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NHS and Parental Leave

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Afo Sun 05-Feb-17 16:34:43

Just wondering are there any NHS staff around? Does anyone know if it's possible to take your parental leave entitlement 1 day per week instead of blocks? My trust's policy is minimum of 1 week blocks and I was wondering is there any movement in that or has anyone been successful in challenging that? Thanks.

AgentProvocateur Sun 05-Feb-17 16:40:24

I think that's the law rather than an NHS rule.

Lonecatwithkitten Sun 05-Feb-17 16:40:38

By definition parental leave must be taken as week long blocks as described here.

HainaultViaNewburyPark Sun 05-Feb-17 16:41:57

One week blocks (unless you have a disabled child).

Afo Sun 05-Feb-17 16:43:25

Oh thank you I wasn't aware of that. I'm in NI and have some friends that work in ROI that can take 1 day per week so just assumed it was trust policy. That's that then thanks again flowers

LoneCat Sun 05-Feb-17 16:43:27

If you have a disabled child you can take it in days rather than weeks, but you have to be claiming DLA as proof of disability.

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