Agenda Item 14 Enclosure KPCT/10/101
NHS KIRKLEES Report To:
PCT Trust Board
Organisational Change Policy and Procedure
FOI Exemption Category
Open Sue Ellis
Director of Human Resources and Organisational Development
Ed Sherwood, Assistant Director of Human Resources (Calderdale PCT)
Key Points to Note:
Policy and procedure recently updated in Calderdale and submitted for approval following consultation in Kirklees. A number of minor changes made including: Paragraph 3 of the policy – an extra sentence included to say: It is not uncommon for organisational change to be triggered by external changes across the NHS; national/regional processes, such as clearing houses, often support these. In such circumstances it will be agreed locally exactly how the processes will operate within the national/regional framework. Paragraph 2 of the procedure minor amendment to say “Line Manager” and not manager. Paragraph 6.3 a final sentence is added to say: The right is reserved to advise employees and representatives wherever voluntary severance will not be considered in any issue or organisational change and subsequently financial information will not be provided.
High levels of compensation may be awarded to employees at an Employment Tribunal in the event that the organisation does not follow agreed procedures during organisational changes for example unfair selection for redundancy.
Policy and Procedure to protect staff rights during organisation change.
The requirements apply equally to all staff covered by the Policy and Procedure
NHS Kirklees Staff Partnership Forum NHS Kirklees Senior Management Team
RECEIVE and APPROVE