Before a case conference is requested, we would urge managers to request clarification on the advice given within a medical report via email in the first instance.
At times there may be conflicts between the report outcomes, the employee’s opinion and the needs of the service which need to be addressed, these can often be resolved with a meeting with Manager and HR.
A case conference is an informal meeting which is not part of the sickness absence policy. A case conference is used in the most complex cases but is simply a meeting to provide further medical clarification on recommendations outlined in the report. The meeting is held with the employee, manager, Clinician, HR Advisor and a trade union representative where required.
HR would usually lead the meeting with the OH practitioner there to give their medical input
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