Updated to reflect the Government's indication that it has "no plans" to introduce emergency volunteering leave because there is sufficient current supply of staff and volunteers in the healthcare system.
Practical guidance on dealing with requests for time off for antenatal care, including the right for fathers and partners to attend appointments.
A model letter to respond to a request from an individual for time off to attend an antenatal appointment with a pregnant woman.
A model form to get a declaration from an individual that they are accompanying their pregnant partner at an antenatal appointment.
A model letter explaining the right for staff to request time off to accompany their pregnant partner at an antenatal appointment.
A model letter to respond to a request for time off for an antenatal appointment.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to antenatal care.