FOI 7332 - hybrid, blended, agile or smarter working arrangements

Date: 26 May 2022 to 26 May 2025

Under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000, please provide me with full details of any policy your trust in place that means some clerical or managerial staff are able to work from home for at least some of the time.

These may be known internally as hybrid, blended, agile or smarter working arrangements. Examples can be found here https://www.rdash.nhs.uk/publications/agile-working-policy/#:~:text=The%20purpose%20of%20this%20policy,are%20relevant%20to%20agile%20working and here https://www.shsc.nhs.uk/sites/default/files/2021-11/Agile%20Working%20Policy%20(HR%20053%20V1%20October%202021).pdf 

 Regarding your trust, please can you: 

  1. Send me a full copy of your current policy on this issue 
  2. Let me know how many of your staff are currently approved for hybrid working - ie they do not have to be in the office every day. If you are able to say what department they are in that would be ideal ie 10 from communications, 5 directors/heads of service etc  
  3. If it is not included in the policy, please let me know if there is an expected proportion of time that these staff must spend in the office each week or month
  • Request ID:
    7332
  • Category:
    Staff - HR
  • Response:

    May 2022

    Under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000, please provide me with full details of any policy your trust in place that means some clerical or managerial staff are able to work from home for at least some of the time. 

    These may be known internally as hybrid, blended, agile or smarter working arrangements. Examples can be found here https://www.rdash.nhs.uk/publications/agile-working-policy/#:~:text=The%20purpose%20of%20this%20policy,are%20relevant%20to%20agile%20working and here https://www.shsc.nhs.uk/sites/default/files/2021-11/Agile%20Working%20Policy%20(HR%20053%20V1%20October%202021).pdf  

    Regarding your trust, please can you: 

    1. Send me a full copy of your current policy on this issue Medway NHS Foundation does not have a current policy relating to hybrid working, although this does take place across the Trust and is managed on a local basis within departments.  

    2. Let me know how many of your staff are currently approved for hybrid working - ie they do not have to be in the office every day. If you are able to say what department they are in that would be ideal ie 10 from communications, 5 directors/heads of service etc  The Trust do not keep a central record of this. 

    3. If it is not included in the policy, please let me know if there is an expected proportion of time that these staff must spend in the office each week or month  This information is not centrally recorded and would be managed by individual departments.