falls into a variety of categories. Details of these can be found in
the Salaried Primary Dental Care Services (SPDCS) terms and conditions
of service (TCS). This document can be downloaded below.
Details of the following can be found in schedule 11 of the TCS:
- annual leave arrangements and entitlements
- Public holidays (the Employment Relations advice sheet "Bank holidays and part time workers" is available to download below)
- professional and study leave
- special leave.
Maternity leave and pay
14 of the TCS details maternity leave rights. All pregnant employees
are entitled to time off with pay to keep appointments for antenatal
care made on the advice of a registered medical practitioner, midwife or
The Employment Relations advice sheet "Maternity leave and pay" is available to download below.
Other types of leave include:
many cases you have the right to take time off work to deal with an
emergency involving someone who depends on you i.e. your husband, wife,
partner, child, parent, or someone living with you as part of your
family can all be considered as depending on you. Others who solely rely
on you for help in an emergency may also qualify. You can’t be
penalised by your employer for taking the time off, providing your
reasons for taking it are genuine.
employees are entitled to a reasonable time off work without pay, to
deal with an emergency involving a dependant as this is your statutory
right. Many PCT and Trust in the UK have a 'special leave policy' and
may offer a couple of days paid leave in emergency circumstance.
Parental, Paternity & Adoption leave
The Employment Relations advice sheet on "Paternity, adoption and parental leave" is available to download below.
Time of in lieu (TOIL)
An alternative to paying for overtime is to offer time off in lieu. This
scheme allows employees to record hours worked to use at a later date.
However TOIL should only be taken with the agreement of the employer.
Travel time should be undertaken during paid work time. It compensates
an individual for having to work away from their normal base of
work. Members with queries about this should check with the Employment
Relations team firstname.lastname@example.org
Working Time Regulations
A worker's average working time must not exceed 48 hours for each seven
day period unless the worker has agreed with an employer in writing that
the limit should not apply. Details of these statutory regulations can
be found on the BERR website.