NHSScotland maternity policy: equality impact assessment

National equality impact assessments were undertaken as part of the policy development process to refresh the extant NHSScotland Partnership Information Network (PIN) workforce policies. This report summarises key findings from the equality impact assessment record prepared for the NHSScotland maternity policy.

Title of Policy

NHSScotland Maternity Policy

Summary of aims and desired outcomes of Policy

The aim of the policy is to :

  • outline the eligibility procedure employees must use to request maternity leave
  • provide details about employees’ statutory and contractual rights
  • confirm maternity leave and pay arrangements

This is a refresh of the previous Model Maternity Leave Policy within the extant Supporting the Work Life Balance PIN Policy (July 2015).


Health Workforce


Email: ofs.workforcepolicies@gov.scot

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