This page was last updated: March 9th, 2022
The package of annual leave opportunities available to you are:
Supporting Policies (these are currently being updated):
Due to your commitment to our patients under the operational pressures we experienced, you may not have been able to take as much leave as you’d have liked. This has not been a usual couple of years, so rather than the usual ‘use it, or lose it’, we are extending the annual leave buy back scheme introduced in 2021/22 into 2022/23.
Conditions apply to prevent wrongful use of this benefit which are:
Please refer to the annual leave buy back policy.
If you have annual leave still to be taken in this financial year (2021/22) you will be able to carry it over subject to a maximum of ten days, into next financial year (2022/23). You will be able to do this if the below conditions are met:
The ‘Brilliant You Day’ is a thank you and recognition for efforts made during the Covid-19 pandemic and the operational pressures over the last 24 months. After the uptake and feedback from offering this last year, we would like to extend this gesture again, the day will be awarded to be taken in 2022/23. This is a one-off, non-contractual entitlement and it will not lead to any similar future entitlements.
You might want to use it on your birthday, a family member’s birthday or whenever you like! Perhaps a coastal walk, talking your dog for a hike, visiting family, going for a sea swim or enjoying a Cornish tea. It is for you to use how you wish.
Your Brilliant You Day is for your rest and wellbeing. We hope you’ll share your photos and videos of how your spent your day on our staff Facebook group, or send them to us to include in one of our newsletters, to share the fun and smiles and inspire your colleagues for their Brilliant You Day.
The Brilliant You Day can be taken up to until 31 March 2023. The day will be available to book on roster from 14 March 2022.
The date you take should be agreed with your line manager (as would normally be the case with annual leave) and would need to be booked and agreed in advance to ensure there is adequate staffing and safety of care is not compromised.
All on Agenda for Change, Consultants, and bank staff. i.e., permanent, fixed term, flexible contracts and bank workers, regardless of what they have been doing over the Covid period, i.e. working as normal, working from home, shielding, sick, on maternity leave etc. The Trust wants to thank all employees.
We are allocating the day based on all staff still in post on 28th February 2022.
The Brilliant You Day is to be calculated based on one fifth of your weekly contracted hours. For example, for someone contracted to work 37.5 hours a week this will be 7.5 hours. This is to make sure everyone gets the same proportion of time off for their Brilliant You Day.
No. The Brilliant You Day is independent of annual leave allocation.
Once agreed with your line manager to ensure safe staffing. A new entitlement has been set up on E-roster to clearly identify it separately to annual leave. A user guide has been put together and will be communicated to all staff.
No, the Brilliant You Day is additional to any entitlement you currently have.
The calculation for the Brilliant You Day for bank workers will be calculated in the same way as your quarterly annual leave payments are. Bank workers will therefore receive the monies instead of the actual day, but it will be the equivalent. It is aimed to be paid on the 29th of April.
If you are a substantive staff member you will receive a ‘Brilliant You day’, you will not receive the Kernowflex bank allocation as well.
No, it is important to us that you get time back for you. Kernowflex colleagues are receiving a payment in the same way they normally receive their annual leave entitlement.
No, your Brilliant You Day must be taken before 31 March 2023 and will be lost if not taken.
No, the Brilliant You day does not impact the 10 days carry over.
Yes, but you need to take the day before you leave the Trust; the day will not be paid in lieu.
No, unfortunately if you have not used your brilliant you day entitlement, it is not possible to receive this as payment. We encourage everyone to use their day.
If you are on maternity or long-term sickness, you will still be able to take your recognition day up until 31st March 2023.