21502 - Drug Testing

1) Can you please tell me if you drug test your frontline staff? 

2) if so how many staff tested positive 2017 - 2018 for any illegal substance?

3) How many staff from 2017 - 2018 took sickness or were suspended from active duty due to alcohol or drug use? 

 

  • Reference:
    21502
  • Response:

    1) Can you please tell me if you drug test your frontline staff? 

    No

    2) if so how many staff tested positive 2017 - 2018 for any illegal substance?
    N/A

    3) How many staff from 2017 - 2018 took sickness or were suspended from active duty due to alcohol or drug use? 

    We do not currently collate sickness information for this category.

    During 2017-18 less than 5 people were suspended for this reason.  The Trust is not releasing the exact figure here as there being such a small number this could render the information patient identifiable.  Therefore, we are withholding the exact figure under exemption s.40 of the Freedom of Information Act to protect the data protection rights of the staff members involved.

     

  • Area:
    Trust wide
  • Category:
    Human Resources
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