On-Call Policy and Procedure
This policy outlines the current law in relation to on-call/sleep-in work. Please be aware that this is an area of the law which could change imminently pending the outcome of the Supreme Court decision in Shannon v Rampersad and another (T/A Clifton House Residential Home). On-call and sleep-in work are obviously a major part of a number of health and social care businesses and it is essential that businesses understand the rules around working time when on-call or on a sleep-in shift and practical steps to ensure compliance. The policy has been reviewed with minor content changes and an additional policy statement added. References have been updated to ensure they remain current.