Managing Absence & Wellbeing – 27 January 2022

In this session we will look at the key principles for effectively managing sickness absence of employees.  This will include understanding the critical role of management conversations before, during and after a period of ill health and absence.  We will explore the importance of the ‘return to work’ process in reducing the longer-term impact of health issues, and how making reasonable adjustments can be effective.  Finally we will consider well-being, understanding the key pillars for maintaining personal well-being and resilience, and how we can support ourselves and our teams.


This course is aimed specifically at Practice Managers and Line Managers with people management responsibilities working in Primary Care in Cornwall (including line managers in Kernow Health CIC).  It is a 90-minute virtual interactive session, with the emphasis around good/best practice and why these areas are important for a Line Manager to focus on.  It is a useful refresher for those with experience and an introduction for new managers.  You will receive a workbook to complete as part of the session which will include prompts for discussion during the session and any personal notes.

This is one of a series of People Management Masterclasses running over the next 6 months.  To view and book other courses in this series, please visit our courses page.

Please note: we may record one of these sessions as a resource for future use.  If you have a concern regarding this, please raise this in advance of the session by contacting

This course is provided free of charge to staff employed within primary care in Cornwall, with funding sourced alternatively to the Education Programme subscription.

This course is for staff working within the Cornwall healthcare economy. If you work outside Cornwall and are interested in this course, please email