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Attendance Management and Absence for Dental Foundation Colleagues

We recognise the importance of effective attendance management, which can have a significant impact upon training progression, the wider team and ultimately patient care.

In matters of absence and returning to work, Lead Employer offers a number of resources, support and guidance to facilitate best practice at all times for the Host Organisations who work with us.


Roles and Responsibilities

The Lead Employer is committed to supporting a culture of 100% attendance amongst our Dental Foundation Colleagues and taking proactive steps to support colleagues to remain in work where possible. The Lead Employer will ensure that Host Organisations are supported to achieve this, where possible, among their Lead Employer workforce.

Please see the following options for more information on the support and resources offered by Lead Employer:


ESR (Electronic Staff Record)

ESR (Electronic Staff Record) is used to log absence and annual leave.

Employee self-service allows colleagues to view and update personal information, including home addresses, emergency contacts and bank account details. Further information can be found Lead Employer - STHK | Policies and Forms

Useful documents for ESR

New Approver Authorisation Form – please email: to be set up with access to ESR

Manager Approval User Guide - Lead Employer - STHK | Supervisor Self-service on ESR