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Sickness Absence Categories for Trent HR

Category  Conditions which would fall within this category
Asthma, bronchitis, respiratory  Asthma, bronchitis, laryngitis, obstructive airways diseases, pharyngitis, pleurisy, pneumonia, pneumothorax, tracheitis, any respiratory investigations / surgery
Back pain, sprain, strain, musculo- skeletal  Acute soft tissue injury, ankylosing spondylitis, arthritis, back (cervical, thoracic, lumbar) pain / injury, chronic soft tissue conditions, dislocations, fibromyalgia, fractures, gout, investigations (X- ray, MRI), ligament / tendon injury / surgery, polymyalgia, prolapsed disc, repetitive strain disorders / RSI, tendonitis, tenosynovitis
Blood conditions  Anaemia, blood investigations, blood dyscrasias / disorders, clotting disorders, Hodgkin’s disease
Cancer, malignancy  All cancers, biopsy, chemotherapy, investigations / surgery, leukaemias, metastatic (secondary) disease, radiotherapy
Cold, flu, infectious diseases  Chicken pox, cold, food poisoning, glandular fever, hepatitis, HIV/AIDS, impetigo, influenza, measles, meningitis, quarantine / isolation, infectious disease investigations, viral infections
Covid-19  Use this if you have symptoms of Covid-19 or you test positive for COVID-19 and are not well enough to work
Covid-19 (post covid-19 syndrome) Use when you have had a diagnosis of Post Covid-19 Sydrome or when you have had signs and symptoms that develop during or following an infection consistent with Covid-19 which continue for more than 12 weeks and are not explained by an alternative diagnosis
Debility, fatigue Burn-out, chronic fatigue syndrome, debility, exhaustion, fatigue, family /
domestic problems, no illness
Diabetes, thyroid, endocrine  Adrenal malfunction, Diabetes, endocrine investigations / surgery, parathyroid malfunction, pituitary malfunction, thyroid malfunction / disease
Ear nose & throat, dental  Allergies, ataxia, balance disturbance, ear nose and throat / ENT infections / investigations / surgery, dental extraction / surgery, hayfever, hearing loss, labyrinthitis, sinusitis, tinnitus, tonsillitis, vertigo, vestibulitis
Eye, ophthalmic Eye infections / inflammation, eye injury, eye investigations / surgery, glaucoma, iritis, visual disturbance / vision deterioration
Genito-urinary  Bladder dysfunction, G U investigations / surgery, nephritis, prostate disease, renal (kidney) stones, renal failure, sexually transmitted diseases / STD, testicular abnormality, urinary tract infections
Gynaecological, obstetric, pregnancy  Breast lump / disorders, fibroids, hysterectomy, gynaecological investigations, infections, menstrual dysfunction, PMS / PMT, post-natal problems, pregnancy related illnesses
Headache, migraine, neurological  Bells palsy, blackouts, concussion, congenital conditions, epilepsy, faints, fits, headache, head injury, migraine, Motor Neurone Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Myasthenia Gravis, neuralgia, neuritis, neurological investigations / surgery, Parkinson’s disease, sleep disturbance
Heart, cardiovascular  Angina, arrhythmia, cardiac investigations, cardiac surgery, DVT, hypertension, hypotension, ischaemic heart disease, myocardial infarction, pulmonary embolism, phlebitis, varicose veins
Menopause/Peri-menopause Menopause symptoms such as low mood, anxiety, problems with memory and concentration, headaches/migraines, hot flushes and night sweats, muscle/joint aches, menstrual dysfunction, palpitations, disturbed sleep, insomnia, fatigue
Skin, dermatological  Abscess, burns, cellulitis, dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis, skin infections, skin tumour / lump, skin biopsy / surgery, sunburn, urticaria
Stomach, bowel, gastric, intestinal  Appendicitis, bowel disease, bowel obstruction, Crohn’s diseases, diarrhoea, diverticulitis, duodenal, ulcer, dyspepsia, gall bladder disease, gastric ulcer, gastro-enteritis, GI surgery / investigations, haemorrhoids / piles, hernia, IBS, liver dysfunction / disease, poisoning, reflux, pilonidal sinus, ulcerative colitis, vomiting
Stress, depression, anxiety, psychological  Alcohol & drug abuse / dependence, anxiety, bereavement, depression, eating disorder, obsessional compulsive disorder, personality disorder, phobia, phobic state, psychosis, PTSD, stress