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Saying goodbye to outdated shift scheduling will avoid NHS burnout

Another pandemic could be about to hit the NHS – staff burnout. Dr Anas Nader explains how embracing flexible working...

Pay freezes almost double thanks to coronavirus caution

25 Jun 2020

Many employers are cancelling or deferring their 2020 pay awards, while around one in 7 have introduced a pay freeze,...

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Number of non-EU workers arriving in UK overtakes EU migrants

19 Jun 2020

For the first time since 2006, the majority of people migrating to the UK for work are non-EU citizens.
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Student nurses see paid placements terminated early

17 Jun 2020

Student nurses who joined the NHS frontline in paid positions to assist in the fight against the coronavirus have had...

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Defence chief demands action to counter armed forces racism

11 Jun 2020

All military personnel should see the potential in every recruit and help end intolerance, said the UK's most senior officer today.

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Plan to fully reopen primary schools before summer scrapped

9 Jun 2020

Plans to allow all primary school children in England to return to the classroom before the summer holidays have been...

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Personnel Today Awards 2020: entry deadline extension available

29 May 2020

With just one week left until the original deadline, we announce that organisations can apply for a two-week extension to...

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From ‘forgotten’ to ‘key’ workers: protecting the precariously employed

29 May 2020

While the Covid-19 crisis is a worrying and uncertain time for all of us, it brings into sharp focus some...

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Occupational health needs to be accessible to all NHS staff, says BMA

22 May 2020

The British Medical Association (BMA) has called for more mental health and wellbeing support for those in the profession –...

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Police officer banned after stealing breakfasts from staff canteen

22 May 2020

A police officer has been banned from every police force in the UK after he admitted to stealing breakfasts from...

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Scientists urge caution over availability of antibody tests

21 May 2020

Scientists have warned of the risks associated with the widespread use of antibody tests by employees and the wider public,...

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Leave to remain extended to families of deceased care workers

21 May 2020

The government has stated that non-EEA family members of any NHS, healthcare or social care worker who has died as...

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TUC calls for ‘National Recovery Council’ to protect jobs and pay

20 May 2020

The TUC has called for the government to form a National Recovery Council to help the economy heal from the...

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Civil Service praised for agility amid extreme Brexit pressure

18 May 2020

Brexit proved the service could be agile and has led to a focus on employee wellbeing. But it also soured relationships with ministers.

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Immigration Bill is ‘not fair and not in the national interest’

18 May 2020

Labour accuses government of undervaluing people in low paid jobs in the health and social care sector and says immigration bill will make them feel unwelcome in this country.

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