Public sector

Assaults on NHS staff increase 10% in a year

Physical assaults on NHS staff in England rose by 9.7% compared to 2015/16, according to new figures published today.

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NHS pay deal of 6.5-29% to be offered without holiday loss

21 Mar 2018

More than a million nurses and other NHS staff in England will be offered a three-year pay deal worth between...

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Nine in 10 NHS trusts plan to use apprenticeship levy funds

19 Mar 2018

Almost all NHS trusts in England plan to use their apprenticeship levy training fund, but would like more flexibility over...

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NHS staff set for significant pay rise as talks make progress

9 Mar 2018

A new NHS pay deal could give 1 million staff a 6.5% pay rise over the next three years, according...

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Counting the cost of the non-EU immigration cap

28 Feb 2018

The NHS recently called into question the cap on non-EU migrants coming into the UK, claiming it was blocking access...

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Ministers over-egging prison officer recruitment success, says union

19 Feb 2018

The Prison Officers’ Association has criticised Ministry of Justice claims that the Government is ahead of schedule in achieving a...

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DBS background checks not bringing the benefits expected

1 Feb 2018

A National Audit Office investigation into the Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) has found its modernisation programme is running three...

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Occupational health practitioners urged to join consultation on future NHS workforce

1 Feb 2018

The Society of Occupational Medicine is urging OH practitioners to get involved in a consultation on the future NHS workforce...

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Changes to judges’ pension scheme found to be discriminatory at EAT

31 Jan 2018

A group of judges have won their Employment Appeal Tribunal case, which found that transitional arrangements to a new public...

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Government approach to teacher retention ‘sluggish and incoherent’

31 Jan 2018

The Department for Education (DfE) must get a grip on teacher retention to avoid a crisis in English classrooms, according...

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Public sector HR: Why digital transformation is so vital

26 Jan 2018

Are local authorities ready for Government 2.0? Roisin Woolnough looks at how public sector employers are responding to the push...

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Corbyn vows to end public sector outsourcing

19 Jan 2018

Jeremy Corbyn yesterday vowed to end public sector outsourcing in the wake of the collapse of support services giant Carillion....

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NHS lost more nurses than it recruited in 2017

17 Jan 2018

The NHS is on the verge of a staffing crisis, according to the Royal College of Nursing, with more nurses...

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Carillion workers “face uncertain future” after collapse

16 Jan 2018

Thousands of workers face uncertainty after Carillion, the UK’s second largest construction company, went into liquidation yesterday.
The company went...

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Pay awards stuck firm at 2% during 2017, according to XpertHR

21 Dec 2017

Employers consistently offered median pay awards of 2% during 2017, according to XpertHR’s analysis.

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