NHS

Shared parental leave and pay – equalising opportunities?

With reports citing that only 1% of those eligible took a period of shared parental leave in 2018 it is...

Government opens consultation on £95,000 cap on public sector exit payments

10 Apr 2019

The government has confirmed plans to introduce a £95,000 cap on payouts for public sector workers when they leave their...

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‘People wouldn’t admit they worked here’: Transforming Morecambe NHS trust

3 Apr 2019

Furness General Hospital hit the headlines in 2013 following a number of tragic baby deaths in its maternity unit. Ashleigh...

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Legal guidance: Whistleblowing in the NHS

15 Mar 2019

Consultant editor Darren Newman considers whistleblowing in the NHS, focusing on the public interest test and the danger of working...

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Government extends group of occupations exempt from £30,000 visa threshold

11 Mar 2019

The government has announced an extension to the number of professions that will be exempt from the proposed £30,000 minimum...

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NHS staff make hundreds of bullying and harassment complaints

25 Feb 2019

Hundreds of bullying and sexual harassment allegations have been made against NHS staff over the past five years, further highlighting...

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Hospital maintenance

TUPE or not TUPE? NHS Trust did not unfairly dismiss workers

22 Feb 2019

An employment tribunal has found that a hospital trust did not unfairly dismiss 13 maintenance workers because they had not...

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‘Proactive’ OH service needed to improve NHS staff wellbeing

21 Feb 2019

More support and a “proactive” occupational health service is needed to help improve the mental health and wellbeing of the...

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NHS culture is ‘dysfunctional’ says chairman

15 Feb 2019

In a stinging attack on 25 years of healthcare policy, Lord David Prior, chairman of NHS England, has described the inherent dysfunctionality of the NHS, saying that it needs to “recapture its vocational engaged spirit”.

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Invest in NHS staff retention, report says

12 Feb 2019

The NHS needs to make more investment in its current workforce rather than creating new roles if it is to...

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Brexit: EU settlement scheme details cause consternation

12 Feb 2019

Updated EU Settlement Scheme details have been criticised as onerous and clumsy by both immigration law specialists and workers in...

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88-year-old woman wins age discrimination case at tribunal

8 Feb 2019

An employment tribunal ruled this week that the dismissal of an 88-year-old medical secretary was unfair, and “tainted by discrimination”....

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Quarterly NHS vacancy levels surpass 90,000

24 Jan 2019

NHS vacancies are running at more than 90,000 per quarter, newly released statistics reveal.
The figures, from NHS Digital, are...

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Staff shortages could swallow up extra NHS funding

18 Jan 2019

Even with the extra funding announced in the health service’s Long Term Plan, NHS trusts are unlikely to meet performance...

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Stressed hospital consultant

Under pressure – how can we better protect health professionals from burnout?

4 Jan 2019

NHS England’s announcement of a new mental health support scheme for doctors has put the pressures faced by health professionals...

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