Frontline health workers granted visa extension

Home secretary Priti Patel has announced that frontline NHS workers whose visas are due to expire before 1 October will...

Airline crew asked to join NHS Nightingale Hospitals initiative

30 Mar 2020

Thousands of EasyJet and Virgin employees have been asked to work at the temporary NHS hospitals.

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Outsourcers pool staff over public sector Covid-19 challenge

27 Mar 2020

Outsourcing giants collaborate in bid to maintain health and prison services.

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Doctors on verge of walkout over lack of protective equipment

25 Mar 2020

Doctors and other medical staff are threatening to quit frontline NHS work because they feel there is inadequate safety equipment....

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Key workers list published: children can remain at school

20 Mar 2020

The Department for Education last night published a list of key workers whose children will still receive schooling despite the...

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NHS invites retired doctors and nurses to return

20 Mar 2020

Senior health officials have called on 65,000 retired NHS doctors and nurses to return to the profession to support the...

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Budget 2020: Seven things employers may have missed

12 Mar 2020

Given the covid-19 coronavirus has now been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organisation, chancellor Rishi Sunak’s Budget announcement...

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Budget 2020: National living wage to hit 66% median earnings by 2024

11 Mar 2020

The Low Pay Commission has been tasked ensuring that the national living wage reaches two-thirds of median earnings by 2024....

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Coronavirus: One in five workers could be off sick at once

3 Mar 2020

As many is one in five staff could be off sick at the same time if the Covid-19 coronavirus takes...

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Statutory sick pay could stymie Covid-19 response

2 Mar 2020

Health workers on statutory sick pay face difficult decision if they exhibit coronavirus symptoms, while gig economy workers also may face dilemma.

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Huge public sector redundancy payouts revealed despite ‘ban’

24 Feb 2020

Level of payouts far in excess of stated government cap of £95,000.

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NHS staff survey reveals little progress in boosting health and wellbeing

19 Feb 2020

Only three out of 10 (29.3%) NHS staff say their trust takes positive action on health and wellbeing, with many...

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How stopping rudeness in its tracks can make work a safer place

18 Feb 2020

Uncivil and rude behaviour seems to be increasing in the workplace, making it difficult to confront difficult situations. But a...

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Nurse unfairly dismissed for wanting to commence NHS whistleblowing process

11 Feb 2020

A senior district nurse with 38 years’ experience was unfairly dismissed after she told management of her wish to instigate...

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Paterson inquiry: HR processes ‘stood in way of patient safety’

4 Feb 2020

The confidential nature of HR processes in the NHS “stood in the way of patient safety”, according to the independent...

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