Hospital maintenance

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

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

‘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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Healthcare provider charges workers for calling in sick

3 Jan 2019

A healthcare provider that employs 7,000 staff has been imposing a £50 charge on employees who call in sick without...

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Border control

Recruiters sound alarm over falling EU migration figures

29 Nov 2018

Significant changes in migration patterns were revealed today in the latest Office for National Statistics figures, causing serious concerns for...

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Staff bullied at investigated NHS Trust

29 Nov 2018

Staff at a Shropshire hospital trust being investigated over a high number of baby deaths have reported a culture of...

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Health sector discusses Brexit risk to the NHS

27 Nov 2018

While Theresa May was yesterday making her statement to the House of Commons chamber on the Brexit withdrawal agreement, health...

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Scrap net migration target, say London businesses

27 Nov 2018

Business campaigners have called for a radical shake-up to rules governing the immigration of workers at all skill levels.

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Doctor practised medicine for 22 years without qualification

19 Nov 2018

The qualifications of around 3,000 foreign doctors in the UK are being checked after it emerged a woman practised psychiatry...

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