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EU settled status scheme looks far from settled

11 Jun 2019

Home Office cannot afford to ignore the lessons of the Windrush scandal and suffer the resulting reputational damage.

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Diversity on the wane among NHS leaders

7 Jun 2019

There are claims that the NHS is in reverse on inclusion after new figures show a marked decline in diversity among its leadership teams.

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Wider NHS pension reform needed to remove overtime deterrent

5 Jun 2019

Plans to offer NHS doctors more flexible pensions will need to be part of wider reforms if the government wants...

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NHS reveals new workforce plan to become ‘agile, inclusive and modern’

3 Jun 2019

The NHS in England has today published its interim People Plan, which sets out proposals for the future of the...

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MPs say EU settlement scheme risks Windrush re-run

30 May 2019

The scheme could lead to the unnecessary and unlawful deportations of people who should be entitled to live and work in the UK.

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Expand shortage occupation list to meet skills needs

29 May 2019

The shortage occupation list should be expanded to allow more migrant workers to fill a wider range of health, IT...

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Proselytising Christian nurse loses second appeal against dismissal

14 May 2019

A nurse in Kent dismissed for “preaching” to patients has lost a second appeal against an employment tribunal ruling that...

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NHS consultants ‘better off’ working part-time

25 Apr 2019

Senior doctors in the NHS are better off working part-time under new pension rules, the British Medical Association has warned....

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Shared parental leave and pay – equalising opportunities?

16 Apr 2019

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

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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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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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