Public sector

‘Alarming’ levels of PTSD identified among police workforce

10 May 2019

Almost a fifth of police officers experience symptoms of either post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or “Complex PTSD”, with PTSD rates...

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New legal test to protect police drivers

2 May 2019

The government plans to introduce a new legal test to ensure police officers chasing suspected criminals on the roads do...

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Prison service launched 6,600 disciplinary investigations in five years

30 Apr 2019

Nearly 2,700 prison staff in England and Wales were disciplined between 2013 and 2018 according to data released under the...

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Older teachers risk ‘dying in classrooms’ if health needs are ignored, warns union

25 Apr 2019

Schools and colleges have been urged to better monitor the health of teaching staff as many older teachers “risk dying...

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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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Headaches

CPD: The heat is on – managing thermal comfort and the menopause

5 Apr 2019

Menopausal symptoms can affect all older women and some aged below 45, and can pose challenges for individuals and employers...

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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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High Court rules that firefighters’ extra hours are pensionable

3 Apr 2019

Firefighters in Wales have won a landmark pay and pensions case that could have implications for other employers in the...

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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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Equality regulator to investigate pay discrimination at BBC

12 Mar 2019

The BBC is being investigated by the Equality and Human Rights Commission following complaints that female employees were not paid...

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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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ONS economist wins £19,000 in sex discrimination case

27 Feb 2019

A female economist who worked for the Office for National Statistics has been awarded £19,000 in compensation after she was...

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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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