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Issues involving NHS hospitals, trusts or individual staff can quickly become a matter of media and public comment.
The highly publicised three-year dispute between the Government and junior doctors, over the introduction of a new junior doctors’ contract for the NHS, ended in September 2016 following an unsuccessful legal challenge in the High Court by junior doctors. The new contract is being imposed between October 2016 and October 2017. See Types of contract > Future developments for further information.
Updated to include guidance from the NHS Staff Council in relation to pay and conditions of apprentices in the NHS.
Updated to include information on the workforce disability equality standard to be included in the NHS standard contract from April 2018.
The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has held that, on the particular facts, the employee's dismissal for 20 months' unauthorised absence was unfair.
Updated to include information on the repayment of contractual redundancy pay for very senior managers returning to the NHS within 12 months.
These tables summarise pay awards in the public health sector monitored by the XpertHR pay databank.
Trade unions representing 1.3 million nurses, doctors and other health professionals have written to Theresa May asking her to ditch the longstanding 1% pay cap on NHS staff.
Caroline Nugent is the new president of the Public Services People Managers' Association (PPMA). Here, she puts forward the key areas in the public sector she feels the new Government should focus on.
The Court of Appeal has held that, where the reason or principal reason for a dismissal is because the employee made a disclosure, the question of whether or not that disclosure is protected falls to be determined objectively by the tribunal, and not the employer.
An employment tribunal has held that ambulance workers' non-guaranteed overtime in respect of "shift overruns" should be included in the calculation of their holiday pay, but that on the facts of this case purely voluntary overtime does not have to be included.
The NHS Pay Review Body and the Review Body on Doctors' and Dentists' Remuneration have made recommendations on pay increases that follow public-sector pay policy, but they both questioned the sustainability of ongoing pay restraint in the NHS.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to employers in the health sectors in England and Wales and Scotland.