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 a best practice guide for consultant job planning issued by NHS Improvement.
The Court of Appeal has held that the employment tribunal incorrectly struck out the appellant's claim against Health Education England (HEE). The Court remitted the claim to a fresh tribunal to decide, as a preliminary issue, if the appellant was a worker in relation to HEE under the whistleblowing provisions of the Employment Rights Act 1996.
Updated to include a reference to R (on the application of P and others) v Secretary of State for Justice and others, in which the Court of Appeal considered the filtering process for DBS checks.
Updated to reflect that the Public Sector Apprenticeship Targets Regulations 2017 are in force from 31 March 2017 and introduce the new duty for public authorities with effect from 1 April 2017.
Updated to include information on the annual requirement to report on disclosures for prescribed bodies.
We discuss the requirement for public-sector employers with 250 or more employees to report their gender pay gap information.
The ban on certain agency staff in the NHS, which was due to come into force on 1 April, has been dropped.
The ban on certain agency staff in the NHS, which comes into force on 1 April, will "remove a lifeline" from NHS trusts, the Recruitment and Employment Confederation has claimed.
Updated to take into account the announcement by NHSI that the ban on NHS employers employing NHS nurses and doctors to fill shifts will not be implemented on 1 April 2017.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to employers in the health sectors in England and Wales and Scotland.