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.
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 include information on the ban on using agency nurses and locum doctors to fill shifts where they are substantively employed by the NHS.
The Government consults on new legislation to protect NHS whistleblowers when applying for NHS roles.
NHS whistleblowers will receive greater legal protection if they decide to apply for a new job, according to recently published proposals.
We round up our key content on employment law changes that come into effect in April 2017.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to employers in the health sectors in England and Wales and Scotland.
Julie Steele qualified as a solicitor in 2006, specialising in employment law, and is now a freelance legal editor.