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 Secretary of State for Health and the British Medical Association over the introduction of a new junior doctors’ contract culminated in a resolution being reached on 18 May. An agreement was published by ACAS following 10 days of intensive talks, stating that a new contract will be implemented for junior doctors from August 2016. However, junior doctors have since rejected the new contract. See Types of contract > Future developments for further information.
The Government has confirmed it will proceed with additional limits to exit payments across the public sector, following on from plans to cap exit pay and to require repayment if exiting workers rejoin.
The autumn months promise to be a busy period for HR practitioners as they get to grips with a host of employment law changes. Bar Huberman sets out the top 10 upcoming legislative changes that employers need to be ready for, even though many implementation dates have yet to be confirmed.
Education England recently introduced whistleblowing protection for junior doctors. This forms part of a growing trend towards increased protection for those who make disclosures, argues Sean Dempsey from Lewis Silkin.
The Law Commission consults on reforming the offence of misconduct in public office.
A group of senior medical professionals has condemned the latest series of strikes proposed by junior doctors.
Updated to include information on a Government consultation on mandatory gender pay gap reporting for public-sector employers.
We round up three recent employment tribunal awards for discrimination arising from disability under the Equality Act 2010. The compensation awarded in these three cases totals over £25,000.
The timetable for gender pay gap reporting in the public sector has been announced, with the Government largely intending to mirror the private-sector regime.
We discuss the latest developments in employment law, including Brexit, the Trade Union Act, gender pay gap reporting and the apprenticeship levy.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to employers in the health sectors in England and Wales and Scotland.