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  • 88-year-old NHS worker sues for age discrimination

    Date:
    27 November 2018
    Type:
    News

    An 88-year-old secretary is suing the NHS for age discrimination after she was dismissed from her post at the Royal Berkshire Hospital.

  • NHS manager awarded £1 million pay-out for unfair dismissal

    Date:
    23 November 2018
    Type:
    News

    An IT manager at an NHS trust has been awarded £1m in compensation by an employment tribunal after he was unfairly dismissed.

  • Doctor practised medicine for 22 years without qualification

    Date:
    19 November 2018
    Type:
    News

    The qualifications of around 3,000 foreign doctors in the UK are being checked after it emerged a woman practised psychiatry for 22 years without a medical degree.

  • One in six NHS posts unfilled by 2030

    Date:
    15 November 2018
    Type:
    News

    "Systemic" shortages in the NHS workforce mean long-term plans for the health service risk becoming an unachievable wish list, according to healthcare experts, who have cited forecasts that more than one in six posts could be unfilled by 2030.

  • Civil servants make hundreds of complaints about harassment

    Date:
    14 November 2018
    Type:
    News

    Hundreds of civil servants have complained about sexual harassment or bullying but only a small number have faced disciplinary action as a result, according to a Guardian investigation.

  • NHS to crack down on violence against staff

    Date:
    1 November 2018
    Type:
    News

    Nurses and doctors will be better protected from attacks by patients and their families under plans to crack down on violence against NHS staff and prosecute offenders more easily.

  • Public sector workers could face variable pay rises

    Date:
    24 October 2018
    Type:
    News

    Public sector workers could have wage increases based on their performance or where in the country they work, the chancellor has hinted.

  • Age discrimination: Interviewer says "I've just noticed how old you are" to interviewee

    Date:
    24 October 2018
    Type:
    Law reports

    In James v Coedffranc Community Council, an employment tribunal upheld an unsuccessful job applicant's age discrimination claim after an interviewer said "I've just noticed how old you are" and jotted down older candidates' ages on interview notes.

  • Why the public sector must embrace apprenticeships

    Date:
    19 October 2018
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    Requirements for public sector employers to ensure a certain percentage of their workforce is apprentices may pose some organisational challenges, but Simon Rouse from PeoplePlus explains how apprenticeships can also help public sector organisations become more productive and better reflect their communities.

  • Police Federation takes legal action over 'derisory' pay offer

    Date:
    8 October 2018
    Type:
    News

    The Police Federation of England and Wales (PFEW) is set to launch legal action over what it has called the government's latest "derisory" pay offer.

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