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8 September 2021 Changes to flexible working in the NHS and "childcare disparity"

On 13 September 2021 the previously announced changes to section 33 of the NHS Terms and Conditions of Service Handbook come into effect, giving increased rights to request flexible working to all staff covered by those terms within England and Wales.

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16 August 2021 The meaning of “Correspondence” under MHPS

The High Court case of Burn v Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust [2021] EWHC 1674 has considered the scope of the disclosure requirements under the Maintaining High Professional Standards (MHPS) framework and provides some useful guidance for those tasked with carrying out case investigations.

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19 July 2021 Lifting of restrictions – health and care sectors

The Government has announced the lifting of many restrictions from 19 July 2021 including the cessation of the need for social distancing, the removal of the legal requirement for face masks, and the end of required homeworking have been widely publicised.

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30 June 2021 Guidance on Public Sector Exit Payments: use of Special Severance Payments

What the new Public Sector Exit Payments guidance means for NHS organisations.

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Legal update

28 June 2021 Compulsory Covid-19 vaccinations for care home workers

Following consultation issued in April 2021, the Government has announced its decision to press ahead with compulsory Covid-19 vaccinations for those working within CQC-regulated care homes.

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4 May 2021 Shared Insights: the Covid-19 pandemic - workforce challenges for NHS trusts

This shared insight provided an insight into the legal issues arising from Covid-19 related illness, including long Covid and PTSD.

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12 January 2021 Shared Insights: Looking ahead – HR and workforce challenges in 2021

Practical tips to share with healthcare HR colleagues on issues which may cause employee relations issues and litigation in 2021.

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Legal update

3 December 2020 ‘For a Greener NHS’ – what does this mean for the role of HealthTech?

Despite the pressure and challenges facing the NHS and wider health and social care sector in tackling the Covid-19 second wave and winter pressures, the NHS remains committed to playing its part in tackling climate change.

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21 October 2020 Health and care newsletter - October 2020

This health newsletter talks about the focuses on topics relevant to the resolution of healthcare disputes.

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Legal update

13 October 2020 Breach of confidentiality claims

We have seen a rise in recent times in claims resulting from breach of confidentiality. Here we explain how these claims arise and what to do if you become aware of a breach of confidentiality.

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