Learning for CCG's - recent healthcare employment cases and the pitfalls to avoid
There is a profound and notable change occurring in guidance from the centre and emerging case law on the handling of NHS Workforce matters.
There is a profound and notable change occurring in guidance from the centre and emerging case law on the handling of NHS Workforce matters. Baroness Dido Harding’s letter in May 2019 and the interim People Plan puts workforce culture front and centre and builds on the work arising out of the “Just Culture” initiatives and a number of high profile reviews looking at staff welfare in disciplinary and grievance matters. Some of these issues are proving to be complex for Acute Trusts, often with greater Human Resources functions, so how can CCGs put themselves in the best position to meet the changes in handling workforce issues?
In this webinar recording, employment healthcare lawyers, Bridget Prosser and Jacqui Atkinson discuss changes in the approach to handling NHS Workforce matters and how they should be implemented.
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Head of Employment Healthcare
Jacqui joined us as our national Head of Employment Healthcare in June 2018. She joined the firm having previously spent 10 years establishing and heading up the Capsticks employment team in Birmingham and wanted to move to a practice which would be ready to meet the changing demands of the NHS as it continues to transform itself into system working and integrated healthcare systems. Jacqui has over 20 years’ experience in advising Trust Boards and senior NHS managers on employment issues in the health and care sector. In the last year Jacqui has provided thought leadership on many key workforce issues arising out of Covid-19 and has helped to support healthcare clients to support them as the system transformed to become flexible and agile to meet the demands of Covid 19. This has included supporting CCGs and NHS Trusts in sharing the workforce across the NHS and from the private sector. From a very early stage Jacqui was instrumental in setting up a Covid-19 information hub for clients and delivering webinars nationally on key issues to support the sector with one of the most challenging periods in the history of the NHS. The expending employment healthcare practice now comprises a client base which ranges from CCGs, Provider organisations, care homes, dental and GP practices and independent healthcare hospitals. This enables us to provide employment expertise, policy advice and thought leadership which reflects our thorough understanding of the healthcare system as a whole. Jacqui has built up a strong reputation for her strategic advice, tactics and expertise in advising Trusts on a whole range of employment issues. She is known within the region as the go to lawyer for managing Doctors performance, conduct and capability issues.
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Bridget is an Employment Partner with 20 years’ experience in all aspects of employment law.
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