Babies, children and young people's experience of healthcare

14 May 2021

GPs will be familiar with the appearance of surgery waiting rooms stripped of the small tables piled with books and toys to occupy children when they wait for a consultation, now that Covid-19 hygiene measures have taken over. But there are many ways that a GP practice can make babies, children and young people feel comfortable. Christine Grey explores the options for healthcare services to make children feel included and listened to when attending an appointment.

The Prevent Duty in Schools

13 May 2021

Michael Evans considers the revised Prevent guidance for England and Wales that was issued in April 2021 and the ‘Prevent Duty’ that is placed on schools to safeguard pupils from radicalism and being drawn into terrorism.

Can staff refuse testing and vaccines?

13 May 2021

Opeyemi Ogundeji, researcher and employment law writer at Croner-i, details how employers can deal with a situation where staff refuse to take the Covid-19 vaccine and/or partake in in-house testing.

Talking about stress at work

12 May 2021

Conversations about work-related stress can be difficult to start. As many people return to work after a far-from-normal year, an expanded range of talking toolkits is now part of the arsenal designed to make awkward moments easier. Jon Herbert reports

Government coronavirus aid for business

12 May 2021

There are a number of schemes that the government is providing to help businesses during the coronavirus crisis. This is a summation of the main schemes that are available.