Changes to May 2022 Bank Holidays

14 January 2022

To commemorate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, there will be changes to bank holidays in 2022. The late May Bank Holiday which would have fallen on Monday 30 May 2022 will be moved to Thursday 2 June 2022 and there will be an additional Bank Holiday on Friday 3 June 2022. The adjustment will take effect in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

What Covid-19 highlighted about making DNACPR decisions

5 January 2022

At the outset of the pandemic, the health and care regulator was tasked by the Government to shine a light on a situation that soon gave rise to complaints about “do not attempt cardiopulmonary resuscitation” (DNACPR) decisions being made without involving people or their families or carers. This is what the Care Quality Commission (CQC) found and recommended to future-proof the system.

Guidance on managing coronavirus issues at work

22 December 2021

The risks from Covid-19 are still very much present in the workplace and it is important to remember that employers have a duty of care towards their employees to protect the health and safety of their workforce. This information is being continually checked and updated.

Mandatory Covid vaccine in health and wider social care settings Q&As

10 December 2021

Since the announcement that the Government was to make Covid vaccination a legal requirement for workers in health and wider social care settings, employers are concerned about how it affects them and their staff. Laura Davie, Content Consultant at Croner-i, explores the typical Q&As regarding mandatory Covid vaccines in health and wider social care settings.

Working remotely in primary care

8 December 2021

In this feature Thoreya Swage, Healthcare Consultant, describes how to effectively work remotely in primary care.

10 tips to help primary care providers cope with winter

8 December 2021

Winter is a busy time for healthcare services in the UK, including primary care. Cold weather can have a serious impact on health, particularly for older or vulnerable people, and is responsible for many deaths and illnesses. Heart attacks, strokes and respiratory illnesses all increase in the winter, and an increase in flu also puts pressure on services. In addition, severe snow fall and floods can also bring disruption to both patients and staff in many parts of the country. What should primary care providers do to ensure the safety of their staff and patients when the cold and wet weather starts? Here are 10 key winter planning tips.

How to deal with abusive online comments in your practice

24 November 2021

Healthcare providers and members of staff are increasingly facing abusive comments on social media platforms. Christine Grey details how to manage inappropriate posts and support your staff who become the victims of any unfairness or online abuse.

Can staff refuse testing and vaccines?

12 November 2021

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

Your carbon footprint hidden in plain sight

12 November 2021

During the journey of reducing carbon emissions, your business may face harsh realities where carbon audits reveal much more than direct operational and logistical emissions. With the UK pledging to reach net zero by 2050, putting pressure on businesses to improve their office operation, Max Starr provides quick and easy tips to help reduce your digital carbon footprint.

Menopause: raising awareness in the workplace

5 November 2021

Treating women as equal to men does not mean treating the two sexes the same. Women are different biologically and this may need to be taken into account at work. Gordon Tranter investigates how the menopause can affect women’s health in the workplace and suggests how employers can provide support to enable women to continue to work comfortably and productively during this time.