How to prevent and contain listeria outbreaks

19 June 2019

An investigation is currently under way into a serious outbreak of listeria infections in England, which has been traced back to pre-packed chicken sandwiches in hospitals. Vicky Powell looks at the ways in which food businesses can prevent and contain outbreaks of this deadly disease, warning that management failures can be fatal, and have historically resulted in hundreds of deaths and infections around the world.

As the number of workers aged over 70 almost doubles in the space of 10 years, do employers need to review their management practices?

19 June 2019

Recent focus on the make up of modern workforces has centred on millennials and how particular workplaces and cultures are more likely to attract and retain millennial employees. While this has led to an increased awareness of certain business aspects, such as wellbeing and values, this may also have led to older workers falling by the wayside as employers seek to attract new employees.

How to administer psychological first aid

15 June 2019

Psychological first aid can significantly reduce long-term emotional damage if employees are exposed to a traumatic event, such as a distressing workplace accident or a terrorist attack. Karen Matovu, Head of mental health training for managers at Validium, lists the six essential steps to providing support after a traumatic incident.

Varying contracts of employment

13 June 2019

How can employers best achieve necessary contractual changes? In this article Stuart Chamberlain, senior employment law author and consultant at Croner-i, examines the legal issues in varying a contract.

Mental health in the workplace — time to change?

13 June 2019

Mental health in the workplace as an issue has reached unprecedented levels in terms of discussion, but are we really taking it seriously enough? In this article, Tricia Palmer, HR consultant, considers the importance of good mental health, and the possible impacts of not giving it enough of the right attention.

Panic attacks at work: what should you do?

28 May 2019

Thoroughly unpleasant and hard to deal with at the best of times, panic attacks at work are even worse. We consider the causes, signs and triggers of a panic attack and advise on how to help.

Primary Care Networks and the GMS Contract 2019/20

27 May 2019

In January 2019, NHS England published: Investment and Evolution, A five-year framework for GP contract reform, to implement the NHS Long Term Plan which outlines five main goals and establishes the intended direction for primary care for the next 10 years, Deborah Bellamy explains.