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.

Fraud, forgery and falsification: the risks

13 May 2019

Fraud, forgery and falsification in the field of workplace health and safety can put people’s lives at risk — both members of the public and employees. We consider some cases and their consequences.

Providing support to carers in the workplace

1 May 2019

With an ageing population, UK employers are experiencing an increase in numbers of those within their workforce who are undertaking unpaid care. In 2019, research by Carers UK revealed that one in seven of all workers have caring responsibilities that they are managing alongside their professional lives, with over two million having reduced working hours in order to meet their responsibilities. A staggering nearly 2.6 million people are reported to have given up work in order to care full time, with around 600 people leaving work every day over the past two years.