An update on right to work checks

1 July 2021

Opeyemi Ogundeji, researcher and employment law writer at Croner-i, details the most up to date guidance on right to work checks, including virtual right to work checks.

National data opt-out

29 June 2021

In this feature, Deborah Bellamy explains the national data opt-out — suggesting ways practices may be able to ensure patients are informed and details the new General Practice Data for Planning and Research.

Vaping at work: e-cigarettes in the spotlight again

23 June 2021

Vaping has dramatically risen in popularity in recent years and is promoted as an aid to quitting cigarette smoking in the UK. Consequently, employers need to ensure they set out clear policies in order to deal with e-cigarettes in the workplace, particularly as evidence suggests vaping is less harmful to health than smoking. Vicky Powell examines the work-related health implications of these trends and a new Scientific Opinion from the European Commission.

Can staff refuse testing and vaccines?

18 June 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.

Diabetes in the workplace

14 June 2021

Diabetes Week in the UK starts on 14 June 2021. Vicky Powell examines diabetes in the context of the workplace, considering how managers can best support the health of workers with diabetes and the relevant work and safety related issues.

Enhancing the primary care workforce

7 June 2021

In this feature Thoreya Swage, Healthcare Consultant, describes the various programmes that are in place to expand the primary care workforce in England.

Daly v BMI Healthcare Ltd case — unfair dismissal

26 May 2021

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has held that a tribunal’s decision to reduce compensation awarded in an unfair dismissal claim was not perverse as the claimant’s argument, that he would have avoided dismissal if provided opportunity to change his behaviour, was not substantiated.

Breaking bad habits from lockdown

26 May 2021

A quick look at some ways to improve and protect your health as businesses re-open and people return to the workplace.

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.

HR hot topics — an overview

12 May 2021

Throughout May, we are looking at some of the biggest issues currently facing HR and the steps employers can take to respond to them. Ben McCarthy, lead researcher and employment law writer at Croner-i provides an overview for some of the present key issues.