Should employers provide time off for vaccines?

25 February 2021

Opeyemi Ogundeji, researcher and employment law writer at Croner-i, explores whether employers should provide their staff with time off to receive their Covid-19 vaccines, and if this time off should be paid.

A White Paper and more reform: what now for the NHS?

22 February 2021

NHS and social care staff will be wondering whether Health and Social Care Secretary, Matt Hancock, just announced legislative plans for more disruptive, top-down reform at the worst possible time for healthcare workers in the middle of battling Covid-19, and will question what is in it for social care. Others, like Mr Hancock himself, will say the proposals in his White Paper, Integration and Innovation, could help get rid of barriers that are holding wide ranging services back from working more efficiently and collaboratively.

Mental health — staying sane at work during the Covid crisis

1 February 2021

After almost a year of localised and national restrictions, Vicky Powell looks at workers' mental health and how the pandemic has affected levels of depression, anxiety, stress and morale within the workforce, often in complex ways.

The next steps to integrated care

13 January 2021

In this feature Thoreya Swage, Healthcare Consultant, describes the next phase of development of Integrated Care Systems for 2021–2022.

The January blues: an employers’ guide

4 January 2021

With the festive season a distant memory, employees now have to get through the infamous January blues. Recent reports have found that mental health illnesses cost the UK and Irish economy more than £41.8 billion (€49.7 billion) combined, each year.

End of the leave year — should employees carry over leave?

23 December 2020

Many companies may operate a January to December leave year and, with the end of 2020 in sight, time may be running out for employees to take their leave. Ben McCarthy, employment law writer at Croner-i, explores whether employers should permit their employees to carry leave over into the next leave year.

How to manage “long Covid”

30 November 2020

Months after being infected with Covid-19, people are still suffering with symptoms commonly known as “long Covid”. Laura King considers how workplaces should respond.