Statutory Sick Pay: In-depth

Friday, May 29, 2020

The statutory sick pay (SSP) scheme provides employees who are absent from work for a minimum level of income in place of wages. Employees can instead choose to pay occupational sick pay as long as this is at least equal to the SSP that the employee would receive.

Data Protection — Compliance with GDPR Policy

Friday, May 29, 2020

The organisation is fully committed to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). GDPR applies to all organisations that process data relating to their employees, as well as to others including customers, contractors and clients. It sets out principles which should be followed by those who process data; it gives new and extended rights to those whose data is being processed.

International Recruitment in the NHS: Quick Facts

Thursday, May 28, 2020

International recruitment has been successful in meeting NHS staff shortages, but now targets have been almost met it will be important for maintaining workforce levels in some jobs and geographical areas. NHS HR Strategy Contexts

Career Paths for Training Grade Doctors: In-depth

Thursday, May 28, 2020

The section “recruitment and appointment to training programmes” has been updated to refer to the current GMC consultation on changes to the assessment process for recruitment to specialist training.

How to Prevent Unlawful Discrimination against International Recruits

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Review policies and procedures. Review equal opportunities and other relevant policies to ensure they are up to date and refer to the Trust policy to prevent discrimination against international recruits and promote equal opportunities. The Race Equality Scheme required under the Race Relations (Amendment) Act 2000 should be reviewed to ensure it includes action regarding the race impact of Trust policies and practices on workers from overseas and their families. The Equalities Steering Group should include representation from internationally-recruited workers. Policies on working time and annual leave should allow for religious festivals and daily worship.