Employers' guide to criminal record checks

2 December 2013

The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) has published a guide for employers and organisations explaining how they can request criminal records checks on potential employees.

Employers' guide to criminal record checks

2 December 2013

The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) has published a guide for employers and organisations explaining how they can request criminal records checks on potential employees.

New fire status for businesses and fire authorities

1 December 2013

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) has announced that the Government is to legislate to extend primary authority, which enables businesses to form a legal partnership with a single local authority, to fire safety from 6 April 2014.

WHO report on nanotechnology and human health

28 November 2013

The World Health Organization (WHO) has published a new research report, Nanotechnology and Human Health: Scientific Evidence and Risk Governance, focusing on the current state of knowledge and the key evidence, with a view to identifying options for risk assessment and policy formulation.

State of Care annual report finds nursing homes lag behind

28 November 2013

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) 2012/13 annual report on the “State of Care” said that, despite improvements in each type of care setting, it was “disappointed that in around 10% of cases people received poor-quality care”.

New fire status for businesses and fire authorities

28 November 2013

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) has announced that the Government is to legislate to extend primary authority, which enables businesses to form a legal partnership with a single local authority, to fire safety from 6 April 2014.