Data protection has not gone away

12 June 2019

This time last year every organisation in the country seemed to be rushing to meet the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), with email in-boxes across the country filled with requests to confirm the right to keep and use personal information.

Good news for low-paid workers

10 June 2019

Low pay could be eliminated by the middle of the 2020s, according to the Resolution Foundation’s latest annual Low Pay Britain report which highlights that the proportion of low-paid workers across Britain has fallen to its lowest level since 1980.

Care home resident died after eating chlorine tablets

4 June 2019

A care home operator has been fined £270,000, after a resident of Lomond Court Care Home, Glenrothes in Fife, Scotland, who suffered symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease, put chlorine tablets in his mouth and chewed them, leading to his death.

IPPR says free social care for over-65s would save NHS billions

4 June 2019

A report by the think tank, the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR), has said free social care for over-65s in England would save NHS £4.5 billion each year as well halve the number of people facing “catastrophic” social care costs.

Work-related burnout now medically recognised

31 May 2019

The World Health Organization (WHO) has officially recognised work-related burnout as an official “occupational phenomenon”, in its latest classification of diseases.