Commuting back from the night shift —“a huge issue”

29 November 2019

The Society of Occupational Medicine (SOM) recently held a roundtable meeting on sleep and the workplace during which doctors highlighted the “huge issue” of commuting home from the night shift, warning that 24-hour shift workers who have just come off shift have 55 times the risk of having an accident than someone who has just got up.

People urged to speak up against unacceptable behaviour

28 November 2019

Banners and posters in the Lloyd’s building in London are part of a campaign to highlight the importance of speaking up and to provide clear guidance on how individuals can take action if they see or experience unacceptable behaviour.

2019 Election manifestos on social care launched

26 November 2019

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has already promised an extra £1 billion for social care in England for the year beginning April 2020, but his recently launched election manifesto has extended this to every year until 2024/25.

Labour manifesto promises radical transformation to world of work

22 November 2019

Although ideas and proposals seem to have been appearing for weeks, the official Labour Party general election manifesto has only just been published and it promises what Jeremy Corbyn describes as “real change” in numerous areas, including employment.

Cost of dementia care to nearly treble over next two decades

19 November 2019

A study commissioned by the Alzheimer’s Society has shown that the number of people with dementia in the UK is predicted to nearly double to 1.6 million people in the next 20 year and the cost of care is expected to treble to £45.4 billion.