Acas advice for employees returning from Spain

6 August 2020

The arbitration service Acas has called on employers to be as sympathetic and understanding as possible with members of their staff who are returning from holiday in Spain to find that they have been caught by the Government’s latest Covid-19 requirement.

Trade in medical supplies after the transition period

6 August 2020

The Chief Commercial Officer at the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has written to medicines and medical products suppliers to alert them to possible supply problems when the transition period ends on 31 December 2020.

Round the clock mental health support service for key staff

6 August 2020

Key workers — including staff in health and care, 999 services and also those in supermarkets, pharmacies, transport, catering and cleaning — can access round the clock mental health support as they continue to work on the frontline against the coronavirus.

Reducing bureaucracy in the health and social care system

5 August 2020

The Government has asked for people who work in health or social care, or did until recently, to provide evidence on how to get rid of “unnecessary bureaucracy” which it defines as tasks and processes that need a lot of work but add little value.

Row over night shift work

5 August 2020

Trade unionists and researchers have slammed the UK’s health and safety regulator and a cancer charity over what they say is a failure to respond to a recent World Health Organization (WHO) classification of night shift work as “probably” carcinogenic to humans.