PHE issues coronavirus guidance for primary care

28 January 2020

Public Health England (PHE) has published interim guidance for primary care clinicians on what to do if they suspect a patient is infected with the Wuhan novel coronavirus (WN-CoV).

Raising pensions tax threshold will not solve problem says BMA

21 January 2020

Following suggestions that the Government is considering changing rules relating to the tax-free allowance for pensions, the British Medical Association (BMA) has warned that this would not stop medical staff from reducing shifts.

BMA calls for minimum CAMHS investment standard

14 January 2020

The British Medical Association (BMA) has called for a new "minimum investment standard" for child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) to be introduced by NHS England.

2020 rates for SMP, SPP, ShPP, SAP and SSP released

10 January 2020

The Government has published the proposed statutory rates for Statutory Maternity Pay (SMP), Statutory Paternity Pay (SPP), Shared Parental Pay (ShPP) and Statutory Adoption Pay (SAP), which come into effect on 5 April 2020, the first Sunday in April. The rate is set to increase from £148.68 to £151.20 per week.

Minimum wage non-compliance on the rise

9 January 2020

After falling consistently between 1999 and 2015, failure to pay the minimum wage is increasing, and fines for those underpaying are too low, according to new research by an independent think tank, the Resolution Foundation.

Workers warned to check holiday dates

3 January 2020

Anyone looking to get away in the spring and thinking that the early May bank holiday would be ideal for a long weekend needs to think again this year as the Government has decided to move it from its usual first Monday in May spot.