Too hot to work?

28 June 2019

As summer temperatures rise, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has reminded employers about the rules for working in hot and humid weather via its various social media channels.

Holidays are good for workers’ hearts

26 June 2019

Researchers have provided scientific evidence that it’s possible to reduce the risk of heart disease simply by getting out of the office and taking a holiday.

Independent review calls for legal protection for doctors' reflective notes

18 June 2019

An independent review of gross negligence manslaughter and culpable homicide, carried out for the General Medical Association (GMC), has called for legal protection for doctors' reflective notes as well as for greater controls on expert witnesses and measures to end a postcode lottery in how gross negligence manslaughter laws are applied across England.

BMA warns NHS on cusp of major workforce crisis

11 June 2019

British Medical Association (BMA) Chair Dr Chaand Nagpaul has written to Prime Minister Theresa May warning of the risk of losing “large swathes of expertise from the NHS’s most experienced doctors at a time when the overstretched service needs it most”.

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.