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Payslips to provide greater clarity for variable hours workers

APRIL will see changes to the way employers issue payslips to ensure greater clarity for people whose pay fluctuates because they work variable hours.

  • 27 March 2019
  • Article

HR Alert: Right to work checks

PRACTICES must ensure they comply with new right to work check rules or risk harsh penalties.

  • 27 March 2019
  • Article

Case study: Making reasonable adjustments for employees

THIS case highlights the importance of making reasonable adjustments for disabled employees.

  • 27 March 2019
  • Article

Ask the expert: Reducing sick pay

A COUPLE of employees in our practice have particularly high absence levels. This has increased pressure on their colleagues who cover the work while they are off sick. At present, the practice provides contractual sick pay of six months full pay followed by six months half pay in a 12-month rolling year period.

  • 27 March 2019
  • Article

Don’t “go it alone” in legal matters

MDDUS advisers are here to assist members at the outset of complaints, claims and all regulatory matters. Not seeking assistance at an early stage can have far-reaching consequences.

  • 27 March 2019
  • Risk articles

Breathlessness

...The receptionist phones Mr P to let him know that the prescription will be sent to his local chemist for collection. That next morning a neighbour checks on Mr P and finds him dead...

  • 27 March 2019
  • Case study

Call for action on postcode lottery of child dental decay

GOVERNMENT is being urged to tackle deep-seated oral health inequalities which have left young children in deprived parts of England more than five times more likely to face hospital dental extractions than the national average.

  • 27 March 2019
  • News

NHS trusts struggling to engage with bereaved families

GOOD progress is being made by some NHS hospital trusts in England in learning from deaths, although some are struggling to improve engagement with bereaved families and carers.

  • 27 March 2019
  • News

UK bottom of the list in oral health education

THE UK has been ranked at the bottom of a global league table according to how well schools educate children about their oral health.

  • 27 March 2019
  • News

NHS sees further drop in public satisfaction

PUBLIC satisfaction with the NHS has fallen to its lowest level since 2007, according to analysis of the 2018 British Social Attitudes (BSA) survey.

  • 26 March 2019
  • News