Workforce considerations for Primary Care Networks
Through the new Additional Roles Reimbursement Scheme, announced in the 2019 GP Contract Framework, further funding will be made available to Primary Care Networks to reimburse over 20,000 additional staff by 2024.
Health and social care
EAT overturns finding of discrimination against NHS Trust
The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) recently overturned and Employment Tribunal's (ET) decision that a Trust’s treatment of a woman on maternity leave amounted to pregnancy and maternity discrimination under the Equality Act 2010.
Health and social care
Court of Appeal: compensatory rest breaks do not need to be continuous
The Court of Appeal found that a compensatory rest break does not need to be provided as a continuous 20 minute period.
Housing case law - March 2019 update
Our latest monthly roundup of must read #ukhousing case law.
GP Practices: Getting your “house in order”
Before practices can form long lasting, effective working relationships with other practices and healthcare professionals, they need to make sure that their own “houses are in order."
Health and social care
The Duty of Candour – are you doing it right?
The CQC has recently fined an NHS Trust for not complying with the Duty of Candour by virtue of a delay in providing an apology to the family as required by the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014.
The Network Contract DES: What we know, and what needs to be determined locally
The new Network Contract Directed Enhanced Service (DES) was announced in the recently-published Five Year GP Contract Framework.
Employment Tribunal decision on positive action
The recent focus on workforce diversity throughout organisations and in senior positions has led to an increased use of positive action legislation.
Housing Development in Review: Three key areas to look out for in 2019
In this edition of Housing Development in Review we review three key developments this year that our experts consider will dominate the housing agenda in 2019.
Health and social care
Reducing reliance on agency staff: NHS Improvement proposals on admin, estates and off-framework agency staff
NHS Improvement have launched a consultation on the proposals about the use of off-framework agency workers to fill non-clinical and unregistered clinical shifts and the use of admin and estates agency workers.
Health and social care
No Extension of Legal Aid for Inquests
The government has issued a final report following its long-anticipated review of legal aid for inquests.
Health and social care
Another healthcare contract suspension is maintained: Central Surrey Health v NHS Surrey Downs CCG
The Technology and Construction Court has maintained the suspension of adult health and social services contract, thereby preventing a commissioner from entering into a contract with its preferred bidder.