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Capsticks, with NHS Employers, has produced a suite of resources designed to support the NHS workforce, including podcasts and guidance. Also, see below for latest news updates and upcoming events.

Latest news

Read a selection of relevant news articles from Capsticks’ website:   

29/03/2018 - GDPR support for HR - Be one step ahead of May's deadline

15/02/2018 - Gig-Economy workers' rights update

28/11/2017 - Disclosures made purely in self-interest are not protected

28/11/2017 - Employment law update: latest holiday decision from the European Court of Justice

28/11/2017 - In conversation with Capsticks at the HSJ Summit

28/11/2017 - Dismissal for failure rel="noopener noreferrer" to provide evidence of right to work in the UK

28/11/2017 - Overseas visitors regulations - Are you prepared?

28/11/2017 - Creating an integrated primary and secondary care system - Is your trust ready?

28/11/2017 - Supreme Court ruling on discrimination claims against regulatory  bodies

03/11/2017 - Employment law round-up   

01/06/2017 - EAT gives guidance on when sleep-ins count for purposes of the national minimum wage 


Hot topics – listen to a series of podcasts on key issues in healthcare.

  • Mental health - Sean Duggan - Chief Executive of the Mental Health Network discusses the key workforce issues for the mental health sector with Rachael Heenan, senior partner at Capsticks.

  • Bullying and harassment - Christina McAnea - Head of Health for Unison discusses bullying in the workplace with Martin Hamilton, partner and head of employment at Capsticks.

  • Brexit Kate Ling - Senior European Policy Manager in the NHS Confederation's European Office discusses the implications of Brexit with Martin Hamilton, partner and head of employment at Capsticks.

  • Raising concerns – Dr Henrietta Hughes - National Guardian for the NHS discusses raising concerns and the role of Freedom to Speak Up (FTSU) guardians with Ron Simms, employment partner at Capsticks. 

Workforce of 2020 - In this series, Kelvin Cheatle, consultant at Capsticks, interviews key workforce leaders to discuss their thoughts on the NHS Workforce of 2020, including the possible impact of devolution and recruitment supply. 

  • Dean Royles - HR director at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. 
  • Lord Norman Warner - Member of the House of Lords and former Minister of State at the Department of Health.
  • Danny Mortimer - Chief executive at NHS Employers.
  • Deborah Tarrant - Director of people and organisational development at Barking Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust.


Getting to grips with GDPR Everything you need to know on GDPR from data protection to contracts and training.

IR35 and the new requirements for NHS employers
Major changes have been introduced to the intermediaries legislation (commonly known as IR35) which apply where the services of an individual are provided through an intermediary to a “public authority” which includes all NHS organisations.

Agenda for change pay scales and points – April 2016
The Agenda for Change pay scales poster has been updated, following the government’s announcement of the NHS pay award for 2016/17.

Care homes - How can we help you?
Find out more on how Capsticks can support you with legislation on care homes.

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