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.
MHPS employment update seminar
This seminar will provide an opportunity to learn and discuss the latest developments from the courts and tribunals in cases involving conduct and capability concerns about doctors in the NHS.
Taking place from 2-5pm on Tuesday 24 September 2019 in London, you can register for this seminar on the Capsticks website.
Emergency services seminar
Capsticks next seminar will take place on Friday 18 October 2019, from 9am-12:30pm in London. The event will cover the following topics:
- Managing absence and disability effectively
- Positive action – where next?
- Resolving conflict in the workplace through mediation
- Inspection reporting and culture change
For more information take a look at the Capstick's website for more information and to register.
Read a selection of relevant news articles from Capsticks’ website:
05/08/2019 - Further occupations added to the shortage occupation list
17/07/2019 - NHS England and NHS Improvement set targets to reduce disciplinary cases involving BME staff
09/07/2019 - Capsticks reappointed to the HealthTrust Europe legal services framework
29/05/2019 - Capsticks welcomes Legal Director to expanding Employment team
14/05/2019 - Court of Appeal rejects appeal against dismissal for improper conversations about religion with patients
27/03/2019 - Workforce considerations for Primary Care Networks
19/03/2019 - Court of Appeal: compensatory rest breaks do not need to be continuous
06/03/2019 - Employment Tribunal decision on positive action
27/11/2018 - EAT dismisses breach of contract claim against NHS trust
15/11/2018 - New protection for NHS and emergency services staff
24/10/2018 - Employers can be legally responsible for malicious data breaches committed by employees
10/10/2018 - Employment quarterly update
26/09/2018 - Removal of travel allowance following TUPE transfer was not void
07/09/2018 - NHS Dorset CCG successfully defends judicial review of major service changes
19/07/2018 - EAT rules on holiday pay entitlement under Agenda for Change
17/07/2018 - High Court grants interim injunction preventing NHS Trust from continuing disciplinary proceedings
17/07/2018 - Sleep-in shifts and the National Minimum Wage: Mencap v Tomlinson-Blake
28/06/2018 - Court of Appeal confirms that allegations must be specific and factual to amount to protected disclosures
18/06/2018 - Access to health records - important changes to know
15/06/2018 - Supreme Court rejects appeal in Pimlico Plumbers case
11/06/2018 - Revised section 40 of the Freedom of Information Act
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.
Positive action: separating fact from fiction - Take a look at Capsticks' resource which looks at some common diversity and equality misconceptions.
Key issues for healthcare organisations - Read Capsticks' key thoughts and commentaries in response to recent health stories in the press.
GDPR frequently asked questions - The FAQs feature an explanation of key GDPR terms, what should be included in a privacy notice, how long data should be kept on file and other key questions and tips.
Getting to grips with GDPR - Everything you need to know on GDPR from data protection to contracts and training.