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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:   

07/02/2020 - Improving People Practice: Feedback

14/11/2019 - The increase in violence against healthcare and emergency workers

19/09/2019 - High Court refuses to prevent trust from proceeding to a disciplinary hearing 

19/09/2019 - Capsticks' Leeds office welcomes two new partners in their 40th year 

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



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.

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