Health and social care

Sleep-in shifts and the national minimum wage

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Whether or not to pay staff in relation to sleep-in shifts is not always straightforward and establishing whether someone is working or not is crucial. Rebecca Ireland and Madeleine Mould explains the law around this complex area. More …

The relevance of previous incidents in disciplinary investigations

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The Employment Appeal Tribunal has recently considered whether previous incidents, which did not lead to disciplinary action, could be referred to in an investigation report that led to an employee's dismissal for gross misconduct. More …

Healthcare economic review lunch

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Coutts, Cushman & Wakefield and Blake Morgan jointly hosted a healthcare economic review lunch at Coutts' offices on The Strand on 13 September 2017 which was attended by a host of clients, operators and advisors. More …

Do sleep-in shifts qualify for the minimum wage?

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In HR Magazine, Holly Cudbill, considers the vexed question of whether employees who undertake sleep-in shifts are entitled to the national minimum wage (NMW) throughout the entire time they are asleep, or only when they are awake to carry out duties. More …

Public Health (Wales) Act 2017—making Wales a leader in public health

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Emyr Lewis discusses the Public Health (Wales) Act in this article for Lexis Nexis. This article was first published on Lexis Nexis on 26 July 2017. More …

How are businesses responding to the rising costs of employing staff?

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Max Craft, a Partner in our Employment team discusses how the various changes are having an impact and how some employers are responding to them, including the rise of the so-called "gig economy". More …

Blake Morgan's employment team welcome protection for NHS whistleblowers

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NHS whistleblowers will be entitled to compensation if they are stopped from getting new jobs in the health service because of their disclosures. More …

Gayle Curry helps assess the parallels between the UK and USA Healthcare law in new market report

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Gayle Curry, a partner is our specialist Healthcare sector practice, is one of the contributors of a new market-leading report on Healthcare law in 2017 commissioned by Corporate Live Wire. More …

STPs: a year in review

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A herculean effort has gone into drawing up the footprints and working with local authorities and neighbouring care organisations to discern priorities and discuss integrated working. Many of the areas can be proud of what has been achieved amid a backdrop of tough political and economic conditions as well as carrying on with business as usual. More …

Best Practice Show 2016

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The Best Practice show provides an unparalleled array of content to support GPs, practice managers, federations, CCGs, pharmacies and primary care delivery professionals with the updates, tools and knowledge they need to succeed in delivering high quality patient care in a challenging NHS environment. More …