Junior doctor wins court backing for whistleblowing status

__     A Junior doctor has won court backing over his argument that he should have been protected as a whistleblower when raising concerns about staffing levels.   Dr Chris Day brought a claim against Health Education England (HEE) and the Lewisham & Greenwich NHS Trust, saying he suffered bad treatment after raising his… Continue reading

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Dishonest builder’s ‘CV of lies’ blags top NHS positions

__   A story involving the NHS emerged this week that should have HR departments on the lookout for potential and current staff who could be lying about their qualifications. A builder faked multiple university-level qualifications to land several top NHS jobs. – – Jon Andrewes, from Devon, referred to himself as a Doctor and… Continue reading

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Public-sector gender pay gap reporting confirmed

__   The timetable for gender pay gap reporting in the public sector has been confirmed, with the Government largely intending to mirror the private-sector regime. A government consultation document also reveals a number of changes to the proposed gender pay gap reporting regime, which will apply to all relevant organisations. In the foreword to… Continue reading

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One per cent pay rise ‘will keep talent out of the public sector’

Recruiters and unions predict widening gulf with private sector; permanent NHS staff ‘could opt for agency work’ The public sector is facing a recruitment and retention crisis that will affect everyone from senior leaders to switchboard operators, recruiters and unions have warned in the wake of a 1 per cent pay rise that has caused… Continue reading

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