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HR Alert: Advice on coronavirus

MDDUS employment law adviser Janice Sibbald offers advice to practices on issues relating to coronavirus.

  • 27 March 2020
  • Article

Hernia repair

...The letter of claim alleges that Mr K was not informed that he would be undergoing open surgery, nor was there any discussion of the risks/benefits of the procedure...

  • 27 March 2020
  • Case study

Whitening complaint

...Mr M undergoes the in-surgery whitening procedure. and expresses his immediate dissatisfaction with the results...

  • 27 March 2020
  • Case study

Remote consulting in the coronavirus outbreak

The coronavirus outbreak has given GP practices little choice but to change the ways in which they normally operate – and one key approach is increased utilisation of online, telephone and video consultations

  • 27 March 2020
  • Risk alert

Concern over immunosuppressant skin medications

A STATEMENT from the British Association of Dermatologists (BAD) has acknowledged concerns about COVID-19 risk among people taking medicines that affect the immune system, such as biologic therapies or immunosuppressants.

  • 18 March 2020
  • News

Action to protect general dental services in Scotland

CONTINGENCY measures have been put in place in Scotland to preserve the integrity of general dental services amidst potential disruption to service provision caused by the escalation of COVID-19 in Scotland.

  • 18 March 2020
  • News

BMA presses for clinician support in coronavirus outbreak

THE BMA has written to members stating that it is pressing UK governments to ensure supply of personal protective equipment [PPE] for both hospitals and general practice across the UK to protect doctors working amidst the coronavirus outbreak.

  • 18 March 2020
  • News

Ask the expert: Maternity leave redundancy

Our administrator is due back from maternity leave soon, but her duties have been taken over by other staff. Can we make her role redundant?

  • 17 March 2020
  • Article

All change for contracts

THERE are some key changes coming into effect next month that will affect the way employment contracts are put together.

  • 17 March 2020
  • Article

Additional employment law cover for practices

SINCE employment tribunal fees were abolished in July 2017, there has been a significant increase in the number of UK employment tribunal claims.

  • 17 March 2020
  • Article