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Poor waiting time performance risks increased negligence claims
DECLINING waiting time performance in England for both elective and cancer treatment could lead to increasing future negligence claims, the National Audit Office (NAO) has warned.
Private vs NHS treatment
...What is most important in a mixed practice is to make it clear to each individual patient whether they are being seen on the NHS or privately....
TB rates at record low in England
NEW cases of tuberculosis (TB) in England have fallen to the lowest levels since records began in 1960, according to new data published by Public Health England (PHE).
Caution urged in fluoroquinolone antibiotic prescribing
REPORTS of rare disabling and potentially irreversible adverse reactions associated with fluoroquinolone antibiotics have prompted the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) to issue an alert.
HR Alert: Right to work checks
PRACTICES must ensure they comply with new right to work check rules or risk harsh penalties.
Case study: Making reasonable adjustments for employees
THIS case highlights the importance of making reasonable adjustments for disabled employees.
Ask the expert: Reducing sick pay
A COUPLE of employees in our practice have particularly high absence levels. This has increased pressure on their colleagues who cover the work while they are off sick. At present, the practice provides contractual sick pay of six months full pay followed by six months half pay in a 12-month rolling year period.
Did you know?
THE Employment Law team at MDDUS have a range of useful documentation available.
THE National Minimum Wage (Amendment) Regulations 2018 have been published and are as follows (per hour) from 1 April:
GDPR clause for your employment contracts
IN May 2018, significant changes were made to the data protection regulations in the form of the acronym which put the fear into us all - GDPR!