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Death certification easements to end
EASEMENTS to death certification processes and cremation forms introduced by the Coronavirus Act 2020 will expire at midnight on 24 March 2022 in England, although some changes will be retained.
GMC has “long way to go” in tackling inequality
THE GMC has reported a "slight" reduction in the gap between employer referral rates for ethnic minority doctors and international medical graduates compared to white doctors in its first update on equality, diversity and inclusion targets.
Call for eight-week delay in giving patients online records access
PLANS to give patients in England online access to their healthcare records should be delayed by at least eight weeks, the Royal College of GPs has said.
Covid and employment law: latest updates
READ the latest advice on Covid-related employment law issues, including self-isolation rules, holidays and staff vaccination.
Case study: “Banter” or discrimination?
THIS case considers whether comments made between employees amounts to "banter" or harassment?
Ask the Expert: Flexible working request
One of our receptionists has asked to reduce her days in the practice from five to three to allow her more time to care for her elderly mother. How do we respond?
HR Alert: One of my employees is pregnant – what do we both need to do?
Pregnancy can be an exciting but also anxious time for an employee and there are certain obligations to ensure that they receive the correct leave and pay.
Rise in treatments for eating disorders
THE number of young people receiving treatment for eating disorders between April and December of 2021 increased by a quarter from the same period last year and by a third before the pandemic began, according to NHS figures.
Research reveals ethnic disparities in cancer rates
ANALYSIS by Cancer Research UK has revealed that white people in England are more than twice as likely to get some types of cancer, including melanoma skin cancer, oesophageal, bladder and lung cancers compared with people from Black, Asian or Mixed ethnic (BAME) backgrounds.
...Genetic testing has revealed a chromosomal abnormality which could lead to serious health effects in her family, but Mrs R is estranged from her children and refuses to inform them...