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In our regular Legal Eye column, employment lawyers provide practical advice for health and care managers – helping you to protect yourself and your staff against legal risks, and to react in the right way if you become involved in a dispute, disciplinary process or discrimination

Thousands of NHS staff could soon lose their automatic right to work in the UK. Here's what you need to know about getting ‘settled status’ for your EU workers.

19 June 2019 | By Rachel Halliday
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We explain the legal position behind so-called ‘gagging’ clauses which are now a common feature of settlement agreements in the NHS.

12 March 2019 | By Natalie Hunt
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We explain the legal duties on employers to protect the psychological wellbeing of staff and support people suffering from mental health conditions.

04 October 2018 | By David Robinson
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The Civil Liability Bill will deny injury compensation to thousands of workers and cost the NHS millions – just to feed the insurance industry fat cats.

27 July 2018 | By Doug Christie
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We explain what you need to know about about putting in a claim to an Employment Tribunal – and when to do it.

24 April 2018 | By Bernie Wentworth
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With more and more people leaving the NHS under settlement agreements, managers need to know what can and can't be said. Iain Birrell explains the rules about so-called 'protected conversations'.

15 December 2017 | By Iain Birrell
Legal Eye

Here's what you need to know about the legal position on using social media at work, focusing on human rights, contract law and data protection.

29 September 2017 | By Jo Seery
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Here's what you need to know about your legal responsibilities as a manager when handling race discrimination complaints from staff.

24 June 2017 | By Rakesh Patel
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If work is becoming intolerable, it’s important to understand the risks and pitfalls before resigning and making a claim for constructive dismissal.

13 March 2017 | By Iain Birrell
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New rules on patient consent mean doctors have to be more upfront with patients about risks. Here’s what managers need to know.

15 December 2016 | By Linda Millband
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NHS England and NHS Improvement published their consultation document on the effective merger of the two organisations on 16 July. Here’s MiP’s response and advice to members who may be affected by the re-organisation.
17th Jul 2019
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