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Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Trust back in special measures

24th April 2017

The NHS Trust is back in special measures after the CQC assessed Scunthorpe General and gave it an ‘inadequate’ rating.  This is disappointing news for Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Trust as it is one of the first hospital trusts to re-enter special measures after successfully improving conditions enough to get out of them.

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Labourer hospitalised for 3 months after workplace accident

24th April 2017

A construction worker was seriously injured in wall collapse whilst working on a building project.  The flooring specialist company was subcontracting to a refurbishment design project company at the time of the accident and therefore both companies were investigated by the Health and Safety Executive.

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Workplace accident results in company receiving £165k fine and ordered to pay legal costs

20th April 2017

An aircraft engineering company has been fined £165k and ordered to pay £5.4k legal costs after an employee and an agency worker were seriously injured in a workplace accident at an airport, whilst working on the tail of a plane.

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Divorce appeal failed and now wife feels ‘trapped in loveless marriage’

19th April 2017

Three Appeal Court judge’s have upheld an original family court ruling to refuse a divorce on the grounds of that the reasons given, did not meet ‘unreasonable behaviour’ definitions. 

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Cyclist ‘feels lucky to be alive’ after cycle accident left him with a brain injury

13th April 2017

A Gwynedd cyclist was left with a broken collarbone and  a blood clot on the brain after being involved in an accident with a car on a busy A road.  The cyclist was completing a 90km trip with a group of cyclists at the time, when he was knocked off his bike on the top of a hill at approximately 8pm.

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1/4 of NHS staff admit to witnessing clinical negligence in one month

12th April 2017

Last month, NHS England published the latest staff survey results and they revealed some interesting figures.  According to Jayne Adamson, director of people and organisational effectiveness, : “The national staff survey gives us a useful indication of how staff feel working for the Trust, and what they see as important to them. That is why for 2016 we decided to move away from a sample survey and send one to all eligible staff.

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And finally… wise words

12th April 2017

A University has been in the news for reportedly ‘banning’ the use of certain words. Cardiff Metropolitan has faced criticism from some who perceive this to be a restriction on freedom of speech.

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Are you levy ready?

12th April 2017

From April, some employers will have to pay a percentage of their pay bill towards funding the cost of apprenticeships. It’s part of the Government’s plan to give more opportunities to young people in the workplace.

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Expired warnings taken into account

12th April 2017

Stratford v Auto Trail VR Ltd

There is a reason why the warnings given to employees expire after a set period of time. It’s to wipe the slate clean. But, as this case shows, expired warnings aren’t always irrelevant to future disciplinary decisions.

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Long-term absence dismissal

12th April 2017

O’Brien v Bolton St Catherine’s Academy

Ms O’Brien was a teacher at the Academy. She took a short period of time off work after having been assaulted by a pupil. That incident and some other factors continued to affect her, culminating in absence for stress and diagnoses of anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder.

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