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Andrew Lansley, the new  Secretary of State for Health, has set out the Government’s ambitious plans to reform the NHS during this Parliament and for the long-term. The White Paper ‘Equity and Excellence: Liberating the NHS’  details how power will be devolved from Whitehall to patients and professionals. All hospitals are to become a Foundation Trust…

Shirley Chaplin, a Christian nurse moved to a desk job after refusing to remove her crucifix at work has today lost a discrimination claim against her employers. Audrey Williams, Head of Discrimination at International Law Firm Eversheds, commented: “Ever since religious discrimination laws were introduced more than six years ago, employers have been grappling with…

The East Cheshire NHS Trust has agreed to boost its security measures after being found to be in breach of the Data Protection Act, in news which may interest HR staff keen to focus on training in such areas. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) discovered the breach after pages from an Accident and Emergency register…

NHS National Services Scotland (NSS) is the first NHS Scotland Health Board to introduce online equality and diversity training for staff. NSS have worked with training provider, Marshall ACM to enable all 3,600 staff to learn about the six strands of equality and diversity. Marshall ACM has developed the one hour training course as part…