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Capsticks, with NHS Employers, has produced a suite of resources designed to support the NHS workforce, including podcasts and guidance. Also, see below for latest news updates and upcoming events.

Latest news

Read a selection of relevant news articles from Capsticks’ website:

19/12/2016 - European court rules that upper age of 35 for applicant police officers is lawful

01/12/2016 - Tighter rules on tax for off-payroll workers in the public sector 

22/11/2016 - No requirement for workers to request rest breaks

31/10/2016 - Bakers' refusal to make a cake supporting gay marriage amounted to discrimination

31/10/2016 - New approval process for temporary VSM appointments

12/10/2016 - No TUPE transfer where Council run, park and ride service, replaced by a commercial operation

30/09/2016 - Banning religious symbols in the workplace

28/09/2016 - High Court quashes challenge to Junior Doctors Contract

26/09/2016 - The CQC and your estate – making sure you’re compliant

19/09/2016 - Implementing NHS RightCare programme

14/09/2016 - CCGs in successful court application to lift an automatic suspension under the Public Contracts Regulations

09/09/2016 - Sale and leaseback - key considerations

08/09/2016 - STPs: clear, effective and stream-lined governance – how can you make it work in practice?


Hot topics - listen to the first podcast in our new series where Martin Hamilton, partner and head of employment at Capsticks, discusses culture and behaviour in healthcare workplaces.

Workforce of 2020 - In this series, Kelvin Cheatle, consultant at Capsticks, interviews key workforce leaders to discuss their thoughts on the NHS Workforce of 2020, including the possible impact of devolution and recruitment supply. 

  • Dean Royles - HR director at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. 
  • Lord Norman Warner - Member of the House of Lords and former Minister of State at the Department of Health.
  • Danny Mortimer - Chief executive at NHS Employers.
  • Deborah Tarrant - Director of people and organisational development at Barking Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust.


Agenda for change pay scales and points – April 2016
The Agenda for Change pay scales poster has been updated, following the government’s announcement of the NHS pay award for 2016/17.


Original thinking is the new healthcare newsletter from Capsticks created to provide you with an insight into some of the issues currently affecting the health sector together with our analysis on how these could impact upon your daily work.

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