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The Flexible After Fifty report calls for greater flexible working support for people over age 50 to be more active in the workforce

A new report from the 50+ Choices Roundtable shows how businesses, older workers and the wider UK economy would all benefit from employers and government prioritising greater flexibility in the workplace. The Flexible After Fifty report, from the members of the 50+ Choices Roundtable, shows that nearly three quarters (72%) of over-50s are seeking flexible… Read more »

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MDU advises doctors not to ignore inappropriate patient behaviour

Doctors are being reminded to get help if a patient makes an inappropriate advance, now that new guidance by the regulator places more emphasis on reporting unacceptable sexual behaviour in the workplace. In a recent MDU survey on receiving gifts from patients around 15% of the 411 MDU members who responded had concerns about the reason for… Read more »

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Comment: We need legislation, not guidance

The director of public prosecutions should never have been put in this position. Parliament is abstaining from its responsibility. By Ian Dunt Today’s new guidance on assisted dying is a step in the right direction, but until we change the law in this country we won’t have a satisfactory resolution to the ugliness which can… Read more »

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New assisted dying policy in full

Read prosecutors’ new factors for and against prosecution in assisted dying cases here. After a lengthy consultation exercise in which nearly 5,000 responses were received, the Crown Prosecution Service will now only carry out prosecutions against those who assist people’s suicide when the ‘public interest’ requirement is satisfied. Deciding this has been met depends on… Read more »