#NQ6: Impact of Brexit on Occupational Health and Safety

Writing this article during the general election campaign, Sarah Friday explores the impact Brexit could have on health and safety legislation. Since the triggering of article 50, Theresa May has offered assurances that existing workers’ rights will continue to be guaranteed in law through The Great Repeal Bill by a simple “lift and shift” of…

#NQ6: Are you a practioner and interested in writing for publication?

As practitioners’ we are routinely writing reports and assessments for different audiences, whether it’s a Court or parole report, a report for an initial Child Protection meeting, or possibly a post-programme report. These reports can often be two or three thousand words. Perhaps you have just finished a dissertation for a Masters qualification or are…

#NQ6: Guest Interview: Huma Munshi

Across the UK, more than 3 million people in employment have impairments. While some are able to overcome the barriers which may have prevented them from working, there are still too many that face discrimination in the workplace, are denied reasonable adjustments or fall foul of troublesome sickness absence policies. Huma Munshi leads on disability…

#NQ6: Disability: Know your rights

Do I qualify as “disabled”? The law says you are disabled if you have a long-standing condition which impacts on your ability to do everyday tasks. My disability is not immediately obvious, am I still covered by the law? Yes. The legal definition of disability includes conditions and illnesses that are hidden. This includes, but…

The Civil Service Pensioners’ Alliance

The Civil Service Pensioners’ Alliance (CSPA) is recognised by the Cabinet Office and other Government Departments and Agencies as the body that represents all  retired civil servants. CSPA lobbies and campaigns on behalf of all pensioners through such affiliations as the Public Service Pensioners’ Council and the National Pensioners’ Convention on such issues as the…

#NQ6: Being the owner of a hidden disability…

Most people can’t tell but my body hides a secret. Sometimes people might look askance as I wriggle in my seat after only a few minutes or stand to stretch in the middle of a meeting. Those closer to me might notice me cancelling plans at short notice, or avoiding certain activities. They may even…