Work-life balance: how to get the flexible and fair practices nurses deserve

Gender-sensitive employment conditions can help tackle institutional bias – and staff shortages

We need gender-sensitive employment conditions to tackle institutional bias – and it makes sense for employers to take note

The terms and conditions of service that nurses work under have a huge impact on their ability to continue in their jobs, especially for those with caring and other responsibilities outside of work.

Nursing Standard recently reported on a landmark UK employment appeal tribunal ruling that the case of a nurse who was sacked because her childcare obligations meant she was unable to work certain shifts should be re-examined.

Many nurses have care obligations outside of work

The tribunal found that the original tribunal on the case had failed to take into account the issue of ‘childcare


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