I write a lot of news and features for the pharmacy press, and I’ve just been working on a dual series of short articles for Pharmacy magazine and its sister title Training Matters about employment topics.

This latest looks at how staff can go about asking their boss for flexible working arrangements see here  and focuses on the issue from the point of view of the boss in Pharmacy magazine, and from the staff member in Training Matters.

For example, did you know that anyone has the statutory right to ask for flexible working if they:
•    are an employee (but not an agency worker or in the armed forces)
•    have a child under six or a disabled child under 18
•    are responsible for the child as a parent/guardian/foster parent
•    are applying to care for the child
•    are a carer of an adult to whom they are married or is their partner or civil partner; a near relative (including in-laws or step relatives); or falls into neither category but lives at the same address as them
•    have worked for their employer for 26 weeks continuously
If you’re an editor looking for comment or features about the world of work then I’d love to hear from you, so contact me here.