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Return To Work Interviews

By Elspeth Buck / 27 February, 2013

According to Personnel Today, two out of three employers believe that return to work interviews have cut employee absence rates. A return to work interview gives you the chance to do a number of things: welcome the employee back to work, letting them know they have been missed...

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Diane Abbott MP Practice Visits

By Keerti Baker / 20 February, 2013

First Practice Management (FPM) accompanied Diane Abbott MP, Shadow Minister for Public Health to visit member GP practices in Manchester on Thursday 14th February. This visit was a follow-up from FPM’s interview of Mr Andy Burnham (Shadow Health Secretary)...

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Does Your Practice Have A Strategy?

By Jeremy Thorn / 20 February, 2013

Does Your Practice Have A Strategy? or ‘Thinking Around Corners’. ‘Strategy’ is a word often abused, but every organisation needs one if it doesn't want to be a cork bobbing on the ocean of life, and so also may each part of that organisation, to ‘think around the corners’...

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Legislation Update: TUPE regulations

By First Practice Management / 20 February, 2013

The TUPE regulations are a frequent source of enquiries to the FPM HR Advice Line. The application of the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 are both complex and the subject of extensive case law, and are therefore a potential minefield...

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Time and Workload Management

By Kate Hodkinson / 13 February, 2013

As the role of the practice manager grows and resources become more scarce, now is the time for everyone to focus on being as efficient and as effective as they can with the time they have available. People are different – the ways in which they think, respond, work and plan...

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Managing Short-Term Sickness Absence

By Elspeth Buck / 13 February, 2013

According to CIPD (The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development) two thirds of working time is lost to absence is accounted for by short-term absences of up to seven days.The most common reasons for short-term absences are minor illnesses such as...

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Legislation Update: Statutory Payments

By First Practice Management / 13 February, 2013

DWP have announced (subject to approval by Parliament) new proposed rates for statutory payments from April 2013 for the new tax year. The new rates will take effect from 6th April 2013 for SSP and LEL, and certain other statutory payments attracting increases...

GMS Contract Changes 2013/14

By Steve Morris / 06 February, 2013

The current consultation for the proposed GMS contract changes was set out by the DoH in December 2012, and runs until 26 February 2013. The Secretary of State will then consider all the responses and decide on the changes for the contract for 2013/14...

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Legislation Update: Employment Appeal Tribunal Findings

By First Practice Management / 06 February, 2013

A successful job candidate for a position of practice nurse was verbally offered a starting salary of £22,427. The written details in the formal offer letter incorrectly stated the starting salary of £30,762, a figure repeated in a later letter which amended the start date...

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Andy Burnham MP - Exclusive Interview

By Keerti Baker / 05 February, 2013

First Practice Management exclusively interviewed Andy Burnham MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Health, in London on 16th January 2013. FPM staff member and trained journalist Keerti Baker, asked Mr. Andy Burnham the "burning questions" put forward by our members...

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