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New Legal Rights to Parental Bereavement Leave and How To Support Your Staff

By Samantha Rigby / 06 April, 2020

Losing a loved one is one of the most difficult circumstances that we will ever have to face during the course of our lives. It’s important as managers that we do not add to the burden of employees and ensure we support them during a very difficult and sensitive time.

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Furlough Leave- What is it and how can it apply to my Practice?

By Samantha Rigby / 27 March, 2020

You will probably have seen the word “Furlough” in the news a lot recently, but what does it mean for primary care and practice staff?

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How to Prepare Your GP Practice for 2020’s Employment Law Updates

By Samantha Rigby / 26 February, 2020

We first shared news of big upcoming employment law changes a few months ago, and since then we’ve been hard at work investigating how they will affect primary care.

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The truth behind 7 common HR myths

By Samantha Rigby / 19 February, 2020

There are so many aspects to HR that it’s no wonder confusion and misinformation can start to cloud our understanding of the facts. FPM’s primary care HR specialist Samantha has collected seven of the most common HR myths and laid out the facts behind the misconceptions.

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Management and Leadership: Check Your Vision

By Samantha Rigby / 05 February, 2020

Great Practice Managers need to be great managers but more importantly, great leaders. There is one thing that all successful leaders in this world have in common. They have a vision.

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Dismissing Employees: When is it fair and what are the risks?

By Samantha Rigby / 03 February, 2020

One of the questions our HR specialist often receives on the FPM HR Helpline is “Am I OK to dismiss this employee?” It’s not one of the nicer parts of a management position, but it’s a decision which should be made with confidence whilst understanding the risks

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Everything you need to know about Employment Tribunals - HR Vlog

By Samantha Rigby / 06 November, 2019

The word “Tribunal” is bandied around fairly commonly in the workplace, but what do they actually involve and how likely are you to ever have to attend one?

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Burning Bright - The Brilliance of Primary Care

By Samantha Rigby / 04 November, 2019

With a swirling Catherine wheel of negativity seeming to surround the NHS, we think it’s time to fire a rocket into the November night sky and illuminate the brilliant work Primary Care teams do in this country.

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How would you deal with workplace bullying at your GP practice?

By Samantha Rigby / 16 October, 2019

Bullying is not illegal - but should it be? February 2019 saw a ‘Healthy Workplace Bill’ considered in 32 of America’s states, which aims to give employers the tools to eliminate bullying and provide employees with a legal lifeline by making it punishable by law.

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What is the key to moral and ethical leadership? Quiz

By Samantha Rigby / 24 July, 2019

One aspect of leadership that's often overlooked is the impact of morals and ethics. Lines seem to have become blurred, and leaders don't always do the “right” thing, either because of cost or a risk posed to the business.

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Dog days are coming: FPM Wellbeing

By Samantha Rigby / 15 July, 2019

Dog Days are coming for primary care, and I don’t mean we’re finally going to be seeing the sun… Do you know what the one thing that all of our Practice Manager followers have in common on Twitter? A love of dogs!

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Ask a Practice Manager: What advice would you give your younger self?

By Samantha Rigby / 09 July, 2019

With age and experience comes great wisdom. Bearing that in mind, we posed the following question to GP Practice Managers - if you could go back in time, what advice would you share with your younger selves?

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What is the key to strong leadership in primary care?

By Samantha Rigby / 12 June, 2019

Leadership in practice management is absolutely key for the running of a successful primary care business, and Practice Managers all over England could be set to benefit from new investment.

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What do you do when a new employee informs you they are pregnant?

By Samantha Rigby / 10 June, 2019

We have had a significant number of queries to the HR Helpline regarding new employees and maternity recently. Coupled with interesting developments in case law around pregnancy in the workplace, we thought we would discuss the topic ourselves…

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