Do you and your practice still give “Verbal Warnings”? Did you know that it is no longer in the ACAS Code of Practice and could be considered “old fashioned”?
I often get emails to the HR helpline from Practice Managers who want to make changes like aligning holiday entitlements, sickness policies or even just changing rotas around.
Coronavirus has disrupted all of our lives more than we ever could have imagined, but what do we do about those employees that have been off sick for a significant amount of time?
Following the Prime Minister’s announcement last week that those that can, should return to work, concerns have been raised by some employees that don’t feel safe about returning to work, or simply cannot due to childcare as children are of course not back at school.
A recent webinar from NHS England stated that 95% of practices are now set up to offer virtual consultations as a result of Coronavirus in the UK, compared to only 5% before the onset of the virus
Coronavirus has changed the way that Practices work in many ways, but one of the possibly largest surprises has been the change in the GMS contract to open on Bank Holidays.
On the 26th March, the government released information to support businesses in the UK through the Coronavirus Pandemic.
FPM have been speaking to Practice Managers about how their practices and teams are coping amid the pandemic.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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
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?
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.
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.
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.