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.
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!
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?
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.
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…