Primary Care Training

Training for Practice Managers

By Steve Morris / 31 October, 2012

Roles are different, why should training needs be the same? FPM’s Steve Morris explores the issues...Different practices see different roles for their manager. Different managers are awarded different degrees of authority. Changing needs in general practice may cause the partners...

HR / Employment Law

Recruitment and Disability

By Susanna King / 31 October, 2012

Q: I recently advertised the role of receptionist and we had a number of external applicants who submitted an application form for the role. The head receptionist and I have now interviewed five candidates and made a verbal offer of employment to one individual who...


Being a Practice Manager – having a mentor

By Steve Morris / 24 October, 2012

Mentoring has its origins in Greek mythology. When Odysseus, father of Telemachus, went off to the Trojan War he appointed Mentor to be his son's guardian, role model, adviser, confidant and friend. Mentor was responsible for the physical, intellectual, spiritual...

HR / Employment Law

Legislation Update: Acceptance of amended contract of employment

By First Practice Management / 24 October, 2012

To what extent is a new but unsigned contract of employment binding on the employee following termination of employment? In a recent High Court decision an employee is bound post-termination of employment by restrictive covenants....

HR / Employment Law

Legislation Update: HSE - Intervention Fees

By First Practice Management / 17 October, 2012

As previously reported the HSE is now able to charge intervention fees, designed to pay for its inspector's time. The introduction of this power came into force on 1st October. The Health and Safety (Fees) Regulations 2012 allow for the charging of fees...

HR / Employment Law

Legislation Update: New Employment Contract Status

By First Practice Management / 10 October, 2012

The government has announced plans for the introduction of a new type of employment contract for the staff of businesses of all sizes from April 2013 (the owner-employee contract). New owner-employees will exchange some of their UK employment rights for rights of ownership...

HR / Employment Law

Good Practice in Appraisals

By Jeremy Thorn / 09 October, 2012

All managers know that staff appraisals are an essential part of ‘performance management’. But Organisational Development consultant, Jeremy Thorn, suggests that ‘performance enhancement’might be a far more rewarding focus. Well-conducted, appraisals can make...

HR / Employment Law

Legislation Update: Employment Tribunals

By First Practice Management / 03 October, 2012

The Ministry of Justice have published the Tribunals Service statistics for the year to 31st March 2012.The employment tribunals received an overall total of 186,300 claims during 2011-12, and the largest sum awarded was £4,445,023 in a claim for racial discrimination...

Primary Care Training

Vetting and Barring Scheme

By Kate Hodkinson / 01 October, 2012

You may remember back in 2009/ 2010, all parts of the NHS and other organisations who provide services to children and vulnerable adults were preparing for the implementation of major new regulations relating to working and safeguarding...


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