Care Quality Commission

Does your practice website help you to comply?

By Steve Morris / 19 December, 2012

General practice websites are a mixed bag, varying from a web presence updated only occasionally and when forced to go so by radical change, through to an on-line tool providing a portal for patients to interact with the practice, other patients, and the staff managed daily...

HR / Employment Law

Legislation Update: Tribunal Compensation Limits

By First Practice Management / 19 December, 2012

The Employment Rights (Increase of Limits) Order 2012 is due to come into force after 1st February 2013, and provides for the annual round of tribunal compensation limit increases.The main increases in the award amounts are, the minimum award for unfair dismissal increases...

HR / Employment Law

Adverse Weather

By Susanna King / 12 December, 2012

With temperatures dropping over the coming weeks employees across the UK may be faced with difficulties getting into work. The below article looks at common concerns raised by managers when staff are unable to attend work due to adverse weather...

HR / Employment Law

Legislation Update: Discrimination in recruitment processes

By First Practice Management / 12 December, 2012

In a Tribunal case in Northern Ireland, it has been determined that to require “paid” work experience in a job vacancy specification rather than voluntary work experience was discriminatory against women. The employer advertised for two neighbourhood regeneration officers...

Main Image Primary Care Training

Improving Performance Appraisal

By Kate Hodkinson / 05 December, 2012

Performance appraisal has become common practice in most GP surgeries over recent years for a variety of reasons. Some use it to focus their training plans and spend their training budget wisely; some use it to help achieve the practices’ objectives in a more strategic...

HR / Employment Law

Legislation Update: Hazardous Waste Guidelines

By First Practice Management / 05 December, 2012

The HSE have issued updated guidelines relating to hazardous waste production. In 2009, the Hazardous Waste Regulations were amended so that all places where hazardous waste is produced, collected or removed from should be considered to be “premises”...


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