HR / Employment Law

Phased Return to Work Following Long-Term Sickness

By Elspeth Buck / 26 March, 2013

Question: What is the best practice for a phased return to work following long-term sickness? I have a member of staff who, after being absent for work due to ill health for the past 9 months is now able to return to work. The practice has been in contact with the individual...


The Secret Diary of a Practice Manager

By Anonymous Blogger / 26 March, 2013

This is going to be the first in a series of articles written by a practice manager for other practice managers. In these articles I hope to show that the problems we all have and think are unique to us, are not we have similar things to deal with on a daily basis...


What Pay Rises Will You Give to Staff This Year?

By First Practice Management / 26 March, 2013

The government’s contractual rise this year includes an allowance for practice staff salaries. As practices set their own rates of pay, and an increasing number struggle to balance their books, let us know how you intend to deal with the issue this coming year by completing this survey...


FPM Expands its Recruitment Services

By Ruth Long / 26 March, 2013

First Practice Management is pleased to announce the launch of an expanded recruitment service for GP practices. First Practice Management is now able to offer a full recruitment service for the following GP Practice roles: Assistant practice managers, HR managers...


A Rise by Any Other Name...

By Old Geezer / 26 March, 2013

GP practices in England are once again stuffed in funding terms, accompanied by yet another condescending and vague government nod to the principles of fairness, while studiously avoiding eye contact with the DDRB. The idea of knocking the staff element down from 3.4% to 1%...

HR / Employment Law

Legislation Update: Health and Safety Executive

By First Practice Management / 25 March, 2013

The Health and Safety Executive have launched some new online guidance to make it easier for employers to understand what they need to do to check and protect their workers' health.The Health and Safety Executive have published new guidelines on health surveillance...


Welcome to the FPM Blog

By Chris Ibbetson / 20 March, 2013

Hello and welcome to the FPM Blog. The FPM Blog is an extension of our main First Practice Management website. We aim to post about a wide range of issues covering all aspects of day-to-day practice management, operations, development, finance, compliance, HR, CQC, QOF...

HR / Employment Law

The Benefits of Occupational Health

By Elspeth Buck / 20 March, 2013

The DWP (Department of Work and Pensions) state that currently only 10 per cent of employees in small organisations have access to an occupational health service, compared with more than half of employees in large organisations. The government has announced...


Northern Ireland Update: GMS Contract and LES

By Nicola Cummings / 20 March, 2013

In a letter to the NI General Practitioners’ Committee, DHSSPS provided a draft of the proposed, revised statement of Financial Entitlement for 2013/14.  The proposed changes include...

HR / Employment Law

Legislation Update: Employment Law Reforms

By First Practice Management / 20 March, 2013

The Department for Business Innovation and Skills has announced a new implementation timetable for the major employment law reforms, many of which had originally been intended to come into force in April 2013...

Care Quality Commission

CQC Inspection. Is your practice prepared?

By Kate Hodkinson / 13 March, 2013

CQC has recently published a guide for GP practices to help prepare for CQC inspections that will take place after 1st April 2013. The guidance clarified certain aspects of the inspection and what will happen and will help practices to prepare. The guidance confirms that...

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The FPM CQC Roadshow

By Keerti Baker / 13 March, 2013

From 1 April 2013 all providers of NHS general practice and other primary medical services must be registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC). If you are a practice manager/practice staff member and would like to find out more about how you can implement changes...

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Does Your Website Help You With CQC Compliance?

By Steve Morris / 07 March, 2013

I think it is accurate to say that nearly all practices now have a website presence. After all, your patients expect this. The range is vast – from a few basic self-designed pages through the raft of mid-range “off the web” customisable templates, to the primary care specialist...

HR / Employment Law

Legislation Update: Employer Supported childcare

By First Practice Management / 03 March, 2013

Secondary legislation is being introduced to increase the tax exempt amount for employer supported childcare. This includes childcare vouchers or directly contracted childcare. The tax exempt amount will be increased from £22 to £25 per week for additional rate tax payers...


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