In November 2023 the government announced draft legislation to implement changes to the rules surrounding holiday pay. The changes will take effect for the holiday years commencing 1 April 2024.
To kick off 2024, our anonymous blogger and practice manager gives their thoughts on worsening financial pressures, vaccination campaigns, and the forthcoming general election.
Recently there have been some new studies published which shed light on how General Practice in the UK compares to other countries. In this second part of our report, we crunch the numbers around funding and pay.
The FPM HR helpline sees hundreds of queries each year from practice manager members, some common and some not so common. In this second part of our new series of articles, our HR expert Ciara Burns looks at the subject of Contracts of Employment.
Pay rises can make or break staff retention rates, but many employers do not know what the best way is to handle staff pay increases.
With a national staff shortage of nurses in the NHS and private sector, UK employers are relying heavily on the international workforce to bridge the gap through recruitment. Tens of thousands of international nurses arrive in the UK each year, but at what cost for GP Practices?
Remember that hellish world of oppression and misery, where the line between truth and lies was blurred, and terror stalked the land? No, not primary care over the last 12 months—but George Orwell’s seminal book, Nineteen Eighty-Four. Room 101 was the torture chamber in the Ministry of Love where people’s worst fears were kept. Later, the eponymous TV game show would see guests choose their most hated things to put into Room 101.
It might seem like an obvious question. You pay them, they sort their own taxes, so that means they’re self-employed, right? The answer is not quite so clear cut in Employment Law…
In the current climate of financial uncertainty, it’s increasingly necessary to tighten belts and do more with less. Here are a few simple tips and tricks to help us make the most of our cash.