Paramedics can work as part of a multidisciplinary team to help practices manage their workload, but what does the role involve and what skills should you look for? This article also includes a sample job description.
Details of a new 'working at scale' contract for practices in England are due to be announced shortly, but what will it mean for practices' current contractual arrangements?
A patient has become increasingly dependent on one of the GPs since her husband died. She now makes appointments once or twice a week and refuses to see anyone else. Medical Protection offers advice on the best way to handle this situation.
Practice managers in larger GP surgeries are increasingly being offered partnership. But what does the role involve and what are the benefits for practices? Rima Evans reports.
TOOLS TO HELP YOUR BUSINESS
Be sure you understand the legal principles, rules and procedures before taking disciplinary action against a member of staff, writes Susan Bernstein.
Staff performance can be significantly affected by a colleague's behaviour and practice managers need strong interpersonal skills to deal with such issues. Fiona Dalziel uses two examples to highlight how to approach difficult situations.
Practice mergers can create a lot of anxiety for staff. Dee Lynes explains how practices can ease the transition for employees and highlights employment law issues to address.
Many practices underestimate the importance of writing and updating job descriptions. Done well, they are a crucial tool in maximising the strength of your staff team, writes Fiona Dalziel.
Jenny Stone explains how changes to the state pension, which will result in the end of contracted-out schemes, affect GP employers.
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Salaried GP, Bradford Giant Recruitment Bradford, West Yorkshire
Salaried GP, Hereford Giant Recruitment Hereford, County of Herefordshire
Salaried GP (with a view to Partnership), Newcastle Giant Recruitment Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Salaried GP, Manchester Giant Recruitment Manchester, Greater Manchester
Salaried GP (with a view to Partnership), Telford Giant Recruitment Telford, Shropshire