Financial planning for GP practices

Financial planning for GP practices

What should GP practices consider as they plan their finances for the coming five years? Accountant Katie Singer provides some advice.

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Employing paramedics in general practice

Employing paramedics in general practice

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.

What do we know about the new MCP contract?

What do we know about the new MCP contract?

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?

Practice dilemma: A dependent patient

Practice dilemma: A dependent patient

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 as partners

Practice managers as partners

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

Focus on: Staff management

Taking disciplinary action against an employee

Taking disciplinary action against an employee

Be sure you understand the legal principles, rules and procedures before taking disciplinary action against a member of staff, writes Susan Bernstein.

Dealing with difficult staff issues

Dealing with difficult staff issues

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.

Guide to practice mergers: Managing staff through a merger

Guide to practice mergers: Managing staff through a merger

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.

Job descriptions: a vital building block for managing staff

Job descriptions: a vital building block for managing staff

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.


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