Practice manager Fionnuala O'Donnell looks through recent guidance on how to cut workload in practices and offers her tips on the easiest steps to implement.
NHS England has published new guidance on the Retained Doctor Scheme which increases financial incentives for GPs who might otherwise leave the profession and the practices that employ them.
GP funding under the new voluntary multispecialty community provider (MCP) contract could depend on meeting disease prevention and population health targets and reductions in hospital admissions.
Accountant Jenny Stone explains how practices can put in place a robust financial plan to help them survive in these challenging times.
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.
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