Equipping a GP locum to do their job safely and effectively

Equipping a GP locum to do their job safely and effectively

A checklist to ensure your locum has the essential information they need to do a good job.

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How to use patient complaints to improve your services

How to use patient complaints to improve your services

Regularly analysing complaints can help practices improve services. Below is a framework to help practices, including a downloadable template to record complaints.

GDPR and fees for access to medical records

GDPR and fees for access to medical records

When practices can charge a fee and when they should provide information for free under a subject access request.

How to handle immunisation errors

How to handle immunisation errors

MDU medico-legal adviser Dr Ellie Mein explains the most common errors relating to vaccinations and how practices should proceed if an error occurs.

Changes ahead for the GP contract

Changes ahead for the GP contract

NHS England has suggested that 2019/20 could see the biggest change to the GP contract since 2004. Medeconomics looks at what this might mean.


Focus on: Recruitment

Staff recruitment: Advertising a vacancy, shortlisting and interviewing

Staff recruitment: Advertising a vacancy, shortlisting and interviewing

Advice on advertising a job vacancy and selecting candidates for interview.

Writing a person specification: a key to effective recruitment

Writing a person specification: a key to effective recruitment

Creating a person specification will clarify your recruitment needs and protect you against potential discrimination claims.

New employee checklist

New employee checklist

What documentation do practices need when a new member of staff, including GPs, join? Includes a downloadable checklist to include with your records and links to key guidance.

Staff induction checklist

Staff induction checklist

Staff inductions are important to ensure new team members understand the practice and what is expected of them. This checklist provides a reminder of what to cover.


Practice management

Annual calendar of practice management

Annual calendar of practice management

What practice managers need to review or address during a year.

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