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Employment law: How to deal with race discrimination incidents

Employment law: How to deal with race discrimination incidents

Solicitor Joanna Alexiou provides advice on how practices should handle race discrimination incidents if their occur.

Employment law: Preventing race discrimination in the practice

Employment law: Preventing race discrimination in the practice

Solicitor Joanna Alexiou provides advice for practice managers on how to avoid race discrimination claims.

News briefing: Extended hours, premises loans and winter pressures

News briefing: Extended hours, premises loans and winter pressures

A weekly update on the news that matters for GP practices. This week: NHS England narrowly misses extended hours target and Scotland launches GP premises loans.

News briefing: Hancock backs prevention, practice closures, QOF results, GP burnout

News briefing: Hancock backs prevention, practice closures, QOF results, GP burnout

A weekly update on the news that matters for GP practices. This week: the health secretary vows to focus on prevention while QOF results show depression prevalence is rising.

Making meetings useful

Making meetings useful

Tips to help you ensure your meetings are more productive.

NHS England changes criteria for clinical pharmacist programme

NHS England changes criteria for clinical pharmacist programme

More practices will be able to employ pharmacists under NHS England's clinical pharmacist programme following changes to the scheme's application criteria.

News briefing: Indemnity, the Budget, CQC fees and flu jabs

News briefing: Indemnity, the Budget, CQC fees and flu jabs

A weekly update on the news that matters for GP practices. This week: state-backed indemnity could be part-funded from existing practice income and CQC fees unchanged for next year.

What practices need to know about state-backed indemnity

What practices need to know about state-backed indemnity

The state-backed indemnity scheme for GPs is due to be introduced in April. Medeconomics looks at what it will cover and highlights issues practices should be aware of.

What does phase 4 of the electronic prescription service involve?

What does phase 4 of the electronic prescription service involve?

GP pilot sites to test the next stage of electronic prescriptions are imminent. How will the changes affect GP practices?

News briefing: Pay rises, practice funding, GP trainees and QOF

News briefing: Pay rises, practice funding, GP trainees and QOF

Medeconomics provides a weekly update on the news that matters for GP practices, including the BMA calling on CCGs to fund an extra 1% pay award for practices in England.

How to make your practice carer-friendly

How to make your practice carer-friendly

GP practices can take some simple steps to identify and support carers on their list.

Practices in England told to share stocks of aTIV flu vaccine to beat shortages

Practices in England told to share stocks of aTIV flu vaccine to beat shortages

GP practices and pharmacies in England may have to share stocks of the flu vaccine for over-65s this winter to help avoid shortages. Medeconomics explains the guidance.

Job description: Administrative assistant

This job description can be downloaded and adapted for use in your practice.

Job description: Medical receptionist

This job description can be downloaded and adapted for use in your practice.

Job description: Healthcare assistant

This job description can be downloaded and adapted for use in your practice.

Mitigating the risks involved in DNAs

Mitigating the risks involved in DNAs

Practices should have a system in place to review patients who fail to attend or cancel appointments initiated by the practice, explains MDDUS senior risk adviser Liz Price.

How to use patient complaints to improve your services

How to use patient complaints to improve your services

A framework to help practices analyse complaints in order to improve services, including a downloadable template to record feedback.

Updates to private fees

Updates to private fees

Details of the latest updates to the Medeconomics GP Fees Database.

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.

Job description: Salaried GP

This job description can be downloaded and adapted for use in your practice.

Job description: Advanced nurse practitioner

This job description can be downloaded and adapted for use in your practice.

Job description: Practice nurse

This job description can be downloaded and adapted for use in your practice.

Job description: GP partner

This job description can be downloaded and adapted for use in your practice.

Sourcing a suitable GP locum

Sourcing a suitable GP locum

Research your options carefully when considering how to recruit locums.