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Sunday 18 March 2018


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Practice managers need ‘bad weather policy’, says union

Wednesday 7th March 2018

Practices need to be better prepared to respond to the harsh weather, the Medical and Dental Defence Union of Scotland (MDDUS) has suggested.

In some areas, practice staff struggled to get to work last week, and many practices had to close earlier or cancel appointments after the ‘beast from the east’ hit the UK with snow and...

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Fri, 30 Jun 2017
Bereavement is one of the most challenging experiences anyone will ever face. Debbie Kerslake, chief executive of Cruse Bereavement Care, explains how to cope with bereavement at your practice.
Fri, 30 Jun 2017
Solicitor Jayne Harrison discusses how to avoid an employment tribunal when dismissing an employee for performance reasons.
Mon, 19 Jun 2017
The healthcare sector relies on a significant number of migrant workers to deliver services and meet demand. But increasingly and sometimes urgently, practice managers face a number of ethical and practical challenges when a candidate or member of staff finds it difficult to obtain or extend their visa.
Fri, 16 Jun 2017
Coping with harassment at work is not an easy task and can become an uncomfortable situation. Katie Mahoney and Emily Battcock explain how to overcome the issue.
Tue, 13 Jun 2017
The recent announcement that NHS staff are to be awarded a 1% pay rise this year, while disappointing, is perhaps the percentage uplift most people had been realistically expecting.
Thu, 8 Jun 2017
Ann Neville is the practice manager for Darwen Healthcare which recruited 3 GPs during the last year and a half and has been rated ‘Outstanding’ by the CQC.