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Sunday 18 March 2018


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Key topics include: Employment law, Staff management, Locum GPs, Agenda for Change, Healthcare assistants
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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...

Mon, 12 Mar 2007
British HR officers reveal they prefer to hire slim employees
Thu, 1 Mar 2007
Recruitment website reveals that a large proportion of nurses and other health professionals are seeking work outside the UK
Thu, 1 Mar 2007
800,000 patients were asked their views on their local practices in a large UK-wide survey. The results showed that, in general, patients were highly satisfied with their surgeries’ services but wanted them to stay open for longer. This Management in Practice report looks at these findings, and at how listening to patients’ views can be a catalyst for constructive improvement
Thu, 1 Mar 2007
The issue of workload management is critical to general practice. With many GPs vying to see patients but battling against a pile of paperwork, practice managers may be interested in how they might improve efficiency. Here, Dr Jeremy Gray describes how he has employed a personal assistant (PA) to help him with his nonclinical tasks, which brings benefits to himself and the PA
Thu, 1 Mar 2007
Hiring locum GPs is a necessity in general practice, but since each practice has its own customs and idiosyncrasies, a fresh-faced locum may understandably require extra consideration and time from the practice manager. Here, Judith Harvey gives some tips on how to get the best out of a new locum by providing understanding, support and necessary information
Thu, 1 Mar 2007
Practice management is a profession that is still not clearly understood by those outside general practice – perhaps not surprising, considering the evolution of the role and its increased responsibilities in recent years. Debbie Bodhanya looks at how the role has developed, and at the training opportunities that now exist to help practice managers move forward even further