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How to avoid race discrimination claims

Monday 30th October 2017

Prevention is better than cure – so what can you do to avoid race discrimination, and how can you handle any claims that you do receive? Joanna Alexiou explains

Race discrimination is unfortunately very prevalent in general practice. Colour, nationality, national origin and ethnic origin (which can sometimes include religion [1]) are the four different and often intertwining elements within the protected characteristic of race under the Equality Act 2010. There...

Mon, 1 Jan 2007
Glynis Buckle is a former practice manager who now works as an associate postgraduate dean. Here, she discusses her role and responsibilities, and reveals how skills gained and developed in practice management can be transferred to a medical educational environment. She also looks at the opportunities available in this field for practice managers seeking fresh challenges
Mon, 1 Jan 2007
Edward Picot has worked as a practice manager for several years and is all too familiar with the typical mishaps, pitfalls and problems that can occur in general practice, and with the lighthearted events that add colour to a busy surgery. In the first of his new, regular diary feature, Edward reflects on the strange case of the booking of the absent-minded locum GP …
Mon, 1 Jan 2007
The threat of an influenza pandemic – whether or not a strain of the H5N1 avian flu virus – still looms large, with many experts believing that such an event is inevitable. What is certain is the strain this would put on primary care resources. This Management in Practice special report looks at the implications of a flu pandemic and asks: are practices adequately prepared?
Mon, 1 Jan 2007
England’s national director of pandemic influenza preparedness, Professor Lindsey Davies, considers the potential impact of a pandemic and discusses the critical role that primary care would be expected to play. She also suggests that increasing the level of general practice involvement in planning is critical to the development of integrated and effective response arrangements
Mon, 1 Jan 2007
Last year, a fire at practice manager Ruth Wood’s surgery in Leeds destroyed the building, along with invaluable data and documentation. Here, she describes how she and her practice team coped with this disaster, the steps they took to continue services for thousands of patients, and what precautions can be taken to ensure that all is not lost in the event of such catastrophes
Fri, 1 Dec 2006
The role of practice manager is a multifaceted and varied one. As Jacqui Jones and Andrea Williams found, it can also provide the opportunity for ambitious individuals to utilise their multiple skills by moving into consultancy. This article looks at the transition from manager to consultant, and how practice management experience can bring benefits to this role