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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...

Wed, 31 May 2006
With the raised profile of primary care providers in the modernisation plan for the NHS, the role that general practice plays is more significant than ever. It will be expected to take an active part in commissioning services across the board for the population it serves. That means producing meaningful strategic plans. It is also undergoing detailed performance monitoring by PCTs, measuring services, and clinical and organisational effectiveness. Strategic planning influences all of these things – in particular, a practice’s ability to assess and manage risk
Wed, 31 May 2006
When looking to appoint a new practice manager, some GP partners’ rather unrealistic expectations might be unnerving for candidates. However, certain managerial qualities can help bring harmony to a practice with its own longstanding customs. Judith Harvey, herself a practice partner for several years, reveals the ideal strengths and abilities that are much sought after by GPs
Wed, 31 May 2006
Agenda for Change (AfC) and the Knowledge and Skills Framework (KSF) are set to shake up the NHS significantly. Although implementation of AfC in primary care is on a voluntary basis only, its adoption – and that of the KSF – can provide key benefits to practices, argues Paul Edwards, by establishing clearly defined sets of responsibilities and means of improving skills
Wed, 31 May 2006
“Firm 1” is the name given to a training scheme in which medical students are given the opportunity to learn more about primary care by spending part of their time in a surgery. Such a scheme requires organised management to facilitate its success. Dr Kate Thomas introduces the scheme and its objectives, and manager Melanie Price reflects on her early experiences of setting it up
Wed, 1 Mar 2006
With so many tasks to attend to, practice managers may be forgiven for believing they might struggle to find time to follow a CPD programme. But by keeping managers up-to-date with a changing workplace, developing transferable skills and ensuring the highest competence, such programmes provide considerable benefits …
Wed, 1 Mar 2006
Hello to all you established, experienced and highly competent practice managers. I am a very new, very inexperienced, but I hope not totally incompetent, practice manager who has been asked to give my perspective on the world of general practice management, while it is all still fresh enough to be able to remember what it is like in the “outside world” ...
Wed, 1 Mar 2006
Established under the new GMS contract, the Working in Partnership Programme (WiPP) aims to facilitate and improve workload management in general practice. The scheme should not only help train and support practice managers, but could also give them a key role in reshaping services by identifying areas for change