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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, 1 Mar 2006
Timetabling the often-unpredictable schedules of staff can be a problem for many practices. For Dr Fiona Stoddart, attempts to plan a rota system manually in a hectic practice proved too much. Fortunately, help was close at hand – her husband set about creating staff rota software to take away her troubles …
Wed, 1 Mar 2006
Frustrated by monthly practice management forums that failed to address issues directly relevant to practice managers, Ruth Wood and her fellow managers took action. They negotiated a reassessment of what the meetings were for. The result was the discovery that such forums can be opportunities for real debate and the catalyst for effective change …
Wed, 1 Mar 2006
The whole area of Health & Safety legislation and NHS requirements is complex, and the unique position of independent contractors can make compliance difficult to understand. One of the most frequently asked questions from practice managers is, “What is the legal requirement for Statutory & Mandatory training, and which legislation/regulation is it linked to?”
Wed, 1 Mar 2006
Recent advances in the recognition of the importance of the practice manager’s role have been very exciting. The significance of the government featuring the role so prominently in the nGMS contract should not be underestimated. Neither, however, should the significance of the introduction in late 2005 of a vocational training scheme (VTS) for practice managers, as Rosey Foster and Fiona Dalziel explain …
Thu, 1 Dec 2005
Regardless of whether an employee is part- or fulltime, UK and EU laws confer rights on the pregnant individual and obligations on the employer, and these will invariably bring the practice and the registrar into conflict with the JCPTGP and local deanery over the length of any extension to their training necessary to conform with the VTR ...
Thu, 1 Dec 2005
Although perceived by many as a mundane subject, Health & Safety legislation is a vital part of corporate governance. As GPs fiercely protect their independent contractor status, they must recognise the accountability and responsibility that independence carries in providing an environment that is healthy and safe
Thu, 1 Dec 2005
Lorna McMillan, practice manager and associate trainer at Abington Medical Centre, shares with us her experiences in becoming a trainer ...