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Wednesday 19 June 2019


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Primary and community care staff shortages could undermine long term plan, think tank warns

Tuesday 12th February 2019

The NHS’s aim to keep people out of hospital by investing at community level could remain an ‘unrealised aspiration’ due to workforce shortages, a leading think tank has warned.
A report by the Health Foundation, published today, found that there is an ‘ongoing deterioration’ in the number of staff employed in primary and community...

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 ...
Thu, 1 Dec 2005
The government’s new plan for NHS staff pay and conditions should give practices something to think about. Management in Practice asked the expert, Patricia Gray, to field the relevant questions …
Thu, 1 Dec 2005
The way general practice operates has changed considerably over the past few years, and this has led to an increasing number of people “working alone” and posing particular Health and Safety problems