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Robert Campbell

Robert Campbell

Former GP Practice Manager with over 25 years experience working in Upton, near Pontefract, Seacroft in Leeds, Tingley in Wakefield, Heckmondwike and more recently Cleckheaton, West Yorkshire. www.gpsurgerymanager.co.uk

Tell them how it is

It’s so worrying that I keep reading threads on the Practice Index forum about how difficult life is made for a practice manager by doctors and their staff. While there’s no ideal way to run a practice, there are approaches you can try to develop which may help you. One maxim is ‘Always have an

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Practice managers, how many hours do you work?

A recent thread on the Practice Index forum asks how many hours of overtime practice managers work. As of now, over 80 responses have been received. It seems nothing much has changed since I retired because GP employers still seem to ignore the number of hours their managers work and fail to recognise the time

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Grading of a practice manager

September 30, 2019, by in Opinion, Pay, Staff

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This is the third article in a series of three looking at grading practice staff salaries. View part one and part two.  Much is being written on the Practice Index forum about the plight of practice managers and their deputies. The discussion often centres around grading, working hours and workload. Principally, the size of a

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Practice nursing teams and grading

September 23, 2019, by in Opinion, Pay

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This is the second article in a series of three looking at grading practice staff salaries. Part one can be found here What’s a job worth? Following on from the blog about clerical and administrative staff grading, this blog takes a closer look at the nursing team in a GP practice and the salaries that

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Practice staff grading

September 16, 2019, by in Opinion, Salary, Staff

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This is the first article in a series of three looking at grading practice staff salaries.  What’s a job worth? I tend to adopt a simple approach to judging what salary a job is worth. My approach is partly based on knowledge of NHS grades and salaries, and partly based on common sense. The NHS

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Can an employer refuse a request for annual leave?

Annual leave entitlement and bank holidays Looking at the leave entitlement data given on threads such as here on the Practice Index forum earlier this year, it seems that only 25% of practices offered 28 days’ leave including bank holidays. Some 28% offered 25 days plus bank holidays, and 22% offered 27 days plus bank

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Does your practice publish its pay scales?

Under the Equality Act 2010, an employee has the right to compare salaries with others to establish differences in pay Having worked in the general practice side of National Health Service administration, either in a local health organisation or in general practice since the mid 1960s, I’m used to seeing salary scales published annually. Prior

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