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HR and H&S Updates – November 2019

HR and H&S Updates

A summary of the HR and H&S updates issued in November 2019. HR Updates Red alerts REMINDER: Written statement of employment particulars – 6 April 2020 Amber alerts Vegetarianism not a “philosophical belief” Reminder: IR35  

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Disciplining staff – Formal or informal sanctions? By Robyn Jackson

In my previous life as an HR consultant, when managers had to deal with conduct issues, this question cropped up time and time again. Don’t get me wrong – hospital HR policies are incredibly detailed and are often used as a ‘how-to guide’ when it comes to following the disciplinary process. The unions wouldn’t have

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HR and H&S Updates – October 2019

HR and H&S Updates

A summary of the HR updates issued in October 2019. HR Updates Amber alerts Bipolar disorder; disability discrimination Electronic signatures are legally valid “Appalling” response to suicidal employee costs trust £92,000

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Return-to-work interviews

Many managers view the return-to-work interview as a five-minute chat to tick a box and say they’ve “supported” their staff member. But these meetings can be so much more than that. When should I have the meeting? As soon as possible after the employee has returned to work. Obviously some staff are part-time, you might

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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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Managing overpayments to staff

Managing overpayments to staff

Quite a few forum posts have appeared recently questioning what to do if you overpay a member of staff. Can I recover the money? Is there a time limit on reclaiming it? What do I do if the employee doesn’t give it back? Let’s shed some light on this topic. Hopefully we’ve all got a

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PM appraisals: the successful peer-led programme

As we’ve discussed before on Practice Index, appraisals are an essential part of your role, and are vital for the development of your team. But what about you? Who appraises the appraiser? Where can Practice Managers turn for help? After all, the NHS constitution requires organisations to provide staff with clear roles and responsibilities, opportunities for

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