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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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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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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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Top tips to help you grab a pay rise

August 8, 2019, by in Pay, Salary

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Pay rises, it seems, are an emotive subject. Plus, if the popular thread on the Practice Index Forum is anything to go by – click here to join the conversation – there’s a real mixed bag of regular pay rises, ad hoc increases, bonus payments and no rises to contend with. Reading between the lines

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2% – To pay or not to pay?

April 4, 2019, by in Pay, Salary

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2% - To pay or not to pay?

As the new GP contract for England comes into effect this April, the attention of many practice – and GP partners – has turned to the subject of pay rises. When the new contract details were revealed, one point really shone, driven by plenty of headline-grabbing media reports – that practices would be provided with

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Negotiating for your benefit

Negotiating for your benefit

There have been a number of threads on the forum recently about PM salaries, terms and conditions, benefits and entitlements. Some of us have been astonished at how little some of our compatriots are being paid, or what pitiful T&Cs some partners are offering. So, I’ve created a little guide on how to negotiate; think

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Performance-related pay and equal pay claims

Performance-related pay and equal pay claims

The Agenda for Change system is currently going through a major overhaul, and as it implements pay increases, in order to remain attractive to the healthcare workforce, it’s also trying to find ways to save money by only giving incremental increases to those staff members who perform to an acceptable standard. Up until now, staff

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