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Mandatory training requirements – What, when and who

There have been many comments recently regarding staff development, particularly about mandatory training, retake periods and who needs to do what training. Well, the ball lies in your court (to a certain extent) as Nigel’s surgery 70 states: “CQC does not have a list of mandatory training for members of the GP practice team”. You

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Disciplinaries – HR Masterclass Module 3

In the third module of the HR Masterclass, Robyn Jackson takes us through how to successfully manage disciplinary issues. Being able to confidently deal with employee issues is an important part of ensuring the smooth and efficient running of your practice. This module provides guidance to assist Practice Managers understand and navigate through all aspects

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HR Masterclass – Module One (Recruitment)

In the first module of the HR masterclass, Robyn Jackson takes you through the recruitment process. This is the first stage in the employee life cycle, and top-quality recruitment is vital not just for ensuring you get the best possible candidates for your roles, but also for promoting your practice as an employer of choice.

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HR Masterclass (Online course)

Managing Human Resources in general practice can be an absolute minefield, and judging by the posts we’ve seen on the forums, we realise a new HR-related conundrum can appear every day! Robyn Jackson, forum HR guru, has teamed up with the Practice Index team to bring you an HR Masterclass designed to boost your knowledge

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COVID-19 and digitalising medical records

May 7, 2020, by in QOF, Training

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Twenty years ago, the NHS began the process of taking paper records and creating digital summaries of them. Collating relevant data and standardising it is a complicated task, but when done properly it’s highly beneficial. The current COVID-19 pandemic provides a great example of just how invaluable this data can be. We’ve seen a stream of reports

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Reducing your DNAs – Free eLearning course

May 16, 2019, by in DNAs, Training


It’s ten past nine, you glance at the clock and look at the appointment list – Miss Millennial is late for her appointment again. Maybe she is running late? No, it turns out she has missed a booked appointment again. The third time. You sigh and shake your head! You have just turned away three

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NEWS: New course sends reinforcements to practices


Practices in Yorkshire are to benefit from a wave of graduates from a new course at a local university. Sheffield University has been training physician associates, many of whom are taking jobs in practices, helping doctors and other staff by providing care for patients with minor ailments. The development of the course has been part

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