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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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
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
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
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
The ‘Receptionists in General Practice Masterclass’ is an online course designed specifically for all GP receptionists, new and experienced. The course consists of four modules and can be accessed in the eLearning HUB. Module 1: Etiquette: In this section, the significance of etiquette is aligned to the role of the receptionist, illustrating just how key receptionists
Receptionists often get short shrift from patients and even their colleagues on occasion. In fact, an article in the press entitled ‘March of the GP receptionist’ stated that “Patients are upset at having to discuss personal health matters with a receptionist, in earshot of the waiting room”. But receptionists are only trying to do their