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Ask the expert: Reducing sick pay
A COUPLE of employees in our practice have particularly high absence levels. This has increased pressure on their colleagues who cover the work while they are off sick. At present, the practice provides contractual sick pay of six months full pay followed by six months half pay in a 12-month rolling year period.
Case study: Making reasonable adjustments for employees
THIS case highlights the importance of making reasonable adjustments for disabled employees.
HR Alert: Right to work checks
PRACTICES must ensure they comply with new right to work check rules or risk harsh penalties.
Fresh push to bring back GPs
A NEW campaign designed to persuade hundreds of doctors to return to general practice is being launched this week.
"Bigging up" the CV
Competition for prime positions in dentistry or medicine can be fierce so it is natural to want your CV to stand out from the crowd. But it is important to resist the temptation to “big-up” a CV with exaggerations, outright lies or half-truths in order to enhance your chances.
BDA warning on over-the-counter teeth-whitening kits
TEETH-WHITENING products sold over the counter are often either ineffective or could damage teeth, warns the British Dental Association.
Gender reassignment should be initiated in specialist care
GENDER reassignment is a specialist area of medicine and treatment should be initiated in specialist care, says the Royal College of GPs.
New standards for end of life care
A NEW set of standards in providing end of life care has been agreed for GP practices.
Progress on opt-out organ donation legislation in Scotland and England
A BILL introducing a soft opt-out system for organ and tissue donation has been debated in the Scottish Parliament and similar legislation for England looks set to clear parliamentary hurdles in the next few days.
Death certification e-training
DOCTORS in Scotland are being encouraged to complete two e-learning modules on death certification.