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"If I die it will be your fault" - Anti-abuse campaign goes viral
Yesterday the Institute of General Practice Management (IGPM) launched their campaign, “If I die it will be your fault” and the videos have already received over 60,000 YouTube views... Read more

Rota management - By PM Polly
I spotted an advertisement recently and contacted a software company that said they could help me with the HR side of my role by providing some automatic rota software. My eyes widened with excitement. No more sweating over a cold cup of coffee with Excel drilling holes in my already tired eyes. This software apparently ensures that nobody is ever booked to work at the same time, and it takes care of sickness, family responsibility, paternity, maternity leave... the works! Read more

The abuse must stop
"We would be most grateful if you could SHARE SHARE SHARE on your practice social media pages, as well as your own. Tag everyone and anyone on Twitter to help get this out there. Send it to your receptionists, GPs, nurses and all surgery staff, as well as friends and family. Encourage them to share it too. Let's make everyone aware and together we can #stoptheabuse" Read more (1 reply)

Long-term sickness and notice period - to pay or not to pay - that is the question!
"We have a salaried GP who has been off sick for over 11 months and will not be returning as has been signed off 'indefinitely'. Has received six months full pay and is coming to the end of six months half pay... GP has now asked for three months' pay 'in lieu of notice'..." Read more (6 replies)

What is needed to make GP practices more accessible?
"Let us know what is needed to help raise people's understanding and knowledge, and how we can attempt to reduce the health inequalities patients with learning disabilities and autism face..." Read more (3 replies)

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