National data opt-out

10 May 2022

The national data opt-out deadline has been extended to 31 July 2022. What do general practices need to do to comply with its requirements?

Continuing professional development

19 April 2022

How do we ensure doctors’ CPD also meets the needs of others in our practice, and how have the requirements for CPD appraisal changed during the pandemic?

Clinical searches

11 April 2022

The CQC has developed a suite of clinical searches in partnership with Ardens. What will this mean for practice inspections and when can these be accessed?

Wellness and recovery action plans

4 April 2022

An employee has been diagnosed with a mental health illness. It has been suggested that we can develop with the employee a Wellness and Recovery Action Plan to assist them at work. What is this?

Anxiety v stress

1 April 2022

How do I tell whether an employee is suffering from anxiety rather than stress, and when does it become a mental health issue?

Ramadan and holiday entitlement

29 March 2022

A number of my employees are practising Muslims. They have complained that they consider themselves to be forced to take time off over Christmas (because we have a one week shut down) and yet they have to use up their holiday entitlement if they want to take time off over Ramadan, which lasts for a month. They believe this amounts to religious discrimination. What can we do?

Plastic Packaging Tax

29 March 2022

I’m concerned that my business will be liable for the new plastic tax as we use a lot of plastic packaging. What can I do to prepare for this and in particular, how can I find out whether the plastic we use contains any recycled material?