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Absenteeism: Protecting the Practice

Q: What is meant by 'sporadic absence'? We are keen when taking on staff to make sure that we are clear in the contract of employment that missing days from work is not acceptable. We have left ourselves open to absenteeism in the past and this is very difficult to deal with and disruptive to our practice. Therefore, we are keen to write something into future employment contracts to clearly cover this issue. » read more

Annual Leave: Volcanic Ash

Q. While on annual leave, our practice secretary was stranded abroad by the volcanic ash cloud and could not attend work as a result. Should these days be considered an extension of annual leave? Are we obliged to pay staff when absent? » read more

Antenatal Care: Qualifications

Q. We have a practice nurse who does not have a midwifery qualification. Can the GP delegate antenatal care to her? » read more

Carer’s leave: Qualifying conditions

Q. My practice secretary has informed me in writing of her intention to take carer's leave. What are my obligations as an employer in relation to carer's leave? What are the qualifying conditions? » read more

Carry Over Holidays

Q. Can Employees Carry Over Holidays Indefinitely? » read more

Classified Section on College Website

Q. My GP partner will be going on maternity leave in July. We are conscious of costs for advertising and wonder what options are available to recruit a locum? » read more

Compassionate Leave: Legal Obligations

Q. We have had a number of requests for leave of absence including on compassionate leave grounds. What are our legal obligations in this respect? » read more

Compassionate leave: Legal obligations

Q. We have had a number of requests for leave of absence including on compassionate leave grounds. What are our legal obligations in this respect? » read more

Contracts: Can Changes be Made?

Q. Circumstances in my practice have changed recently. I am wondering if it is possible to make changes to the employment contracts of some practice staff members? » read more

Dismissal of an Employee: Practice Approach

Q. Over the past year we have had several problems with a member of staff and feel that her competence to do the job is in question. The practice is considering dismissing this employee. What approach should the practice adopt? » read more

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