Useful Resources for Medical Practices
As part of our continued commitment to supporting organisations through the various employment and health and safety implications of coronavirus, Ellis Whittam is continuing to produce free resources designed to help practices adapt their services, implement current guidance and protocols and reduce transmission risk, all while working within SOP and the confines of the law.
Ellis Whittam can support you through your employee issues, from managing your high-risk staff to making contractual changes, and work with you to manage health and safety risk effectively within your practice. Simply call our team today on 0345 226 8393 or request a callback using the ‘Request a callback’ form opposite.
COVID-19 live Q&A for Medical Practices: Safety, shielding and managing staff
In this recent live Q&A, our Employment Law Director, James Tamm, covers some of the imminent challenges facing Medical Practices as the government continues to relax UK lockdown measures, including advice on your post-shielding options, dealing with safety-related refusals to work, the right way to change employees’ terms and conditions, and methods for managing ongoing staff absence.
All information correct at time of recording – 30/07/2020.
Free COVID-19 Templates and Resources
Risk Assessment Template for Medical Practices
Whilst COVID-19 has presented many barriers, it doesn’t negate the requirement to provide services to registered patients, meaning Practice Managers must find ways to maintain operations and reduce transmission risk.
Risk Assessment is an essential part of keeping your workforce and others safe and fulfilling your legal duty of care during coronavirus. If you employ five or more people, it is a legal requirement to conduct a risk assessment and keep a written record of your key findings and controls. Even if you don’t, this is good practice as it will help you to demonstrate the steps you are taking to keep people safe, which will in turn:
- Encourage a return to work;
- Enable you to share your arrangements with those they affect; and
- Protect your organisation from regulatory enforcement action.
Absences and Refusals to Work FAQ
We have also included our FAQ document for managers, which offers practical direction around ongoing absences and safety-related refusals to return to work. Common questions include:
- Under what circumstances is SSP payable?;
- Is a pregnant employee who refuses to attend work entitled to SSP?; and
- Can I claim back SSP from the government?
Find these essential documents useful?
Why not schedule a free no-obligation call with one of our friendly team using the form opposite to talk through your practice Employment Law and Health & Safety requirements and the range of support available.
Coronavirus Advice Hub
For the most up-to-date Employment Law and Health & Safety advice to support your practice through the COVID-19 pandemic, visit our Coronavirus Advice Hub, which is updated daily and contains a variety of free guidance notes, letter templates, checklists, risk assessments and more.