The Nursing Team - Recruitment, Employment, Retirement and Pension
We have a lot of information available on our website regarding Recruitment and Employment within Primary Care. The following are some of the pages we feel you would find useful but if you have any further queries please email us firstname.lastname@example.org
- Contracts & Written Statements of Employment
- Discipline, Dismissal & Grievance Procedures
- Employment Contract Clauses
- Injury Benefit Scheme
- Staff and Confidentiality
- Update to GP Contract 20/21 - 23/24
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Checking a health care professionals’ registration
All Health Care Professionals must be registered with a professional body which includes the GMC for doctors and the NMC for nurses. Pharmacists and pharmacy technicians must be registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC).
The Health and Care Professional Council (HCPC) is a statutory body that regulates and maintains a register of over 280,000 professionals from 15 health and care professions in the UK. This includes the ARRS roles of paramedics, dieticians, occupational therapists and physiotherapists.
The function of the HCPC is to:
The HCPC website provides information for professional groups on a wide range of topics such as education, CPD, registration and returning to practice. There is section for employers to access should you have any concerns around an individual professional. It is important that any employer checks that the professional is registered with the HCPC.
Retirement and Pensions.
NHS pensions for GPs and other NHS staff are different and complex.
We would recommend you consult the NHS Pensions Agency for up to date and informative advice on your pension.
However, the following may also be useful:
Wessex LMCs - Pensions
Wessex LMCs - Pensions - Ill Health Retirement
RCN - Pensions and retirement
NHS Pensions - Returning to the NHS after retirement
NHS Pensions - Age retirement – Employer FAQs
Useful Links and Publications
RCN - Advice and support for RCN members . A useful website for all employment issues.
GOV.UK - Solve a workplace dispute
Wessex LMCs - Employment/HR links