Developing a Staff handbook is a convenient way to bring together various sets of information about aspects of working at the Practice. It may include information about terms and conditions of employment, Employment Policies and Procedures (or Rules) and other information, plus protocols and procedures about the day-to-day running of the practice.
In addition to information for employees, the Handbook may also contain information relevant to other people who work at or visit the practice, such as:
- the Practice's GP Partners
- salaried GPs
- employed GPs in PCO-run practices
- locum doctors, district nurses
- staff who are engaged via a third party such as an agency or Trust
- third party contractors
Consulting staff about new or changed policies and procedures
If, during the course of development of your Staff Handbook, new policies and procedures are created, or existing ones amended, these should be introduced only after reasonable notice has been given to all employees and, where appropriate, they or their representatives have been consulted.
Creating or updating a Staff Handbook
Click HERE for a step by step guide to preparing or updating your Staff Handbook.