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SPECIAL REPORT: JOBS MARKET

Staffing is one of the most important concerns for GPs, whether partners or salaried doctors. Pulse's special report contains advice and recommendations from GPs and experts in practice finance, covering recruitment, partnership and salary. Click below to read.

Understanding different job roles in general practice A modern practice team will contain a variety of job roles with different levels of skills and experience. Here, professional leaders profile three job roles that could help your practice achieve the ideal skill mix.

Planning staff at your practice GP Dr Simon Atkins and practice manager Paul Williams give their advice for cost-effective and safe staffing at your surgery.

Alternatives to partnership Partnerships are hard to come by, writes Dr Clare Gerada, but salaried GPs may choose to pursue alternatives - and with good reason.

A quick guide to recruiting a new partner Dr John Canning, chair of the GPC contracts and regulations subcommittee, gives his advice on the process of adding to a GP partnership.

The case for a new partner For GPs struggling to decide whether to appoint a new partner or a salaried doctor, financial expert Melanie Thomas weighs up the pros and cons.

Four options for portfolio careers Considering branching out and developing a portfolio career? Dr Steve Leung runs through some of the main options.

Compensate for a pay freeze Practice finance expert Liz Densley offers six ways to look after salaried GP employees in hard times.

Family-friendly policies for general practice Dr Clarissa Fabre, president of the Medical Women's Federation, gives her advice on managing the financial and professional risks for GPs who want to start a family, and on providing the optimal environment for career development.

Trainee GPs must be willing to consider rural practice Too often young GPs only get to experience city-centre practices – but rural practice offers generalism at its most exciting, write Dr David Hogg and Dr Chris Williams.

Give the UK another chance Dr Sophie Rivett applied for a job in Adelaide to escape professional and personal stress – but found the solution was actually much closer to home.

Family-friendly policies for general practice Dr Clarissa Fabre, president of the Medical Women's Federation, gives her advice on managing the financial and professional risks for GPs who want to start a family, and on providing the optimal environment for career development.

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