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Making the most of the mutual assessment year (1 CPD hour)

Dr James Heathcote advises on how best to introduce a new GP to your existing partnership

FULL CPD MODULE

Dr Heathcote’s article covers:

  • advice on the induction process for new partners
  • communication tips
  • HR and legal advice

After reading this article you will be asked to record your learning points and some action points to earn a suggested 1 CPD credit. Below are some suggested questions to reflect on as you work through the module:

  • Are you aware of the different forms of contract for a new doctor taken on ‘with a view’ to partnership? Do you know where to seek advice?
  • Do you have a formal induction programme?
  • What roles could your new partner reasonably take on?
  • Does your new partner have a mentor? Do mentor and new partner have protected time to discuss any issues that arise? Is there a clear timetable for review over the mutual assessment period?
  • Are you clear on the principles of giving feedback?
  • What steps should the partnership  take to integrate the new partner into both the practice and the locality?

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