COVID-19 live Q&A for Medical Practices: Safety, shielding and managing staff

As the UK migrates out of lockdown, join our Employment Law Director, James Tamm, for an in-depth look at the pivotal employment challenges facing Practices Managers right now and how to overcome them.

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Tune in live: Thursday 30 July
14:00 - 14:30

Whilst Medical Practices have remained resilient during the coronavirus pandemic, the demand for routine care continues to grow, forcing Practices to adapt their working arrangements in order to cope with the sheer scale of the outbreak.

Naturally, this has had wide-reaching Employment Law and HR implications. Practice Managers have encountered a multitude of difficult employee dilemmas, from being precluded from utilising the furlough scheme to managing at-risk employees and contractual issues around redeployment. At the same time, COVID-19 doesn’t negate the requirement to provide services to registered patients, meaning Practice Managers must also find ways to maintain operations and reduce transmission risk, all while working within SOP and the confines of the law.

This is no easy task, which is why we are hosting a live employer Q&A exclusively for Practice Managers to give you the clarity and confidence you need to tackle these situations head-on.

Hosted by our Employment Law Director, James Tamm, this virtual session will cover some of the imminent challenges facing Medical Practices as the government continues to relax UK lockdown measures, including:

  • Advice on your high-risk employees after shielding ends;
  • How to deal with safety-related refusals to work;
  • The right way to change employees’ terms and conditions; and
  • Methods for managing ongoing staff absence.

There will also be an opportunity to submit your questions to James during the session, so make sure to join us for free specialist advice on your urgent queries and most pressing people problems.

During this turbulent time for those in Primary Care, this practical 30-minute advice session will help you to understand your legal options, ensure you are suitably staffed and protect the sustainability of your Practice in the weeks and months ahead.

Commendation from Marisco Medical Practice:

“When it comes to Health & Safety, we have been working with Ellis Whittam for over five years and they have been tremendously supportive and encouraging. They truly are a relationship business working with their clients to achieve the goals needed. Thank you for all your support, advice and guidance”.

Need advice now?

Visit our free Coronavirus Advice Hub to watch our last COVID-19: Live employer Q&A on demand. Here, you can also download a range of useful resources, including helpful guidance notes, sample letters and policies, and risk assessment templates, which are updated regularly to reflect current government guidance.

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About the Host

James Tamm

Director of Legal Services at Ellis Whittam

Since qualifying as a solicitor in 2007, James has specialised in employment law exclusively. 

His practice includes advising on a full range of non-contentious issues, encompassing disciplinary matters, redundancies, grievances, restructures, TUPE and industrial relation disputes.

James also has extensive experience in dealing with Employment Tribunal claims, including representation in a full range of unfair dismissal cases, discrimination claims, protective awards, TUPE and whistleblowing claims.

James previously headed the Litigation Team at Ellis Whittam before going on to become Head of Employment Law and then Director of Legal Services. In his current position, he is responsible for delivering the Legal Team’s strategic objectives, with direct line management responsibility for a team of approximately 45 lawyers.

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