Members Newsletter September 2019
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Access to Medical Reports Act 1998There are a number of reasons why an employer may wish to obtain a medical report on an employee. These reasons include: to determine whether or not the employee is able to carry out their day to day job role within the Company; to assess … Read More

Ask The Expert
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Alan Lewis, Emplyment Solicitor at Linder Myers Solicitors Advises:“An employee has been caught watching pornography on their computer during their lunch break, can we suspend them?” Suspension traditionally used to be seen as a default position for employers who suspect an employee of committing an act of gross misconduct. However, … Read More

Members Newsletter August 2019
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An Employer’s Obligation to Manage Holiday Requests FairlyIt is increasingly squarely the responsibility of the employer to ensure that employees take their statutory holiday allowance.  It can also have a detrimental effect on workplace morale to be perceived as unreasonably refusing annual leave requests.  There are of course issues  when … Read More

2020 Diaries & Planners from LYRECO
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Think Diaries are Old School? 5 Reasons Keeping a Diary is the New Office Trend A Fresh Start For Every Minute Spent Organising, An Hour Is Earned Prepare For Tomorrow, Today Get Creative Showcase Your Wins Click on the link and quote CARADOC http://online.lyreco.co.uk/uk-diaries-brochure-2019-20 Sammie Roberts Key Account Manager Lyreco … Read More

Ask The Expert:
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Lee Bronze, Employment Specialist at Linder Myers Solicitors Advises:“Is it discriminatory if we, as a GP Practice, believe there is a risk in relation to a job applicant’s future inability to work on health grounds rather than current ability and therefore refuse employment?” A belief that a potential employee has … Read More

Members Newsletter July 2019
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Adopting and Employee’s Belief:Why the decision to remove a Director for expressing his faith-based objection to same-sex adoption was not discriminatory and may have wider consequences.  Last month the Employment Appeal Tribunal (“EAT”) with its decision in Page v NHS Trust Development Authority found that it was not discriminatory to … Read More

Members Newsletter June 2019
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RedundancyWhen an employee is made redundant they may be eligible for a redundancy payment, in order for an employee to be eligible for a redundancy payment they would need to have two years’ continuous service. There are various reasons why an employee would be made redundant, they can most easily … Read More

Members Newsletter May 2019
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Contracts of EmploymentWhen a new employee is recruited it is important from the outset to have the terms of their employment clearly defined by issuing them with a contract of employment. For the employee, a contract gives them the security that they are working for a professional business that has … Read More

New Approved Supplier
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Beautiful Information Joins Caradoc as an Approved SupplierBeautiful Information is the first NHS/Private Partnership of its kind, offering unique real-time information to NHS organisations to help them plan and resource clinical services to meet hourly fluctuations in patient flow. For further information, contact Scott Parker at: [email protected] quoting Caradoc.

The Big ISDN Switch Off – Are You Ready?
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ISDN Lines Switch Off by 2025In 2014 BT announced that they were going to switch off all ISDN lines by 2025 and as of 2020, you will not be able to order new or upgrade these lines. At the time and probably still now for some, it still seems miles … Read More

Members Newsletter April 2019
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Accidentally overpaying an employee can lead to a costly mistakeThe law protects all workers from unauthorised deductions being taken from their pay. To lawfully make deductions from wages or to receive payments from a worker, the deduction or payment must be: a) Required or authorised by law. For example, income … Read More

Q doctor
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The leading CQC regulated video consultation provider for the NHS – security in using either your own clinicians or Q doctor locums The only service to be approved by NHS Digital for 111 Helps practices retain existing patients and attract new ones Fully interoperable with EMIS, SystmOne and Adastra A … Read More

GDPR
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Toffees, a Burglary and the ICOLate one Friday night, one of our client’s premises, whose business is making and supplying old fashioned sweets, was broken into. His CCTV cameras recorded a white van pulling up outside the front door to the office, 4 youths getting out of the van, cutting … Read More

Paying too much for your Electricity/Gas?
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Since becoming an Approved Supplier for Caradoc, Power Solutions have saved over £1.1m for Caradoc Members. Take our no obligation FREE audit to see whether we can save monies for your Practice / Business. Rising Energy Costs – What can you do? Practices and Businesses with fixed rate energy contracts … Read More

QDoctor joins Caradoc as an Approved Supplier
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Q doctor is a video consultation platform that connects clinicians and patients, in a manner that is both highly secure (surpasses IG & NHS Digital standards) and designed for a healthcare setting (through safeguarding and safety netting tools, appointment system and virtual waiting room). Q doctor has proven benefit across … Read More

Protect Your Profit
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Card Payment MachinesCaradoc has been made aware that one of the leading suppliers is again increasing customer prices in March 2019. The company is reported to be the UK’s largest supplier of merchant acquiring services (card payments). You may be affected, as with other price increases currently happening. While the … Read More

Brexit or No Brexit – Some Exciting Bulk Buying Offers from Lyreco
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Caradoc Group 10 Years
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Watch our for Special Offers over the coming months!

Members Newsletter March 2019
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Whose belief matters anyway? To what extent do employers have to accommodate an employee’s belief when trying to follow their own? It may be the case that Employers are able to take some comfort that the Employment Appeal Tribunal (“EAT”) have ruled that in certain circumstances the religion or belief of … Read More

Employee Dismissal: Ask the Expert
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Carley Dhand, Employment Specialist at Linder Myers Solicitors advises:-  “I have an employee who is on probation and is suffering from an abscess. They have been underperforming for some time and I would like to dismiss them. Is there anything I need to consider?” Whilst this employee has less than … Read More

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