Employment advice for private practitioners

For information on employing staff in private practice, BMA members can use the employment advisory service. Find out more about what this covers.

Location: UK
Audience: Consultants SAS doctors GPs Junior doctors
Updated: Wednesday 10 November 2021
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When working in private practice, whether operating alone or in a group, you are legally obliged to reduce the inherent risks relating to staff you may engage as self-employed, employees or workers.

For valuable information on this and other employment issues contact our employment advisory service, an exclusive service only for BMA members.

Our advice covers:

  • contracts of employment: drafting, changing, transferring in/out of your business
  • contracts for services: terms and conditions, essential clauses and correspondence
  • performance management
  • grievance and disciplinary issues
  • absence management
  • recruitment
  • appraising staff
  • discrimination issues
  • HR policies and practice
  • employment tribunals (subject to terms and conditions).

Our Employer Handbook also provides information on sample policies and procedures.

Need help? For questions about any aspect of your working life, our advisers are here to help you. Opening times: 8am - 8pm Monday to Friday, and 9am - 5pm on Saturdays.