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When 80% or more of your practice GPs are MDU members.
GROUPCARE is open to all practices with at least two eligible GPs (one must be a GP principal), excluding GP locums, GPSTs and trust indemnified GPs.
Free membership for practice managers and up to two practice staff for every GP member. Applicable for practice nurses carrying out standard duties, healthcare assistants and phlebotomists.
We can offer discounted membership for nurse practitioners and nurses working in an extended role. This category of membership is suitable for nursing members who choose to perform more advanced or extended duties within a practice such as triage, prescribing and the placement of contraceptive implants.
To discuss your requirements, please call our dedicated GROUPCARE team on freephone membership helpline 0800 012 1318 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Physician assistants can apply for membership if their practice has a GROUPCARE scheme in place.
By adding your practice managers, practice nurses and healthcare assistants to the GROUPCARE scheme, the whole team can look to us for advice and assistance.
The employment law advice line is provided by Peninsula Business Services, the leading provider of employment law and health and safety services in the UK.
GROUPCARE members receive free access to Peninsula's 24/7 employment law helpdesk via telephone or email. You can receive:
If you are a GROUPCARE member and would like to call the Peninsula employment law advice line, call 0844 892 2487 and quote your individual MDU membership number, your GROUPCARE number and Peninsula authorisation code.
These popular seminars can help you identify areas of potential risk within the practice which can minimise complaints from patients. The seminars are facilitated by our team of GP liaison managers, and are:
The health and safety advice line is provided by Peninsula Business Services, the leading provider of employment law and health and safety services in the UK:
The 24 hour health and safety helpdesk is provided on an unlimited basis by health and safety experts who are equipped with the latest and largest health and safety information database in the UK, delivering comprehensive guidance and support.
Peninsula can prepare and install a bespoke Health and Safety management system for your business. It includes:
Peninsula insurance3 - for the costs of defending criminal prosecutions for breach of health and safety law, representation for interviews under caution and contesting enforcement orders.
Business safe online – documentation storage, risk assessments and responsibilities planners. Also available as a smartphone app.
Incident assistance – in carrying out an emergency/accident investigation in the event of a serious incident on the premises.
To purchase a Peninsula package at an exclusive MDU discount, phone Peninsula on 0844 892 2487 or email email@example.com
The Peninsula insurance policies are also available as stand-alone purchases to all GROUPCARE members.
Your local GP liaison manager, subject to availability, will carry out a risk assessment for the practice, covering premises, health and safety, protocols, systems and staff issues.
A free report will be issued to the practice after the risk assessment is completed.
Contact your local GP liaison manager to book.
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hronline is a web based human resources service. Run by Peninsula Business Services, the hronline website uses the latest cloud computing technology to store your vital HR documents and records securely.
With hronline you can download an app that allows you to manage holiday requests, log sickness and lateness and keep track of who's out of the office, from anywhere using your smartphone.
Premium members will receive free access for 12 months and an exclusive MDU discount if you wish to continue thereafter.
Locum insurance provided by James Hallam Limited covers the cost of any unplanned absences for your surgery which could be caused by illness or injury. It can cover the cost of hiring a locum or providing temporary or paid overtime to existing staff members. This can protect the absent partner from having to fund the cost themselves, and ensures they meet their contractual obligations. Other advantages can include paid maternity and paternity benefits, stress and depression cover.
GROUPCARE Premium members receive a 12% discount. Call James Hallam Limited on 01923 298 416.
James Hallam Limited have designed a surgery policy to cover the risk of loss or damage to your premises including contents, loss of income and liability cover for your staff. Cover can also be extended to include the absence of one key person, for example a practice manager.
The policies can cover traditional single surgeries as well as multiple sites and the new model of GP Federations. James Hallam Limited will advise you on the most appropriate cover for your needs for both products.
James Hallam Limited are specialist insurance brokers to the healthcare market and authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, FCA Number 134435.
MDU Services Ltd is introducer for MDU members to James Hallam Limited and Peninsula general insurance products and receives a small commission for its introducer only role. Any commission generated is re-invested to ensure members receive further discounts and benefits.
When your practice subscribes to Medeconomics, your practice will get access for up to 15 individuals. Applies to new subscriptions only.
We have teamed up with Computershare Voucher Services to provide a childcare voucher scheme at exclusive discounted rates for GROUPCARE practices. It costs nothing to set up and both the employer and employees can make savings in tax and National Insurance.
1We may vary the number of free and/or discounted memberships available to GROUPCARE practices at our discretion.
2Manual Handing seminar not accredited for CPD.
3 Subject to the terms and conditions of the policy underwritten by Irwell Insurance Company Limited, 'Irwell'.
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