Unlock NEW and IMPROVED benefits

Welcome to new GROUPCARE offering practices simplified administration and new exclusive benefits. Our new and improved scheme remains free to set up and the whole team can benefit.

Professional support to keep your practice on track

The whole team benefits when you’re in a GROUPCARE scheme
Free 24-hour employment law advice line from Peninsula

When you're a GROUPCARE practice you get access to free employment law advice and support. Your practice will get:

  • Access to phone and email advice from dedicated consultants with in-depth experience in HR practices and employment legislation, contractual requirements and case law precedents.
  • Assistance in drafting follow up letters.
  • Telephone coaching when managing difficult or complex employee relations.

Free 24-hour health and safety advice line from Peninsula

In addition to an employment law advice and guidance, as a GROUPCARE practice you also get free access to unlimited comprehensive advice and guidance on health and safety issues from experts who are available 24/7.

Access to expert medico-legal support

GROUPCARE enables practice managers to seek assistance on medico-legal queries on behalf of their team of allied healthcare professionals on subjects such as complaints, confidentiality, consent, record keeping and much more. You can unlock these GROUPCARE benefits when all GPs in the practice are MDU members

Unlock more exclusive GROUPCARE benefits when all eligible GPs in your practice are members
Access to discounted HR support from Peninsula's Face2Face service

Peninsula’s Face2Face is an impartial on demand consultancy service that offers assistance with employment law meetings. With Peninsula’s Face2Face you can be assured that tricky employment matters involving employees can be handled in compliance with employment law and best practice. Peninsula’s Face2Face can assist you with HR investigations, grievances and disciplinary meetings, capability reviews, redundancy and TUPE consultations and appeals.

Access to discounted employment law and health and safety packages from Peninsula

Employment law

  • An employee management system.
  • Optional insurance (legal costs, awards and settlements defending employment/industrial tribunals).
  • Advice app (recent cases, queries and interactions with your team).
  • BrightHR - an app to manage staff absence and holidays, documentation storage, redundancy navigator and more.

 

Health and safety

  • Bespoke management system (includes health and safety policy, employee handbook, safety records and procedures, a risk assessment system).
  • Premises inspection.
  • Optional insurance (costs of defending prosecutions/enforcement action and liaising with enforcing authorities).
  • BrightSafe – software that lets you manage risk assessments.

1. Free to set up: GROUPCARE is open to any practice that has not incorporated where half or more of eligible GPs are MDU members, excludes locums, GPSTs and out-of-hours GPs and subject to a minimum of two GPs (either partners or salaried).

2. Members in England and Wales save 10% on membership. Valid for NHS primary care work only. Saving applies after scheme renewal date and at MDU member's next renewal.

3. Free membership for practice managers. Free membership for up to two practice staff for every GP member outside England and Wales only: Excludes partners.

4. Unlimited and free seminars for your practice. Free practice risk assessment. Subject to eligibility and availability. 

5. Free 24-hour employment law and health and safety advice line. Free confidential employee assistance helpline. Access to discounted employment law and health and safety packages: Provided by Peninsula, a leading provider of employment law and health and safety services in the UK. Subject to eligibility.

6. Access to discounted HR support from Peninsula's Face2Face service. Access to discounted employment law and health and safety packages from Peninsula: Subject to eligibility. Provided by Peninsula, a leading provider of employment law and health and safety services in the UK. All work conducted by a Peninsula Face2Face consultant is provided on a day rate. For practices who have purchased the full Peninsula employment law package with optional insurance, all the work conducted by a Peninsula Face2Face consultant may also be insured (subject to the terms and conditions of the policy underwritten by Irwell Insurance Company Limited ‘Irwell’. Irwell is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and Prudential Regulation Authority (Register No. 202897)). Peninsula Business Services Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority for the sale of non-investment insurance contracts (Register No. 468574) – applicable to the insurance product only. Peninsula insurance, access to discounted employment law and health and safety packages and free confidential employee assistance advice line: Subject to the terms and conditions of the policy underwritten by Irwell Insurance Company Limited ‘Irwell’.

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