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Workplace and employment matters during COVID-19

An information session to help you manage COVID-19 workplace and employment challenges

The way you run your medical practice has most likely changed in this COVID-19 era. As well as introducing stricter protocols you may need to reduce staff hours, due to fewer in-person consultations.

How do you navigate these issues, while looking after your more vulnerable staff and others attending the practice?

Avant’s recent online ‘Ask the Expert’ event gathered together our top advisers to clarify common issues for practice owners and managers, so you can confidently face the challenges at this time.

In this one-hour information session, our expert panel presents solutions to, and answer questions on, managing:

  • vulnerable workers
  • practice staff returning to work at the practice
  • the health and safety of workers and others in the practice
  • reducing an employee’s hours of work if the practice is quiet.

Avant Workplace & Employment Matters from Avant Mutual on Vimeo.

About the experts

Ms Sonya Black
Special Counsel, Employment – Medico-legal Advisory Service, Avant

In her role, Sonya advises medical practitioners and medical practices across Australia about a broad range of employment issues. She has over 20 years’ experience as an employment lawyer, including over 10 years advising about employment issues in public hospitals and private medical practice.

Marianna Kelly
Risk Adviser, Avant

Marianna has worked within the medical industry for over 35 years. Her experience includes general and midwifery nursing, managing large medical practices, consulting to medical practices including general practice, varying medical specialties, universities, developing dispute systems, mediation services and lecturing in practice management.

Marianna has a Masters in Risk Management so she is able to support the theory of risk management with the practical experience of developing strategies to manage the medico-legal road blocks.

We hope this information session helps you manage your staff employment issues, as well as the health and safety of everyone in your practice.

About PracticeHub

PracticeHub is a simpler, safer and more efficient way to manage a quality general practice. We have developed our Practice Operations Software to simplify practice management, with a suite of integrated applications and complementary services that puts you in control so that nothing falls between the cracks.

Persons implementing any recommendations contained in this publication must exercise their own independent skill or judgment or seek appropriate professional advice relevant to their own particular practice. Compliance with any recommendations will not in any way guarantee discharge of the duty of care owed to patients and others coming into contact with the health professional or practice. Avant and PracticeHub are not responsible to you or anyone else for any loss suffered in connection with the use of this information. Information is only current at the date initially published. © Avant Mutual Group Limited 2021.