Human Resources

Human Resources Support Service

Avon LMC has been providing Human Resources services to its GP Practices for some time, which have been used by many Practices throughout Avon. We can offer support to you as an individual or the organisation as a whole.

Individual HR Support

The LMC provides case-specific advice and support in relation to any individual HR matter, such as:

  • Updating Employment Contracts
  • Disciplinaries and Grievances
  • Absence Management
  • Performance Management and Appraisals
  • Maternity and Paternity Leave
  • Temporary Staff and Zero Hours Arrangements
  • Flexible Working Requests

Organisational HR Support

The LMC also advises Practices in other areas such as:

  • Updating Staff Handbooks, Policies and Procedures
  • Provision of Template Policies and Letters
  • Recruitment and Retention
  • Statutory Employment Rights
  • Restructures and Reorganisations
  • TUPE Transfers
  • Employment Law Updates

The time spent on any HR matters is not time limited for GP Practices and we work with Practices and individuals in any way that they feel works for them. This varies from telephone support and e-mail support to attending meetings in Practices, working with the Practice Manager, GPs and the individuals concerned.

Please contact us on 0117 9702755 if you require HR support.


Recruitment naturally aligns itself with Human Resources after all it puts the human in your resources! Although we have been placing advertisements for vacancies on our website for many years we felt that we could support Practices in much more depth.

As a result we have created a tailored service that can provide end-to-end recruitment activities seeing Practices through from the initial person specification right through to selecting a successful candidate.

How it works

To begin the process we would have a meeting with you to discuss your requirements and then once agreed, provide you with some or all of these services:

  • Drafting of advertisements, job descriptions, and person specifications to meet your needs
  • Creating a timeline from the start of the recruitment cycle to the individual commencing in post
  • Placing the advert on a variety of job boards and forums, after discussion with you
  • Dealing with any queries and informal conversations that arise during the advertisement period
  • Creating recruitment packs for applicants
  • Creating interview packs for the interview panel
  • Assisting in the creating of interview questions
  • Assisting in shortlisting potential candidates
  • All communications with candidates prior to interview, such as sending out recruitment packs and interview information
  • Attending interviews as an HR advisor to ensure due process
  • Administering psychometric testing to candidates where appropriate
  • Administering additional recruitment and selection methods to candidates where appropriate
  • Analysing data obtained by any testing and recruitment and selection methods and preparing a report for you as the employer
  • Contacting candidates to arrange further interviews where appropriate
  • Contacting candidates to provide feedback on interviews and any testing and recruitment and selection methods
  • Creating and sending offer and rejection letters Completing reference requests for the chosen candidate
  • Assisting you as the employer with carrying out any appropriate pre-employment checks
  • Assisting you with referrals to Occupational Health where appropriate
  • Liaising with you as the employer to create an appropriate induction programme for the new employee
  • Creating and issuing a contract of employment to the new employee
  • Assisting in monitoring performance during the probationary period and beyond as necessary
  • Assisting with ongoing HR advice and support to you as the employer if required

Next steps

If you would like to discuss any aspects of the service or obtain a quote dependent upon your requirements, please do not hesitate to call us on 0117 9702755.


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