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Employee Benefits & Support

We recognise that people are our most important asset. As an organisation we need the best people, which is why we aim to provide an attractive benefits package and positive employment experience. Our benefits include;

  • Competitive salary and comprehensive induction
  • Training and professional development
  • Enhanced Annual Leave and Sick Pay scheme
  • Auto enrolment in NHS Pension Scheme www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/nhs-pensions

At The Adam Practice we want you to feel supported in striving to achieve your own work/life balance. We all have a lifestyle to balance with work, family life, caring responsibilities, education and voluntary activities so flexible working arrangements are promoted for all employees. General guidance to the types of flexible working options available includes:

  • Full time working
  • Part-time working
  • Job-share
  • Annualised hours
  • Flexible working

Health & Wellbeing

Employee Assistance Programme. Our programme from Health Assured provides confidential legal, financial and wellbeing advice 24/7. They offer one to one counselling and employee support for personal or work-related items. There is also a wellbeing app from Health Assured.

Cycle to Work Scheme

The Adam Practice is promoting healthier journeys to work for its’ employees and with this in mind is offers a Cycle to Work Scheme in conjunction with Green Commute Initiative,  with the purpose of improving both the individual’s health and wellbeing, as well as reducing the environmental impact of pollution and congestion from cars.  The Green Commute Initiative scheme to allow employees to benefit from savings in Income Tax and National Insurance when purchasing a bike to cycle to and from work. This is a salary sacrifice agreement over a 12-month period. 

Complimentary annual flu vaccination

As well as our clinical staff vaccinating our patients it is important our employees are protected too. We offer all employees to have their annual flu vaccination in the workplace.

Access to Occupational Health Service

An Occupational Health service is available to employees with Dorset Healthcare. This service is used to support health in the workplace and a referral is made through the employee’s line manager.

Yoga Sessions

One of our GPs delivers a weekly yoga session to employees.

Eye Care

The practice has a scheme with Specsavers to provide access to an eye test in line with the Health & Safety Regulations. This is available to all employees who in the course of their work regularly use display screen equipment as a significant part of their normal work.

Employee Recognition

Every year we recognise our individual’s dedication to the practice and the wider NHS with a gift at 10, 15, 20 years’ service and beyond.

Social & Charity

  • Best Foot Forward Charity – annual walk to raise funds for our Leg Club
  • We donate our unused nursing stock to Monkey World
  • Annual Christmas Party

Complimentary refreshments & fruit

Other NHS Discounts available: –