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FPM Wellbeing – Five steps to great health and success

By Simon Harker / 11 September, 2019

Summer is coming to an end, and we hope you got involved with our FPM Wellbeing ideas for primary care managers, whether it was organising a coffee morning, thinking about social prescribing or getting your team together to enjoy a park run!

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Policy Updates Week Commencing - 9th September

By First Practice Management / 10 September, 2019

Our Policy and Procedure Library is constantly being updated in line with the changes and developments to policy and law that affect primary care.

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Leadership & Management Training: A Practice Manager’s Learning Diary

By Susan Lowe / 09 September, 2019

Every GP practice manager works under unique circumstances, but education and experience are two key factors to unlocking success in primary care. A professional management certification can provide the skills and knowledge to boost your career.

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Everything you need to know about Employment Tribunals - HR Vlog

By Samantha Rigby / 04 September, 2019

The word “Tribunal” is bandied around fairly commonly in the workplace, but what do they actually involve and how likely are you to ever have to attend one?

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Policy Updates Week Commencing - 2nd September

By First Practice Management / 03 September, 2019

This week’s FPM policy update includes the Complaints Procedure for Scotland, which has been revised to make it even more comprehensive and also includes a draft leaflet to share with patients.

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What are examples of an effective social prescribing model?

By Maria Stacy / 03 September, 2019

Social prescribing offers primary care providers in the NHS the choice to refer people to a wider network of community-based services, which are often non-clinical. It’s an important change in health and social care and comes with some key benefits.

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A Salaried GP is Called for Jury Service: What Comes Next?

By Kay Keane / 02 September, 2019

A salaried GP reveals that she has been called for jury service, but the dates clash with the weeks that your senior, full-time partner is on leave... So what is your next step?

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10 everyday work habits that put your data at risk

By Shred-it / 28 August, 2019

According to a Bloomberg Business story, a cyber-criminal can crack a six-character password that has all lowercase letters in just 10 minutes. Using simple passwords is just one of the common work habits that can result in a data breach risk for you and your practice.

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Policy Updates Week Commencing - 26th of August

By First Practice Management / 27 August, 2019

Our Policy and Procedure Library is constantly being updated in line with the changes and developments to policy and law that affect primary care.

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An introduction to social media for GP practices

By First Practice Management / 27 August, 2019

Many practices managers are discussing how they should promote their Practices on social media platforms. But how do you reach out to the public and how can it benefit your patients?

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September Awareness Days Calendar

By First Practice Management / 27 August, 2019

September is set to be a busy month with lots of awareness days happening, so be sure to get ahead and check them out now!

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What are the biggest issues surrounding Primary Care Networks?

By First Practice Management / 21 August, 2019

Primary Care Networks are one of the hottest topics in healthcare, and as we all get used to this latest shift in the NHS landscape, there has been a lot of confusion around the finer details.

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Policy Updates Week Commencing - 19th of August

By First Practice Management / 20 August, 2019

FPM members can now access updated policies and procedures including our Patient Asking to Record Consultation document, reviewed in light of new guidance issued by the MDDUS around whether GPs can ask patients not to film their faces.

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FPM Wellbeing: Putting our best foot forward

By Gerry Devine / 20 August, 2019

The are many definitions of social prescribing in primary care, but the one that resonates most with me is enabling individuals to take personal responsibility for their own health and wellbeing. Recently I asked myself - how can we apply that to ourselves?

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HR Case File: How Do I Accommodate Term-Time Only Working?

By Lisa Wainwright / 19 August, 2019

A member of the GP practice staff comes to you with a request to work during term-time only so that they can balance work with caring for their children during the school holidays. What would be your first step? No one said dealing with HR issues would be easy…

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Practice Manager Job Satisfaction Survey Results 2019

By First Practice Management / 14 August, 2019

The results are in for the 2019 FPM Practice Manager Job Satisfaction Survey.

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Policy Updates Week Commencing - 12th August 2019

By First Practice Management / 13 August, 2019

Our Policy and Procedure Library is constantly being updated in line with the changes and developments to policy and law that affect primary care.

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Managing your workload part two - Refining The Eisenhower Matrix

By Survindar Chahal / 12 August, 2019

Last week we talked improving your timekeeping, introducing the Eisenhower Matrix and working out the difference between what’s important and what’s urgent. Now let’s look at refining that technique even further.

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13 key quotes from FPM’s Job Satisfaction Survey 2019

By First Practice Management / 07 August, 2019

The results from our Job Satisfaction Survey 2019 are in! We aimed to shine a light on the most pressing issues faced by practice managers and received plenty of eye-opening feedback.

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Policy Updates - Week Commencing 5th August 2019

By First Practice Management / 06 August, 2019

This week’s policy review includes an extensive update to the FPM Text Messaging (To Patients) Protocol. It includes updates around GDPR, training for using SMS software and data processing.

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Business Manager - Torquay, Devon

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