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We’re all thinking about reinventing ourselves once again, whether it’s signing up for that gym membership, sampling a vegan sausage roll or ‘generously’ giving away the biscuits at the back of the cupboard. But what about our professional lives – how do we re-evaluate the way we work?

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5 things to watch out for in Primary Care for 2019

By Bethany McCormack / 16 January, 2019

Well that’s it for another year - all of the festive fun is over and done with. The tree is down, decorations have been packed up and twinkling lights tossed in the box to rear their tangled little heads again in 12 months’ time.

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Policy Updates - Week Commencing 14th January 2019

By First Practice Management / 16 January, 2019

The latest document updates include revisions to our checklists for making sure all angles are covered when partners leave or start at your GP Practice. We also have updated versions of our Consent Protocol and Complaints Procedures for both England and Northern Ireland.

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Why curiosity will be key for practice managers in 2019

By Charan Sarai / 15 January, 2019

I believe that 2019 is the year to be curious. Working within the shifting landscape of primary care, engaging our curiosity is the best way to make informed decisions that will help us solve those recurring problems in our practices.

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Tax changes, QOF and your practice: Are you ready for 2019?

By RMT / 14 January, 2019

The start of a new year always provides a chance to take a fresh look at what's going on around us and plan for the year ahead. With us in the busiest time of year for GPs, principals and practice managers though, you may not have as much planning time as you’d like.

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New ‘Long-Term’ NHS Plan includes new CQC assessments

By Simon Harker / 09 January, 2019

The new long-term NHS plan introduces a series of measures that affect primary care, including a program that will see the CQC assess practices on how ‘carer-friendly’ their service is.

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Secret Diary of a PM – What will 2019 bring for Primary Care?

By Anonymous Blogger / 09 January, 2019

Every January I have written a review of the previous year in general practice and discussed my hopes for the coming year. Reflecting on what I normally write, I want to be a little more optimistic about 2019.

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Policy Updates - Week Commencing 7th January 2019

By First Practice Management / 09 January, 2019

The latest document updates include the Images and Audio Recording Protocol, featuring revised forms in the appendices which are now easier to use. The Annual Practice Report Guide is among the other documents that been reviewed since our last update in December.

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A guide to saving time for primary care managers

By Simon Harker / 08 January, 2019

We’re all thinking about reinventing ourselves once again, whether it’s signing up for that gym membership, sampling a vegan sausage roll or ‘generously’ giving away the biscuits at the back of the cupboard. But what about our professional lives – how do we re-evaluate the way we work?

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Talking 2019: Practice Managers Share Their New Year’s Resolutions

By First Practice Management / 07 January, 2019

It’s that time of year again, a land of fresh starts and new opportunities… we tell ourselves we’ll strive to stick to that pledge to reach our five a day, finally shake off that bad habit and maybe even make it to the gym once in a while. New Year, new start!

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The most popular articles of 2018

By Bethany McCormack / 02 January, 2019

We've put together our most popular posts of 2018 in a free downloadable e-book! We hope you enjoy the read, and don't forget we'll be back with our first bulletin of 2019 on the 9th January.

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January Awareness Days Calendar

By Bethany McCormack / 01 January, 2019

We've put together our handy awareness days calendar showcasing the key days coming up for January, and links to the official pages in case you would like to get involved.

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The Christmas Wish List

By Bethany McCormack / 19 December, 2018

It’s beginning to look at lot like Christmas indeed! Although we may not write to Santa anymore we all have a cheeky few items on our wish list at Christmas and Practice Managers are no different. We asked some PM’s to tell us what they are asking Santa for this year and also some tips to what your staff might like…

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Policy Updates - Week Commencing 17th December 2018

By First Practice Management / 19 December, 2018

Our Policy and Procedure Library is constantly being updated in line with the changes and developments to policy and law that affect primary care. The documents are easy to pick up and use, meaning you can tailor them to the unique needs of your practice with minimum fuss.

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DR Solicitors wins Legal Service Provider of the Year at General Practice Awards

By First Practice Management / 19 December, 2018

Healthcare specialist law firm DR Solicitors is celebrating after being named Legal Service Provider of the Year at this year’s General Practice Awards 2018.

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‘Fraud scam’ warning issued to GP practices

By First Practice Management / 19 December, 2018

NHS England has advised practices to carefully check the validity of invoices they receive after documents were sent to practices that falsely claimed payment was due for a variety of stationery supplies.

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A Practice Manager’s Guide to Surviving Christmas

By Bethany McCormack / 17 December, 2018

Christmas is a time of peace and goodwill to all PMs, when stockings overflow with gifts from grateful staff, patients queue to serenade the practice with carols and chestnuts roast over an open fire - risk assessment pending. Believe it or not though, it’s also a time when the odd thing can go wrong.

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How to get the most out of performance appraisals

By First Practice Management / 12 December, 2018

They are a great opportunity for practice managers to monitor the achievements, potential and development needs of staff at their practice - but are you getting the most out of performance appraisals?

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Policy Updates - Week Commencing 10th December 2018

By First Practice Management / 12 December, 2018

This week’s review showcases the diverse range of documents available to FPM members. From dealing with media enquiries to guidelines for the use of email and managing your practice’s car park.

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Get lifted: The confidence balloon

By Charan Sarai / 11 December, 2018

When you have a primary care team to lead, goals to achieve and tasks to complete, it’s important that you have the confidence and motivation to take things forward. But how do we achieve that feeling?

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What Happens When Employees Refuse to Work Christmas Overtime?

By Sam Cook / 10 December, 2018

Christmas can be a difficult time of year for staffing levels, what with increases in sickness absence, mounds of holiday requests and the odd suspicious absence. So what happens in that moment when a member of staff refuses to work Christmas overtime?

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