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WhatsApp to become integral in emergencies for the NHS

By Bethany McCormack / 14 November, 2018

Social media is becoming increasingly prominent in all aspects of life, and the NHS is no exception. The latest development is the increasing use of WhatApp as a key tool for clinicians when responding to emergency situations.

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Policy Updates - Week Commencing 12th November 2018

By First Practice Management / 14 November, 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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Tips on writing a job advert (Video)

By Bethany McCormack / 14 November, 2018

The role of the Practice Manager incorporates donning many hats, one of which is recruitment and it can be a tricky business! Luckily we have something that can help, a handy bite-size video detailing the top tips you need to know when drafting an advert.

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Are you friends with the people you work with?

By Lisa Wainwright / 13 November, 2018

What happens if one day you are no longer a teammate but instead become the boss? Transitioning from being one of the team to become practice manager is a big step that plenty of people have made – and it’s something many of us can struggle with.

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A Guide to Dealing with a Personal Crisis

By Lisa Wainwright / 12 November, 2018

Work is intruding on our personal lives more and more, with many of us checking work emails from the sofa and putting in extra hours from home at evenings and weekends just to keep on top of things. So perhaps it should be expected that personal issues will also start to intrude more into our working lives?

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GP practices required to apply data opt-out programme by 2020

By First Practice Management / 07 November, 2018

The National Data Opt-Out Programme was launched by NHS Digital on 25 May 2018, allowing patients to choose whether confidential information about their treatment can be used for research and planning.

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Is the Primary Care Home model the future of General Practice?

By Simon Harker / 07 November, 2018

Matt Hancock told GPs that general practice can ‘blossom’ under the Primary Care Home model in a recent speech. But is this integrated approach to healthcare really the answer to the many problems facing primary care?

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Policy Updates - Week Commencing 5th November 2018

By First Practice Management / 06 November, 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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Maximising profit and performance at your practice

By First Practice Management / 06 November, 2018

We know that GP practices are under constant pressure to implement new initiatives and ease the pressure of patient demand in primary care, often relying on limited services and resources.

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Pension scheme tax allowance changes a relief for GPs

By RMT / 05 November, 2018

A very welcome change to the rules around the NHS pension scheme will negate the need for thousands of doctors to cover annual five-figure tax bills.

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How would you handle these practice nightmares? Quiz

By Bethany McCormack / 31 October, 2018

It's that time of year again and as we are all tucking into the trick or treat candy in secret and worrying about a toothache, we all know every day aches that come from practice management! But how would you handle these practice nightmares?

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Policy Updates - Week Commencing 29th October 2018

By First Practice Management / 31 October, 2018

This week’s policy review for FPM members includes updates to some very important documents, with revisions to policies on safeguarding, drug storage and emergency incident procedures. FPM is the place to go for up-to-date information that your practice needs!

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November Awareness Days Calendar

By Bethany McCormack / 30 October, 2018

It's that time of the month again! We've put together our handy awareness days calendar detailing some of the key days coming up for November, and links to the official pages in case you would like to get involved.

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5 tips to avoid turning into a monster manager this Halloween

By Bethany McCormack / 29 October, 2018

The winter season is looming and comes with inevitable added pressures, but you can’t let them turn you into Frankenstein’s monster! With that in mind, here are 5 monstrously good tips for managers.

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How do you motivate and inspire your staff?

By Charan Sarai / 24 October, 2018

“Don’t mistake politeness for lack of strength”. When Sonia Sotomayor of the US Supreme Court said these words, she was giving fair warning that her kindness should not be mistaken for any form of weakness.

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Policy Updates - Week Commencing 22nd October 2018

By First Practice Management / 24 October, 2018

This week’s policy update for FPM members includes two new time-saving documents requested by PMs – a sample conditional offer letter for new recruits to the practice, and a formal letter to finalise their employment once any necessary conditions have been met.

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CQC has ‘improved the quality of care’ in general practice

By Simon Harker / 23 October, 2018

Professor Steve Field, Chief Inspector of General Practice at the Care Quality Commission, has said that the regulator’s inspection process has improved care for millions of patients.

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Practice Manager Salary Survey 2018

By First Practice Management / 23 October, 2018

It's that time of year again - the FPM Practice Management Salary Survey is back! By taking part in this year's survey you could win a first prize of £300 in Secret Escape vouchers or a second prize of £50 of Love2Shop vouchers.

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Secret Diary of a PM - Winter Pressures in the NHS

By Anonymous Blogger / 22 October, 2018

With winter well on the way, our anonymous blogger shares first-hand stories of how they’ve seen the increasing pressure being placed on the NHS from both perspectives – from the point of view of a PM and a patient.

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Winter Pressures Checklist – Are You Fully Prepared?

By Bethany McCormack / 17 October, 2018

‘Fail to prepare, prepare to fail’ - words we’re all familiar with, but this sentiment always rings with a fair bit of truth when it comes to bracing ourselves for the winter pressures that grip Primary Care each year.

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Deputy Senior Manager - Hammersmith & Fulham, London

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Practice Manager - Cheltenham

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Practice Business Manager - East Grinstead

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