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The Practice Manager Salary Survey 2017 Teaser

By First Practice Management / 15 November, 2017

The results for First Practice Management's 2017 Practice Manager Salary Survey are in! We're giving you a sneak peak of the results here and then the full breakdown will be released very soon, so stay tuned.

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Policy Updates - Week Commencing 13th November 2017

By First Practice Management / 14 November, 2017

This week’s policy round-up includes a new document put together by one of our FPM associates - 'Access to Patients' Records by the Police '.

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The Secret to My Success: Award-Winning Practice Manager Kay Keane

By First Practice Management / 14 November, 2017

It’s been an eventful year for Thornfields trainer and National Primary Care Awards practice manager of the year Kay Keane! We caught up with Kay to discuss her successful year, the focus on social prescribing she has put in place at Alvanley Family Practice where she resides as the practice business manager, and the future of primary care.

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HR Case File: Can I Ask an Employee to Retire?

By Lisa Wainwright / 13 November, 2017

What happens when you have an employee in their 70s who’s having trouble keeping pace with their colleagues and struggling to adapt to new systems? Is it appropriate to ask them if they are considering retirement? No one said dealing with HR issues would be easy…

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Secret Diary of a PM: When Things Aren’t as They Seem…

By Anonymous Blogger / 08 November, 2017

Our anonymous blogger reflects on a pair of incidents that made them question whether some of the day-to-day aspects of general practice are really as straightforward as they may first appear.

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Policy Updates - Week Commencing 6th November 2017

By First Practice Management / 07 November, 2017

This week’s policy round-up includes an update to the Caldicott Principles Compliance policy, which takes into account the news that the IG Toolkit in England will be replaced in April 2018.

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Did You Know… FPMS Pro Can Define Your Staff Schedule?

By First Practice Management / 07 November, 2017

FPMS Pro is the fantastic new suite of tools and features available to all First Practice Management members. Why not upgrade for free today to join the hundreds of PMs who’ve already signed up for access to tools including Holiday Planner, Drug Manager and Fridge Monitor?

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NHS England to Replace IG Toolkit in 2018: What PMs Need to Know

By First Practice Management / 06 November, 2017

Last week NHS England revealed that the Information Governance (IG) Toolkit will be replaced in April 2018. This change is part of a new approach to measuring progress against 10 data security standards for general practice set out by Dame Fiona Caldicott. We’ve picked out some key information for primary care managers!

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A Guide to Dealing with a Personal Crisis

By Lisa Wainwright / 06 November, 2017

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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November Awareness Days

By First Practice Management / 03 November, 2017

We've put together a handy calendar detailing some of the awareness days coming up for this month. Plus, links to the official pages in case you would like to get involved.

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Stress Awareness: One in Three Deal with Mental Health Issues

By First Practice Management / 01 November, 2017

Stress levels are at an all-time high, with one third of British employees reportedly dealing with stress, depression or anxiety on a daily basis. In today’s modern world, many of us feel under more pressure than ever to merge our work and home lives.

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Did You Know… FPMS Pro Can be Set Up for All Practice Staff?

By First Practice Management / 01 November, 2017

FPMS Pro is the fantastic new suite of tools and features available for free to all First Practice Management members, designed to make the running of your GP practice a smoother, simpler process. Why not join the hundreds of PMs who have already upgraded?

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Policy Updates - Week Commencing 30th October 2017

By First Practice Management / 31 October, 2017

This week’s policy round-up gives us a brand new addition in the form of a Policy for Elective Surgery. A wide-ranging document, it covers issues including deciding when to allow time off, issues of confidentiality and dealing with unexpected outcomes.

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NHS Digital's Denise Downs on SNOMED CT and Primary Care - Part 2

By First Practice Management / 31 October, 2017

We're back with the second part of our interview with Denise Downs, one of NHS Digital's leading figures regarding the implementation of SNOMED CT. In the concluding part of our interview, Denise tells us about the future of SNOMED.

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5 Everyday Nightmares Practice Managers Have to Face...

By First Practice Management / 30 October, 2017

The streets are adorned with pumpkins and spooky decorations, there are some fangtastic costumes about and I think a few of us are probably guilty of sneaking the trick or treaters' sweets... We spoke to some practice managers about ghastly problems they've faced recently!

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NHS Digital's Denise Downs Discusses SNOMED CT and Primary Care

By First Practice Management / 25 October, 2017

Last month FPM caught up with Denise Downs, Senior Terminology Implementation and Education Specialist for SNOMED in Primary Care. We asked Denise what the next few months and even years are set to look like with SNOMED finally on the horizon.

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Policy Updates - Week Commencing 23rd October 2017

By First Practice Management / 24 October, 2017

This week’s policy round-up gives you the chance to get a head start on your planning for next year – we’ve uploaded Holiday Records for 2018, available for England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales.

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Behind the Scenes of Thornfields’ Introduction to SNOMED Course

By Thornfields Primary Care Training Specialists / 24 October, 2017

The switch to SNOMED CT from Read codes is getting closer, and FPM has been keeping you up to speed on any new developments every step of the way. The first Thornfields ‘Introduction to SNOMED’ course is happening this week, so we wanted to give you an exclusive look at what to expect.

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HR Case File – Handling Informal Complaints from Staff

By Lisa Wainwright / 23 October, 2017

Many PMs will know the conversation well. It starts with an employee walking into the office, professing that they don’t want to complain ‘but...’. Our HR expert Lisa Wainwright reveals why failing to deal with ‘off-the-record’ complaints effectively can be a risky proposition.

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Should GP Practices be Forced to Utilise Social Media?

By First Practice Management / 19 October, 2017

Social media is never far from the news and many professions choose to utilise it in order to reap potential benefits such as more exposure and promotion - but should businesses and even GP practices be forced into the world of social?

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Practice Manager - Histon, Cambridgeshire

Closing Date: 1 December 2017

Salary: £42,000 - £46,000

Practice Manager - W12

Closing Date: 30 December 2017

Salary: TBC

Deputy Senior Manager - London

Closing Date: 3 December 2017

Salary: Competitive and negotiable depending on experience

Deputy Manager - Sheffield

Closing Date: 24 November 2017

Salary: Starting Salary £26,300 pro rata dependent on experience

Practice Manager - Aylesbury

Closing Date: 22 November 2017

Salary: £35-38,000 p/a pro rata (dependent on experience)

Practice Manager - Hampshire

Closing Date: 24 November 2017

Salary: Competitive and dependent on experience.

Primary Care Services Manager - Surrey

Closing Date: 30 November 2017

Salary: Is Around £35000-£40000.

Practice Manager - Histon, Cambridgeshire

Closing Date: 1 December 2017

Salary: £42,000 - £46,000

Practice Manager - Mitcham, Surrey

Closing Date: 1 December 2017

Salary: Depending on Experience (Negotiable)

Practice Manager - Poole, Dorset

Closing Date: 28 November 2017

Salary: Competitive & dependent on experience

Practice Manager - Dudley

Closing Date: 8 December 2017

Salary: Up to £40,000 (pro rata) dependent upon experience

Part-Time Practice Administrator - NW11, London

Closing Date: 28 November 2017

Salary: c. £37,000- £43,000pa (pro rata)

Practice Manager - Markfield, Leicestershire

Closing Date: 1 December 2017

Salary: £34,500 pa depending on experience

Practice Manager - Aylesbury

Closing Date: 22 November 2017

Salary: £35-38,000 p/a pro rata (dependent on experience)

Practice Manager - Hampshire

Closing Date: 24 November 2017

Salary: Competitive and dependent on experience.

Deputy Manager - Sheffield

Closing Date: 24 November 2017

Salary: Starting Salary £26,300 pro rata dependent on experience

Practice Manager - Hertfordshire

Closing Date: 25 November 2017

Salary: In the region of £40,000 - £46,000 depending upon experience.

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