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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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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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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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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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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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Policy Updates - Week Commencing 29th July 2019

By First Practice Management / 30 July, 2019

This week’s policy review includes updates to our Extended Hours Operating Protocol, taking in changes that follow the introduction of PCNs. Don’t forget that you can get in touch with us if you need a new policy creating!

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GP practices improve CQC ratings in latest round of inspections

By First Practice Management / 29 July, 2019

Three quarters of primary care services previously rated as ‘Requires Improvement’ by the Care Quality Commission managed to make strides to achieve a rating of ‘Good’ in 2018/19.

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Policy Updates - Week Commencing 22nd July 2019

By First Practice Management / 23 July, 2019

This week’s policy review includes updates to our Extended Hours Operating Protocol, taking in changes that follow the introduction of PCNs. Don’t forget that you can get in touch with us if you need a new policy creating!

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Policy Updates - Week Commencing 15th July 2019

By First Practice Management / 16 July, 2019

This week we’ve added a brand new Welsh Language Policy to the document library, which was created following a request from an FPM member. Don’t forget that you can get in touch with us if you need a new policy creating!

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How a Swiss roll could break down barriers in your practice today

By First Practice Management / 10 July, 2019

We all know the healing properties of a slice of Victoria sponge or a cupcake (we’ll take the one with salted caramel frosting please). Far from just giving us a chance to indulge our sweet tooth though, sharing a tasty treat can really bring people together.

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Policy Updates - Week Commencing 8th July 2019

By First Practice Management / 10 July, 2019

Take a look at the latest Policy Library documents reviewed by the FPM team. 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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Practice Manager Job Satisfaction Survey 2019

By First Practice Management / 08 July, 2019

Our annual Practice Manager Job Satisfaction Survey is back! First Practice Management is conducting a quick survey to test the general attitude of practice managers in their current roles throughout the UK.

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FPM Wellbeing: Helping you unlock the secret to happiness

By First Practice Management / 03 July, 2019

Well-being links into a lot of hot topics in the NHS Long Term Plan, including social prescribing and improving public health. But what is the secret to unlocking this feeling and how can we use that knowledge to improve the lives of patients, as well as our own sense of well-being?

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Policy Updates - Week Commencing 1st July 2019

By First Practice Management / 02 July, 2019

This week we’ve added a brand new Transgender Equality Policy to the Policy Library, which was created following a request from an FPM member. Don’t forget that you can get in touch with us if you need a new policy creating!

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Business Manager - Torquay, Devon

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