The 7th April is World Health Day, so to celebrate we thought we’d take a look at ways you can educate your patients on the importance of a healthy lifestyle and choosing the right type of care when unwell.
A survey undertaken by the GPC has revealed that practices in more than 20 LMCs have yet to receive the resilience funding that they had been promised.
Health unions have backed the NHS to be made exempt from the new Immigration Skills Charge, which will be coming into effect in April.
General Practice mail systems are being targeted by online ‘phishing’ scams, with a rise in these email attacks being reported by NHS Digital.
Our Practice Staff Salary Survey for this year is now well underway, with many managers filling it in already. The survey can help PMs assess the staffing and pay needs for their practice, making the results extremely useful. Here we take a look at seven of the key findings from last year to remind ourselves of what we discovered.
NHS doctor appointments in the UK are the shortest in the developed world, with the average consultation length of just 10 minutes putting patients at risk, GP leaders are warning.
One of the UK’s leading thinktanks, the Institute for Public Policy Research (IIPR), has been looking into the much-discussed STPs and the financial deficits per head for each area.
Prime Minister Theresa May has warned GP surgeries that they could risk losing funding if they refuse to open seven days a week from 8am to 8pm, unless they are able to prove there is no patient demand for longer opening hours.
The increased pressures faced across the NHS, described as a ‘humanitarian crisis’ by the Red Cross, will be resolved by the introduction of a seven-day service, Jeremy Hunt has said this week.
Last Friday saw the last of our Working Smarter Not Harder workshops, which took place at Thackray Medical Museum in our home city of Leeds. The event saw practice managers get the chance to network, take away some helpful tips on CQC inspections, as well as HR and management issues, and get a demo of how the new FPM website and app work and their exciting new features.
Today is a very relevant day for practice managers and GP staff - Stress Awareness Day. The problem of stress is becoming more and more prevalent in modern day society and is something that plagues general practice.
For our penultimate Working Smarter Not Harder workshop of the year we headed across the country to main speaker Gerry Devine’s hometown of Liverpool. We held the event at The Brain Charity, which is a great charity that offers emotional support, practical help, and social activities to anyone with a neurological condition, as well as their families, friends and carers.
Last Friday we journeyed down to Solent Sky Museum in Southampton to host our latest Working Smarter Not Harder workshop. Once again the event saw practice managers get the chance to network, take away some helpful tips on CQC inspections, as well as HR and management issues, and get a demo of how the new FPM website works and its exciting new features.
Our Practice Manager Salary Survey for this year is now underway, with hundreds of managers already taking part. Here we take a look at the key findings from last year to remind ourselves of what we discovered.
As the UK's premier resource for GP practice managers, the idea of the difference between a boss and a leader is an interesting and important model for us. While every leader can be a boss, not every boss can be a leader - you might think it’s just two ways of saying the same thing, but there are many defining points that separate the two.
It’s been revealed that plans are being drawn up to identify which NHS services can be cut across England. The country has been split into 44 areas by NHS England, and health and social care representatives from each have been asked to submit a cost-cutting ‘sustainability and transformation plan’ (STP).
Last Friday we headed up to the North East for the next stop on our Working Smarter Not Harder workshop tour, stopping off at the Centre for Life in Newcastle upon Tyne.
It has been confirmed that Jeremy Hunt is remaining as Health Secretary after reports this morning he had been 'sacked'.
Last Wednesday saw the first of our new Working Smarter Not Harder workshops, which took place at the XCentre in Exeter, a venue run by local charity Headway Devon. The event saw practice managers get the chance to network, take away some helpful tips on CQC inspections, as well as HR and management issues, and get a demo of how the new FPM website works and its exciting new features.
The Care Quality Commission is planning on revamping its regime to take a ‘more targeted, responsive and collaborative approach to regulation’. This new strategy was published today in their report ‘Shaping the future: CQC’s strategy of 2016 to 2021’, where they focused on four key priorities.