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Wellbeing what is it and why do we need it?

By Charan Sarai / 26 August, 2014

Half of all managers do not have a satisfactory work/life balance according to findings from The Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM). Results from the same survey also found that 41% of managers in the UK didn’t use their full holiday entitlement last year...

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Keep calm it’s only a prize draw

By First Practice Management / 26 August, 2014

Have you spotted any Practice Managers from the FPM team sporting our exclusive “Keep Calm PM” t-shirts? They have been setting Twitter and Facebook on fire by sharing snaps of themselves wearing them and we have been inundated with members asking about how they can get their hands on one...

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Unrealistic Stress or Manageable Pressure?

By Kate Hodkinson / 19 August, 2014

Stress and Pressure – two words which are often used interchangeably, yet they have very different meanings and consequently need to be dealt with in different ways. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) take the lead in the UK on workplace stress...

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How would your business cope with a major interruption?

By Towergate MIA / 19 August, 2014

The Tour de France caused quite a stir in the regions it passed through this July as numerous road closures made it difficult for people to travel to and from surgeries and for medical supplies to be delivered.Imagine something more likely, a fire for instance...

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Tribunal claims can be costly – what you can do to avoid them

By Jennifer Melia / 12 August, 2014

Unfortunately, there will be times within your organisation, when you have no option but to dismiss one of your employees. It could be for a variety of reasons, but your duty as employer is to ensure that your dismissal is fair. A dismissal procedure that is not carried out fairly...

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New Course - Practice management for GPs

By First Practice Management / 12 August, 2014

Following the continued success of our Introduction to practice management course for practice managers, we are delighted to announce the launch of a version of the course aimed specifically at GPs and GP registrars. The full day course, which includes handouts...

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Help wanted!

By First Practice Management / 11 August, 2014

Over the past few years Donna McGeachie and myself have had the pleasure of communicating with many IQ Medical and FPM Group customers. We have recently taken on new roles as account managers within FPM Group and as part of our continuing professional development...

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You told us...We listened. Now we need your help!

By Helen Murray / 05 August, 2014

Over the last year or so we have had a lot of feedback from members that feel the website is looking a little dated, it can be difficult to find what you are looking for and could do with a bit of a revamp in general! We are very excited to announce that First Practice Management...

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The Secret Diary of a Practice Manager Part 17

By Anonymous Blogger / 04 August, 2014

Talk is cheap. Action costs. When will there be a let up in the negative reporting of general practices in the media? In the election year the politicians are trying to woo voters with NHS improvements that look attractive to the public but are not possible without a significant increase...

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It’s in the stars

By Old Geezer / 04 August, 2014

A Conservative MP has recently gone public and spoken of his belief in astrology and his desire to incorporate it into medicine. David Tredinnick said he had spent 20 years studying astrology and healthcare and was convinced it could work. Not wishing to take a particular stance here...

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Congratulations Maggie!

By First Practice Management / 04 August, 2014

Last week we received an email from Warrington CCG telling us all about the wonderful work that Maggie Brown, Practice Manager from Fearnhead Cross medical centre in Warrington, has been doing in her area. From this they awarded her Healthcare in Warrington Above and Beyond award...

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Legislation Update: NHS Pension Scheme

By First Practice Management / 04 August, 2014

The Department of Health has issued an update on the current reform proposals for pension scheme members and employers ahead of a formal regulatory consultation, including revised proposed contribution rates. The document sets out the proposals for the detailed design...

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