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News Headlines - Week Commencing 26th October 2015

By First Practice Management / 29 October, 2015

A round up of this week's primary care headlines. Online registration to some sources may be required.

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A guide to surviving your first week as a Practice Manager

By Charan Sarai / 28 October, 2015

We met up with business manager Kay Ellermeyer and Practice Manager Zain Aslam to find out about the group for new Practice Managers that they have recently formed, as well as more on their first week on the job. Together we have also created the ultimate checklist for new (and existing) Practice Managers.

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How to make the most of the 30 minute CQC presentation (vlog)

By Kate Hodkinson / 27 October, 2015

The 30 minute presentation that can be part of practices’ CQC inspections has been a popular topic of conversation and questioning at our last two CQC Roadshows. This is why First Practice Management (FPM) Group’s newest vlog focuses on the presentation.

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News Headlines - Week Commencing 19th October 2015

By First Practice Management / 22 October, 2015

A round up of this week's primary care headlines. Online registration to some sources may be required.

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Why you shouldn’t dismiss an apprentice during their probationary period...

By Sam Cook / 20 October, 2015

Apprentices have additional protection under employment law and it is only possible to end an apprenticeship contract under extreme circumstances. If an apprentice is guilty of misconduct (such as rudeness) this does not always justify ending the contract. Misconduct has to be so extreme that it means an apprentice could no longer be taught.

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Are practices looking to the future and embracing available technology?

By RPM Solutions / 19 October, 2015

I have travelled across the country visiting many different practices and see varying levels of technology being adopted. Most practices understand the need, but I often question whether they are aware of all that is available? Equally as important a question: how will the practice go about introducing new technologies to the patients...

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State of Health Report: ‘To Survive and thrive will require resilience, innovation and creativity’

By Nicole Gallagher / 15 October, 2015

According to ‘The state of health care and adult care in England’ (Hyperlink) report conducted by the Care Quality Commission and released today, 11% of GP practices and out of hours services have already been inspected by the body, most of these were rated good or outstanding.

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Can you save £10,000 a year with speech recognition?

By The Microphone / 14 October, 2015

A Newcastle practice unveils their step-by-step roadmap to rolling out speech recognition. Benfield Park Medical Group is a well-established 8,600 patient GP practice in Newcastle upon Tyne, with a history of trialing new technology to streamline processes and save precious NHS resources.

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Managing poor hygiene: How to hold the dreaded conversation

By Sam Cook / 13 October, 2015

One of the most difficult conversations to have as a manager is to tell an employee they have poor hygiene. Many managers are scared of the consequences and often put off the conversation all together; sometimes resulting in matters escalating between colleagues.

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Legislation Update: National Minimum Wage

By First Practice Management / 12 October, 2015

From 1st October 2015 the minimum wage for workers aged 21 and over went up to £6.70 per hour. For those aged 18 - 20 the hourly wage was set at £5.30, whilst under 18s will now receive £3.87 per hour, and apprentices £3.30 per hour.

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News Headlines - Week Commencing 5th October 2015

By First Practice Management / 08 October, 2015

A round up of this week's primary care headlines. Online registration to some sources may be required.

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How are you helping your mental health?

By Jade Dudding / 07 October, 2015

World Mental Health Day (WMHD), held on October 10th, will once again combat the stigma surrounding mental health, this year raising awareness of what can be done to ensure that people with mental health problems can live with dignity.

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Why flexible working requests shouldn’t be ignored...

By Sam Cook / 06 October, 2015

Over a year on since the right to request flexible working was extended to any employee, employers and employees are still struggling with the concept of what flexible working is. With increasing access to the internet, home working is becoming increasingly popular with the trend likely to continue.

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News Headlines - Week Commencing 28th September 2015

By First Practice Management / 01 October, 2015

A round up of this week's primary care headlines. Online registration to some sources may be required.

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