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Policy Updates - Week Commencing 30th November 2015

By First Practice Management / 30 November, 2015

The following documents have now been updated in the FPM Members Policies and Protocols Library.

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2015 Practice Manager Salary Survey - The results are live

By First Practice Management / 27 November, 2015

First Practice Management (FPM) Group has announced the results of its Practice Manager Salary Survey for 2015. Sponsored by specialist insurance brokers Towergate, the survey saw 1,269 responses provide information relating to CCGs, the changes in healthcare and highlight specific differences on a localised level.

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News Headlines - Week Commencing 23rd November 2015

By First Practice Management / 26 November, 2015

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

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An interview with CQC’s GP Chief Inspector: Professor Steve Field CBE

By First Practice Management / 24 November, 2015

As the premier resource for GP Practice Managers, First Practice Management (FPM) Group decided it was time to sit down with Steve Field; discussing the role of CQC in improving care across the country, what constitutes ‘Outstanding’ and the recent rise in CQC Fees.

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How can you be an 'Outstanding' practice? (vlog)

By Gerry Devine / 24 November, 2015

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has been covered in the news heavily recently, particularly regarding the increase in fees for general practices. We decided to focus on the positives of CQC and how to help you be an Outstanding practice in the latest in our vlogging series.

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Policy Updates - Week Commencing 23rd November 2015

By First Practice Management / 23 November, 2015

The following documents have now been updated in the FPM Members Policies and Protocols library.

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New location for our next CQC Roadshow announced!

By First Practice Management / 22 November, 2015

Following the outstanding feedback received at our last CQC Roadshow in Derby, we’re excited to announce our next event will be taking place in Reading on the 27 November 2015! This exclusive free half-day event brings you the latest guidance around the new style CQC inspections

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News Headlines - Week Commencing 16th November 2015

By First Practice Management / 19 November, 2015

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

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2015 Practice Manager Salary Results (infographic)

By First Practice Management / 18 November, 2015

The results of our 2015 Practice Manager Salary Survey are in! Sponsored by Towergate Insurance, the survey saw over 1,200 responses reflecting the changes in primary care. The survey ran from 2 September to 14 October 2014 and focused on the income received between 1 April 2014 and 31 March 2015. Results cover England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

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Policy Updates - Week Commencing 16th November 2015

By First Practice Management / 18 November, 2015

The following documents have now been updated in the FPM Members Policies and Protocols library.

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Case Law: What can you learn from these tribunal outcomes?

By Sam Cook / 16 November, 2015

Case law often influences the way employees are managed, what is viewed as best practice and set a precedent for tribunals to consider. The following is a brief round-up of a few notable cases that might help practices.

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News Headlines - Week Commencing 9th November 2015

By First Practice Management / 12 November, 2015

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

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We've been shortlisted for the General Practice Awards!

By First Practice Management / 11 November, 2015

First Practice Management (FPM) Group has been nominated for two awards at the General Practice Awards 2015. We have been shortlisted as IT Provider of the Year and Staffing Agency of the Year, while our training arm Thornfields has been nominated for Education Provider of the Year.

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Don’t let these winter HR issues snowball out of control...

By Sam Cook / 10 November, 2015

Cold weather and festivities bring new HR challenges with them. Popular HR issues during the winter months include failure to get into work, increased sickness and school closures, amongst others. In this article we explore some of these problems that practices might face over the festive season.

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News Headlines - Week Commencing 2nd November 2015

By First Practice Management / 05 November, 2015

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

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Help us support Movember and win a prize!

By Jade Dudding / 04 November, 2015

The Movember Foundation is a global charity committed to men living happier, healthier, longer lives. Since 2003, millions have joined the men’s health movement, raising £402 million and funding over 1,000 programmes focusing on prostate cancer, testicular cancer, poor mental health and physical inactivity.

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6 ways Practice Managers can keep motivated

By Charan Sarai / 03 November, 2015

Recently I have found that Practice Managers who have been in their roles for a while are struggling to keep themselves up-to-date and motivated. Some confess that the work load today is so heavy that they don’t understand what is expected of them anymore, while some do their jobs without acknowledgment...

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The Secret Diary of a Practice Manager

By Anonymous Blogger / 02 November, 2015

Here I am on a sunny autumn morning, sitting at my desk with a booming headache, looking at my ‘to do’ list and the piles of papers, newsletters, flyers, circulars, edicts, forms, returns and questionnaires around me. As I do so, I wonder to myself, “when is this all going to stop?”

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