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News Headlines - Week Commencing 27th April 2015

By First Practice Management / 30 April, 2015

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

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CQC inspections – Answers to your most frequently asked questions (vlog)

By First Practice Management / 29 April, 2015

Here at First Practice Management we’ve decided to launch a monthly vlog (video blog) focusing on a different theme each month that we believe will be helpful for you Practice Managers.

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Optimising your income is more than just maximising your QOF points

By Helen Murray / 29 April, 2015

In response to your feedback, Thornfields are launching a new workshop which is available for the first time for individuals to book direct. The ‘Annual Finance and Contract Update’ will ensure that the knowledge of those responsible for practice finance is up to date.

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How can GP Practices utilise Facebook?

By Jade Dudding / 28 April, 2015

Using social media is a great way to interact with your patients or potential patients, not only is it easily accessible it is also an easy form of communication if managed correctly. With over 1.4 billion users, it is likely the majority of your patient list use it.

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News Headlines - Week Commencing 20th April 2015

By First Practice Management / 23 April, 2015

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

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Succession Planning & future-proofing your workforce

By Sam Cook / 21 April, 2015

Are you worried what will happen if a key member of your team leaves? Concerned that you will not have the skills or knowledge to operate in times of emergency? The term ‘succession planning’ gets thrown around a lot in HR and large organisations.

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Five Year Forward View explained

By Survindar Chahal / 21 April, 2015

With funding towards the Five Year Forward View (FYFV) resting on the general elections in May, the plan should start taking shape from this April. While prevention is the main focus of the FYFV, the 36 page document provided by NHS shows that plans are much more complex than this alone.

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News Headlines - Week Commencing 13th April 2015

By First Practice Management / 16 April, 2015

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

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Legislation Update: Parental leave

By First Practice Management / 15 April, 2015

Unpaid parental leave is now available to parents of children up to the age of 18 years. 18 weeks leave per child. 4 full weeks maximum per week. SPP, SMP and SAP rose to £139.58. SSP rose to £88.45 per week. ‘Exclusivity clauses’ in zero hours contracts are now unlawful.

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Employment Tribunals: How does the claims process work?

By Gerry Devine / 14 April, 2015

I recently attended a mock Employment Tribunal to see how they work and found it quite a sobering experience. The seemingly organic management processes of an employer were methodically unpicked in public view, exposing non-adherence to procedure.

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The End of the Afghanistan Conflict: Armed Forces Reservists in General Practice

By Sam Cook / 14 April, 2015

On Friday 13th March 2015 the Royal Family and many Prime Ministers past, present and (potentially) future - joined Armed Forces veterans to commemorate the 13 year long Afghanistan conflict. Almost 15,000 UK personnel served in Afghanistan.

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News Headlines - Week Commencing 6th April 2015

By First Practice Management / 09 April, 2015

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

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FPM Staff Pay and Ratios Survey 2014/15 Results

By First Practice Management / 07 April, 2015

The results for First Practice Management (FPM) Group's annual Staff Pay and Ratio Survey are now in. We would like to thank all the practice staff who contributed to the survey, which helps Practice Managers gauge a suitable rate of pay for their staff based on the market rates.

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Holiday Pay – What’s the Latest?

By Sam Cook / 07 April, 2015

Annual leave was thrown into the media spotlight following a high profile tribunal ruling in November which found that non-guaranteed, compulsory overtime should be included when calculating holiday pay. The case created ambiguity on how to pay annual leave going forward.

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News Headlines - Week Commencing 1st April 2015

By First Practice Management / 01 April, 2015

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

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FPM Staff Pay and Ratios Survey 2014/15 Results (infographic)

By First Practice Management / 01 April, 2015

The results for First Practice Management (FPM) Group's annual Staff Pay and Ratio Survey are now in. We would like to thank all the practice staff who contributed to the survey, which helps Practice Managers gauge a suitable rate of pay for their staff based on the market rates paid by GP Practices elsewhere.

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