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Don’t get burned by these common summer workplace issues...

By Sam Cook / 30 June, 2015

The peak summer months can come with their own HR challenges with rising temperatures and school holidays. Some common themes that Practice Managers and HR Professionals are faced with over the warmer periods include changes to dress codes, spikes in sickness absence...

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Meeting with a CCG Chief Officer: The challenges facing general practice (Part 2)

By Sam Cook / 29 June, 2015

Last week we published the first part of our meeting with Nigel Gray, Chief Officer of Leeds North CCG. Here, we covered the relationships between CCG’s and General Practice, asking the question, ‘how can practices and CCGs work better together?

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News Headlines - Week Commencing 22nd June 2015

By First Practice Management / 25 June, 2015

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

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Practice Manager Job Satisfaction Survey 2015

By First Practice Management / 23 June, 2015

Following the recent rise in practice manager vacancies, First Practice Management is conducting a quick survey to test the general attitude of Practice Managers in their current roles throughout the UK.

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Meeting with a CCG Chief Officer: How can practices and CCGs work better together? (Part 1)

By Sam Cook / 19 June, 2015

First Practice Management (FPM) Group’s HR Advisor, Sam Cook, recently met up with Chief Officer of Leeds North CCG, Nigel Gray, to find out a bit more about the relationship between GP Practices and CCGs.

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News Headlines - Week Commencing 15th June 2015

By First Practice Management / 18 June, 2015

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

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Leeds CQC Roadshow roundup!

By First Practice Management / 17 June, 2015

Yesterday, First Practice Management (FPM) Group held their first CQC Roadshow event of 2015 at Thackray Medical Museum in Leeds, with Practice Managers describing the event as ‘very useful’ and ‘practically informative’.

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Poll: What would you like to see more of on the FPM Blog?

By First Practice Management / 16 June, 2015

The First Practice Management (FPM) Group blog is a hub for everything from the latest news and updates to HR guidance and entertaining guest posts. We have a variety of different posts, but they all have one thing in common - we created them with Practice Managers and their needs in mind.

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Ramadan: Being considerate of religious needs in the practice

By Sam Cook / 16 June, 2015

Ramadan - one of the most important times in the Islamic calendar ending with the celebration of Eid - starts around 18th June for a month, although there are slight variations within Muslim groups and the date changes each week.

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News Headlines - Week Commencing 8th June 2015

By First Practice Management / 11 June, 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 employing and retaining nursing staff

By Sam Cook / 09 June, 2015

Nurses are key members of the General Practice team and their importance can often be overlooked. They are important members of the team and are vital to the delivery of quality healthcare in General Practice...

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Office Politics and Egos: Dealing with clashes in the workplace

By Charan Sarai / 09 June, 2015

Egos in the workplace can be very destructive and cause harm to your business. Employee’s egos causing problems or creating low morale in the office could come from actions like deliberately failing to consult a colleague when they should, failing to include another employee...

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CQC Roadshow: Meet the Team

By Gerry Devine / 09 June, 2015

There’s just one week left until First Practice Management (FPM) Group’s first CQC Roadshow of the year in Leeds. A few weeks ago we decided to get to know some of the presenters appearing at the free event, which provides guidance on the new style practice inspections...

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News Headlines - Week Commencing 1st June 2015

By First Practice Management / 04 June, 2015

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

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CQC Roadshow: Meet the team

By First Practice Management / 02 June, 2015

First Practice Management (FPM) Group’s first CQC Roadshow of the year is just around the corner. We decided it was time we got to know some of the presenters appearing at the free event, which provides guidance on the new style practice inspections...

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Long Term Sickness: When is it too long?

By Sam Cook / 02 June, 2015

Long term sickness that lasts for more than four weeks can be a huge drain on Practice resources and add strain to an already stretched team. So, pro-actively managing long term sickness, although time consuming, can help reduce the impact.

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The Secret Diary of a Practice Manager 24

By Anonymous Blogger / 02 June, 2015

Quite a few announcements about the future of the NHS have come from David Cameron and Jeremy Hunt over the last couple of weeks, and have been covered heavily by the media. But, are the promises being made by them empty words?

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