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News Headlines - Week Commencing 27th July 2015

By First Practice Management / 30 July, 2015

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

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Managing People Survey 2015 (Win a £25 Love2shop voucher!)

By First Practice Management / 29 July, 2015

In order to help us to keep our content as relevant as possible to GP Practices and to develop new and existing services to meet the demands of the ever changing primary care sector, we would like you to complete our very quick HR feedback survey.

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Andy Burnham backs no confidence vote against Jeremy Hunt

By Jade Dudding / 28 July, 2015

Andy Burnham has pledged to push for a vote of no confidence in Jeremy Hunt after an online petition has reached 200,000 signatures. The petition started after Hunt’s attempt to create a ‘seven day NHS’ which has been widely criticised with #ImInWorkJeremy...

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3 step guide to reducing sickness in the practice

By Sam Cook / 28 July, 2015

Short term sickness can have a big impact on the practice and the remaining staff. High absence can put strain on the team and cause delays, low morale, and the inability to meet service demands, so we have put together some quick steps to reducing short term sickness.

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Fit for Work referrals now available for all GPs in England and Wales

By The Fit for Work Team / 24 July, 2015

As of 22 July 2015, all GPs across England and Wales can refer their employed patients for a free and independent occupational health assessment if they have been, or are likely to be, off work for four weeks or more due to illness.

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News Headlines - Week Commencing 20th July 2015

By First Practice Management / 23 July, 2015

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

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Leadership qualities needed to be a successful manager (video)

By First Practice Management / 22 July, 2015

Following on from First Practice Management (FPM) Group’s first two vlogs on CQC and HR FAQs, we are back with our third vlog. This month we discuss leadership qualities with Charan Sarai.

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Practice Manager Job Satisfaction Results 2015 (Infographic)

By First Practice Management / 21 July, 2015

The results are in for the FPM Practice Manager Job Satisfaction survey. We would like to thank all those who contributed to the survey. We have put together an Infographic to display some of the results and responses.

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HR news round up – Employment law in general practice

By First Practice Management / 17 July, 2015

A round up of the latest HR updates, including Equal Pay Claims, Nice Guidelines, Compulsory Living Wage, Tax Allowances, Holiday Pay and Working Time (Travelling).

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News Headlines - Week Commencing 13th July 2015

By First Practice Management / 16 July, 2015

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

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We are Disability Confident, are you?

By First Practice Management / 15 July, 2015

FPM are proud to announce that we are supporting the Disability Confident campaign. The campaign aims to remove barriers, increase understanding and ensure that disabled people have opportunities to work to their full potential.

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Interview with Phil Bromage: Can we meet the expectations placed on general practice?

By Charan Sarai / 14 July, 2015

The challenges facing Practice Managers in the current climate are well documented, but First Practice Management (FPM) group wanted to find out how managers in general practice really feel about the expectations placed on them...

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A common annual leave scenario... and how to handle it

By Sam Cook / 13 July, 2015

Summer is a popular time for staff to book annual leave, and often it isn’t possible to accommodate everyone. However, declining holiday requests can lead to discontent among staff and a spike in unauthorised absence.

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Kings Fund report: "Making change will require a fundamental shift in approach"

By Nicole Gallagher / 10 July, 2015

Like much of the NHS, Primary Care is facing a time of change and challenges, with issues being exacerbated by a lack of funds and a shortage of potential staff. This week the King’s Fund published their ‘Better value in the NHS’ report...

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News Headlines - Week Commencing 6th July 2015

By First Practice Management / 09 July, 2015

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

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The Secret Diary of a Practice Manager 25

By Anonymous Blogger / 08 July, 2015

Like most practices, from time to time we have to rely on locum doctors to keep the surgery going. Jeremy Hunt has been discussing their charges in hospitals and the exorbitant rates spent on locums a lot recently. However, the same could be said for primary care, but at times we just do not have any other choice.

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The Importance of Data Quality in General Practice - Exclusive Training Offer

By Helen Murray / 07 July, 2015

Information, whether in paper or digital form, is the lifeblood of any NHS organisation because of its critical importance to patient care, safety and other related business processes. As NHS information technology continues to evolve, the importance of data that is “fit for sharing” has never been more important.

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Can you help tackle burnout in your practice?

By Sam Cook / 07 July, 2015

How can practices invest in their people to prevent burnout, particularly when it comes to busy managers? Recent research carried out by Virgin suggests that more than half of full time workers in the UK suffer burnout or anxiety at work and this figure is likely to be higher in the Practice Manager community.

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News Headlines - Week Commencing 29th June 2015

By First Practice Management / 02 July, 2015

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

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Report on General Practice Extraction Service published: What did the NAO find?

By Nicole Gallagher / 02 July, 2015

Further spending is needed to improve or replace the General Practice Extraction Service (GPES) according to the findings of the National Audit Office’s investigation. The committee, who stand independently from the government, have released a report this morning .

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