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Revalidation for nurses - Does the prep start now? We say yes.

By Jade Dudding / 30 September, 2015

The publication of finalised revalidation guidance for nurses and midwives is expected in October with the process taking place in spring 2016. This procedure is to demonstrate that practise is being completed safely and it will strengthen the renewal process...

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How can you get the best out of your appraisals? (video)

By First Practice Management / 29 September, 2015

Appraisals are an important task for managers to complete, that’s why the next vlog focuses on how to undertake them and make sure they’re successful. In this video Charan Sarai one of our Practice Manager Advisers discusses in depth the purpose of appraisals and what preparation you need to conduct.

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The Secret Diary of a Practice Manager 27

By Anonymous Blogger / 29 September, 2015

Remuneration and salaries are always a controversial topic and - like most professions - there isn’t a job specification that fits all practice managers and roles. Because of this, pay can be quite varied across the board.

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News Headlines - Week Commencing 21st September 2015

By First Practice Management / 23 September, 2015

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

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An open letter to Jeremy Hunt...

By Anonymous Blogger / 23 September, 2015

Dear Jeremy, I do hope you are well – no I really do, as there may not be much NHS to left to deal with any illness you may have soon. I have some questions and comments for you, which you may find helpful – if you do please let me know; there’s plenty more where this came from.

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Derby CQC Roadshow Roundup!

By First Practice Management / 22 September, 2015

Last Wednesday saw First Practice Management (FPM) Group hold their second CQC Roadshow of the year at The Silk Mill in Derby and once again the event was a huge success. Over 80 delegates registered an interest in the roadshow and those who attended said the event was ‘relevant’, ‘specific’ and that they enjoyed the interactive format.

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News Headlines - Week Commencing 14th September 2015

By First Practice Management / 15 September, 2015

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

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Are locums the perfect fit for your practice?

By Locum Vision / 14 September, 2015

Locums are increasingly becoming a more essential element in practice management – in niche areas and across the broader profession. A rise in demand, as well as staff shortages and cuts in budget allocations for doctor jobs have made it even more challenging to continue to deliver seamless services...

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News Headlines - Week Commencing 7th September 2015

By First Practice Management / 10 September, 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 - '59% say sickness absence is their most common HR Issue'

By Sam Cook / 09 September, 2015

Managing staff and HR duties is a time consuming aspect of the Practice Manager role. There are many people-management aspects that can be pre-planned such as appraisals and payroll, however there are occasions when managing people creates issues that need to be dealt with amongst the busy day-to-day schedule.

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An Interview with BBC's 'The Real Peak Practice'

By First Practice Management / 08 September, 2015

The staff and patients at Baslow Health Centre in Derbyshire are set to be the stars in BBC2’s ‘The Real Peak Practice’ on Thurs 10th and Friday 11th September. After previously being aired on BBC One Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and East Midlands, the two-part documentary chronicling a year in the life of a rural GP Practice is set to hit screens nationally.

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News Headlines - Week Commencing 31th August 2015

By First Practice Management / 03 September, 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 Salary Survey 2015

By First Practice Management / 02 September, 2015

The Institute for Fiscal Studies announced earlier this year that incomes had grown by 1.8 per cent between 2011/2012 and 2014/2015. It may have been a slow economic recovery, but figures suggested that incomes were finally back to pre-recession figures. But has this current trend been replicated for Practice Managers across the UK?

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Why it's important to employ people with disabilities (video)

By First Practice Management / 02 September, 2015

As we have previously announced First Practice Management (FPM) Group is Disability Confident. This Department of Work and Pensions campaign has been brought about to remove barriers for people with disabilities to enter the workplace.

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Duty of candour and investigating medical negligence: What about the employees?

By Sam Cook / 01 September, 2015

The ‘duty of candour’ rules came into force on 29th June 2015 and impacts all healthcare professionals in the UK. The regulation requires professionals such as Doctors, Nurses and Dentists to inform patients and apologise when things go wrong and provide reasonable support and truthful information.

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