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News Headlines - Week Commencing 25th July 2016

By First Practice Management / 29 July, 2016

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

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Policy Updates - Week Commencing 25th July 2016

By First Practice Management / 26 July, 2016

Here’s our weekly round-up of the latest document changes. First up, we have added a Post-Reference Unconditional Offer Letter to the policy library, which has been produced to help save time during the recruitment process.

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Hope Farm Medical Centre Interview – How Studying Apes Helped Our Team to Bond (Part One)

By Survindar Chahal / 26 July, 2016

In the time since Tim Goldsbrough became Practice Manager at Hope Farm Medical Centre in West Cheshire, he had integrated several new strategies in patient care and placed a renewed focus on building a strong team – including some more unusual activities such as a group trip to the zoo to study apes…

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Secret Diary of a Practice Manager: Will SNOMED Leave Practices on Thin Ice?

By Anonymous Blogger / 25 July, 2016

In May this year, FPM published an article asking if we were all ready for SNOMED CT (Systematized Nomenclature of Medicine - Clinical Terms) to become the single clinical terminology across the whole of the NHS. So – just how prepared are we?

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News Headlines - Week Commencing 18th July 2016

By First Practice Management / 22 July, 2016

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

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Policy Updates - Week Commencing 18th July 2016

By First Practice Management / 19 July, 2016

Here’s our weekly round-up of the latest document changes. First up, the Care.Data Programme and Confidentiality of Patient Data documents have been updated to reflect the scrapping of the perennially troubled programme...

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Newcastle upon Tyne Working Smarter Not Harder Workshop Roundup

By Jade Dudding / 19 July, 2016

Last Friday we headed up to the North East for the next stop on our Working Smarter Not Harder workshop tour, stopping off at the Centre for Life in Newcastle upon Tyne.

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Quiz: Test your knowledge of HR and Employment Law

By First Practice Management / 18 July, 2016

Put your knowledge of HR and employment law to the test by pitting your wits against our quick, fun and informative quiz.

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News Headlines - Week Commencing 11th July 2016

By First Practice Management / 15 July, 2016

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

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Jeremy Hunt remains as Health Secretary after Theresa May reshuffle

By Jade Dudding / 14 July, 2016

It has been confirmed that Jeremy Hunt is remaining as Health Secretary after reports this morning he had been 'sacked'.

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Practice Manager Job Satisfaction Survey 2016 results: ‘Over 3/4 of managers feel stressed’

By First Practice Management / 13 July, 2016

The results are in for the FPM Practice Manager Job Satisfaction survey. We would like to thank all those who contributed. Here you can see the key findings...

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Policy Updates - Week Commencing 11th July 2016

By First Practice Management / 12 July, 2016

Here’s our weekly round-up of the latest changes to First Practice Management’s Policy and Procedure Library. First up, the Induction of New Recruit Checklist has come up for review and received some small but useful updates, allowing a smoother introduction for new members of staff.

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Constructive Cynicism for Practice Managers

By Dwysan Rowena / 12 July, 2016

When I started as a practice manager and walked into my first local practice managers group almost five years ago, I received a lot of sympathetic looks and comments. Why? Because I was a positive, non-cynical, enthusiastic manager.

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A look ahead to FPM’s 2016 Managing People in General Practice Survey

By First Practice Management / 11 July, 2016

This year we are proud to announce we will be collaborating on the 2016 Managing People survey with the University of Leeds, one of the UK’s leading academic institutions. The partnership will allow us to enhance the survey further and help us give practice managers an even greater voice in primary care.

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News Headlines - Week Commencing 4th July 2016

By First Practice Management / 08 July, 2016

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

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How taking inspiration from Euro 2016 can help your practice meet its goals

By Simon Harker / 06 July, 2016

With the summer of sport now in full swing, take a look at our fun guide to engaging your very own local superstars and make sure your practice puts its best foot forward! As anticipation rises ahead of the Euros final in Paris next week, here are some lessons we think can be taken away from the big game…

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Policy Updates - Week Commencing 4th July 2016

By First Practice Management / 05 July, 2016

Here’s our round-up of the latest changes to First Practice Management’s Policy and Procedure Library. The Communication Standards document has been updated this week ahead of the implementation of the Accessible Information Standard in England at the end of this month...

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Are you ready to implement the Accessible Information Standard?

By Simon Harker / 05 July, 2016

The benefits that can be gained from the arrival of the Accessible Information Standard are universal, despite its status as an NHS England initiative. By 31 July all practices in England will need to conform to the standard, but it’s a worthwhile practice that could benefit those in other countries too.

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Getting to grips with medical terminology: A guide for Practice Managers

By Gerry Devine / 04 July, 2016

It’s important for operational managers to have a solid understanding of the many different aspects of their workplace, allowing them to know how best they can add value to the business. With that in mind, here’s a brief guide to medical terminology that will be of help to many practice managers.

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News Headlines - Week Commencing 27th June 2016

By First Practice Management / 01 July, 2016

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

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GP Federation Manager - St Albans

Closing Date: 3 November 2017

Salary: £48,000 - £52,000 dependent on experience

Practice Manager, Sheffield S11

Closing Date: 12 November 2017

Salary: £45,000 (pro rata)

Practice Business Manager - South Leicestershire

Closing Date: 6 November 2017

Salary: Up to £50,000 depending on skills and experience

Group Practice Manager - Haringey (N15)

Closing Date: 30 October 2017

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Two Senior Management Opportunities Available at Putneymead Medical Centre (HR, Facilities)

Closing Date: 22 October 2017

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