The gender wage gap has remained firmly in the headlines in 2017 and it’s something we will be exploring again in this year’s Practice Manager Salary Survey. We discovered that men earned upwards of 10% more than women working in practice management roles last year – will there have been a significant change since then? Help us find out for the chance to win an iPad Mini 4!
An Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) ruling earlier this year has drawn attention to the need to treat employees’ concerns consistently and fairly, regardless of whether their issues may seem relatively minor.
Practices often have patients present who may not have anything physically wrong with them, but could actually do with some help and support. Promoting self-care and wellbeing in your practice could be incredibly beneficial for this type of patient.
This week’s policy review includes a new template for requesting a medical report or occupational health report for a member of staff.
It can be all too easy for all of us to lose some perspective and forget to take care of our mental health. However taking the time to do just that is not only good for our wellbeing, it’s also important for the sustained delivery of the jobs we do.
Raising awareness of the long hours worked by many PMs is a topic close to our hearts at FPM. Masters student Georgie Irving has been researching the effect of working hours on PMs’ health and wellbeing, so we asked her to share her analysis. Here’s what Georgie found…
“The queues got bigger and spread out into the car park…” An anonymous blogger reveals how unforeseen issues affected their weekend flu clinic. Could they turn things around and end the day on a positive note?
The General Practice Resilience Programme, part of the GP Forward View, provides funds to help GP practices build resilience into the system - which means practices can access support and training that won’t cost them a thing.
The Self-Care Campaign, launched in March 2010, encourages individuals with minor ailments to visit their local pharmacy for advice and over-the-counter treatment rather than relying on visiting their GP practice.
This week’s policy review includes an update to the Whisteblowing Policy, as GP practices need to appoint a Freedom to Speak Up Guardian now!
It’s no secret that while the cost of living is rising, wages are not following suit. In fact, the findings of FPM’s 2016 PM Salary Survey showed that the average wage for practice management roles in primary care decreased by 2.6% over the preceding 12 months.