The GP Forward View contains 10 High Impact Actions to release time for primary care staff. In this article, we look at the last five set of actions, including personal productivity and social prescribing – what they involve, what benefits they could provide, and how they can be put into practice.
Take part in the brand new Management and Motivation Survey for the chance to win a £25 High Street Voucher! The survey explores the priorities and pressures involved in managing people in general practice.
By now, you’ve probably heard about the ruling by the Supreme Court that the Employment Tribunals and the Employment Appeal Tribunals Fees Order 2013 (which led to a 70% reduction in claims) is unlawful and will be removed. What does the end of tribunal fees mean for GP Practices and other small businesses?
The Practice Management Conference made its latest stop in the exclusive surroundings of Bridgewater Hall on a bright and sunny day in Manchester, and proved to be another great success.
The RCGP has warned that a failure to curb the increasing demands on GP practices will lead to patients facing waits of seven days or longer to see a GP or practice nurse on more than 110m occasions by 2022.
This week’s policy update includes a revision to the Records Retention Policy, which has been completed in anticipation of the forthcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), a new legal framework for data protection.
It’s the ultimate question! We’re all striving to go above and beyond the realms of science by giving 110%, alongside every other workplace cliché you care to mention - but sometimes it’s easy to lose sight of the bigger picture.
Consultations have already started on how the CQC will change its inspection process from November 2017, so we've put together a handy video summarising what we know so far. Will the proposals change things for the better?
This week’s policy update for FPM members focuses on HR policies that relate to dealing with redundancy situations. The Redundancy Policy has received a sizable update and we have added a brand new Redundancy Selection Matrix Template.
What happens when an employee on a fixed-term contract to cover an employee on maternity leave asks for a meeting – only to tell you that they are pregnant too? No one said dealing with HR issues would be easy…
Figures published by NHS Digital have shown that 202 GP practices in England closed or merged in the 12 months preceding June 2017, with less than ten new practices opening in that time.
The GP Forward View contained a series of 10 high impact actions that aim to release time for staff. In the first of two articles, we will take a look at the first five set of actions – what they involve, what benefits they could provide, and how they can be put into practice.
A consultation has begun on what changes the CQC will make to its inspection process from November 2017. There are already a number of proposed changes that will impact on the current preparations that GP practices make for their inspections, and the proposals aim to move away from the perception that they are a ‘box-ticking exercise’.
This week’s policy update for FPM members includes a brand new document, the Second Job Policy. Plus, updates to documents relating to the Data Management Policy and the Emergency Contraception (Information for Patients) Leaflet.
Managing staff can be both rewarding and painful. Sometimes it can be downright strange! We asked some of our members to tell us about the strangest HR incidents they’ve had to deal with and got some very interesting responses. Here are some of our favourites!
We recently added a new Apprentice Agreement template to the FPM Policies and Procedures Library, so this seems like a great time to go back and address the basics of employing an apprentice at your practice – including how to maximise the benefits and minimise the risks.
A round up of the top primary care news headlines, including articles on tightening CCG budgets and more UK nurses and midwives leaving than joining the profession.
This week’s policy update for FPM members includes a brand new document, the Drugs, Alcohol and Legal High Misuse Policy. Plus, updates to documents relating to Drugs (Non-Controlled) and Vaccines Storage Protocol and Premises Standards.
Last week we gave you our findings from last year's management and motivation surveys - let's see if you were paying attention!
The need for information security has never been greater… but now the big question is how to implement data security that really works.