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What Makes Practice Managers so Great?

By Simon Harker / 17 January, 2018

Who’s got the skills, patience and knowledge to run a successful business, keep on top of a constant stream of changes to an already-complex NHS, and sort out a locum at the drop of a hat? It could only be a GP practice manager!

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NHS Digital Shifts SNOMED Implementation Date

By First Practice Management / 17 January, 2018

NHS Digital have provided an update on when GP practices will be expected to start using SNOMED CT coding terminology, a common clinical language that will replace Read codes within the NHS.

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Policy Updates - Week Commencing 15th January 2018

By First Practice Management / 16 January, 2018

This week’s policy round-up includes an update to the Prevent Strategy Protocol, with extra information added about its place in the NHS Contract as well as safeguarding, regional Prevent co-ordinators and Prevent Training (WRAP).

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Time Is Running Out to Apply for the Clinical Pharmacist Programme!

By Bethany McCormack / 16 January, 2018

The start of 2018 sees us enter the second year of the GP Forward View, which will continue to be rolled out this year with further funding assigned to training and infrastructure. A further programme from GP Forward View is the introduction of clinical pharmacists in general practice.

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What's Coming in 2018?: Test Your Knowledge

By First Practice Management / 16 January, 2018

At the beginning of this month we told you 8 things to watch out for in general practice in 2018, now it's time to see if you were paying attention! Take our quiz and test your knowledge.

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Tackling the Key Challenges for Primary Care in 2018

By Kay Keane / 15 January, 2018

When FPM asked me if I would like to write an article about the challenges that we face as PMs in 2018, my response was ‘which challenges...?’ Now that wasn’t because I didn’t think there would be any, but really to confirm that every day is a challenge. We all know that around every corner is something we didn’t expect.

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First Practice Management Feedback Survey 2018

By First Practice Management / 10 January, 2018

In the spirit of New Year we have devised a quick two minute feedback survey and want to know your views. You'll help us create an up-to-date picture of First Practice Management and help shape our plans for the years ahead.

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Policy Updates - Week Commencing 8th January 2018

By First Practice Management / 09 January, 2018

This week’s policy round-up includes an update to Disclosure and Barring Service, Employment of Offenders and Risk Assessment policy.

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Jeremy Hunt Stays Put as Health Secretary: A PM’s View

By Anonymous Blogger / 09 January, 2018

It was my first (official) Monday back at work in 2018 and in between covering a very busy reception, gritting the pavement outside and dealing with yet another sick note request, I was keeping half an eye on the Prime Minister’s latest cabinet reshuffle. I was keen to see if Mrs May would spring some surprises, with a particular interest in the fate of Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt.

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Policy Updates - Week Commencing 3rd January 2018

By First Practice Management / 03 January, 2018

Our Policy and Procedure Library is constantly being updated to take into account the latest changes and developments to policy and law that affect primary care

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Secret Diary of a Practice Manager – Hopes and Wishes for 2018

By Anonymous Blogger / 03 January, 2018

At the beginning of 2017 our anonymous blogger wrote an article on their hopes and aspirations for the NHS in the year ahead. They’ve returned once again to take a look at what they would like to see change in 2018.

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8 Things to Watch Out for in Primary Care for 2018

By First Practice Management / 03 January, 2018

We are now into 2018 and all of the festive fun is over and done with for another year. The tree is down, decorations have been packed up and lights tossed in the box to rear their tangled little heads again in 12 months’ time.

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It’s a Dog’s Life – Should I Grant Paid Time Off to Care for Pets?

By Lisa Wainwright / 02 January, 2018

Here at FPM, we’re no stranger to weird and wonderful queries, so we thought we’d take the bull by the horns (or the dog by the collar) and look at one of the more unusual cases we’ve seen recently…

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A Look Back at FPM's Most Popular Articles in 2017

By First Practice Management / 02 January, 2018

As we enter the New Year we decided to take a look back at what articles were most popular in 2017. We had lots to choose from so condensed them down into this short video for your enjoyment. You can find links to the full list within the article!

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Practice Business Manager - Leicestershire

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