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Policy Updates - Week Commencing 29th January 2018

By First Practice Management / 31 January, 2018

This week’s update for FPM members comes in the form of extra support in the recruitment process. We have added a new recruitment checkless procedure to our Recruitment Policy, to go hand in hand with our article on Managing Reputational Risk During the Recruitment Process.

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Managing Reputational Risk During the Recruitment Process

By First Practice Management / 31 January, 2018

In the first few months of a new year, many people begin looking for a new role and a new challenge. With that in mind, it’s a good time to remind ourselves of the importance of having a fair and professional recruitment process in place.

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Top 10 Ways to Get More Organised

By Bethany McCormack / 30 January, 2018

‘Excellent organisational skills’ has to be one of the top billing terms in most, if not all, PM job advertisements - and it’s been this way for many years. With this in mind, how many of us have let our organisational skills fall by the wayside?

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Can You Challenge the CQC?

By First Practice Management / 30 January, 2018

Despite increasing pressure being placed on frontline care teams, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has revealed that GP practices are providing a consistently good quality of care, with 93% rated good or outstanding.

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Secret Diary of a CQC Advisor - The Evolving Inspection Process

By Anonymous Blogger / 24 January, 2018

The way that CQC inspect practices is changing, with Inspectors and Specialist Advisors attending training sessions across the country to learn the outline of the new process and how they can contribute to the way the process will be handled.

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Policy Updates - Week Commencing 22nd January 2018

By First Practice Management / 23 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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New Scottish GP Contract Receives the Go-Ahead

By First Practice Management / 23 January, 2018

The new Scottish GP contract has been given the green light, placing a fresh emphasis on increased funding, boosting recruitment and less time on bureaucracy. It’s been speculated that this approach could signal a change in general practice throughout the UK.

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Did You Know… FPMS Pro Has a Document Management Tool?

By First Practice Management / 23 January, 2018

FPMS Pro is the fantastic new suite of tools and features available to all First Practice Management members. Why not upgrade today to join the hundreds of PMs who’ve already signed up for access to tools including Holiday Planner, Drug Manager and Fridge Monitor?

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9 Easy Ways to Spot a Phishing Scam

By Shred-it / 22 January, 2018

Phishing is when fraudsters pose as a legitimate company, person or institution in an email or text message to trick someone into giving financial and/or other personal information. Cyber criminals also use fake online advertising to direct victims to fake websites where username, password or financial information is required.

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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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