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The Christmas Wish List

By Bethany McCormack / 19 December, 2018

It’s beginning to look at lot like Christmas indeed! Although we may not write to Santa anymore we all have a cheeky few items on our wish list at Christmas and Practice Managers are no different. We asked some PM’s to tell us what they are asking Santa for this year and also some tips to what your staff might like…

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Policy Updates - Week Commencing 17th December 2018

By First Practice Management / 19 December, 2018

Our Policy and Procedure Library is constantly being updated in line with the changes and developments to policy and law that affect primary care. The documents are easy to pick up and use, meaning you can tailor them to the unique needs of your practice with minimum fuss.

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DR Solicitors wins Legal Service Provider of the Year at General Practice Awards

By First Practice Management / 19 December, 2018

Healthcare specialist law firm DR Solicitors is celebrating after being named Legal Service Provider of the Year at this year’s General Practice Awards 2018.

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‘Fraud scam’ warning issued to GP practices

By First Practice Management / 19 December, 2018

NHS England has advised practices to carefully check the validity of invoices they receive after documents were sent to practices that falsely claimed payment was due for a variety of stationery supplies.

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A Practice Manager’s Guide to Surviving Christmas

By Bethany McCormack / 17 December, 2018

Christmas is a time of peace and goodwill to all PMs, when stockings overflow with gifts from grateful staff, patients queue to serenade the practice with carols and chestnuts roast over an open fire - risk assessment pending. Believe it or not though, it’s also a time when the odd thing can go wrong.

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How to get the most out of performance appraisals

By First Practice Management / 12 December, 2018

They are a great opportunity for practice managers to monitor the achievements, potential and development needs of staff at their practice - but are you getting the most out of performance appraisals?

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Policy Updates - Week Commencing 10th December 2018

By First Practice Management / 12 December, 2018

This week’s review showcases the diverse range of documents available to FPM members. From dealing with media enquiries to guidelines for the use of email and managing your practice’s car park.

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Get lifted: The confidence balloon

By Charan Sarai / 11 December, 2018

When you have a primary care team to lead, goals to achieve and tasks to complete, it’s important that you have the confidence and motivation to take things forward. But how do we achieve that feeling?

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What Happens When Employees Refuse to Work Christmas Overtime?

By Sam Cook / 10 December, 2018

Christmas can be a difficult time of year for staffing levels, what with increases in sickness absence, mounds of holiday requests and the odd suspicious absence. So what happens in that moment when a member of staff refuses to work Christmas overtime?

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Practice Manager Salary Survey 2018 - How your gender affects your pay

By First Practice Management / 05 December, 2018

This year our results reveal that the gender pay gap in practice management roles is at its widest point since we began reporting on it in 2016. Our findings show that men earned on average 15% more than women working in the same roles.

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11 Key Quotes from FPM’s Practice Manager Salary Survey 2018

By Simon Harker / 05 December, 2018

FPM’s annual Practice Manager Salary Survey results are in, and as always they make for fascinating reading. Here we take a closer look at some choice quotes from the survey, providing a snapshot of the state of people management in primary care today:

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Policy Updates - Week Commencing 3rd December 2018

By First Practice Management / 04 December, 2018

This week’s review includes an updated Christmas Party Policy, just to help us keep our festive cheer in check - we’re no Scrooges, but no-one wants to be turning up to work the next day with a hangover!

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The secret to a very merry Christmas party

By Lisa Wainwright / 03 December, 2018

“It’s Christmas time, there’s no need to be afraid!” sang Bob Geldof and friends back in 1984. However is this always the case when it comes to the staff Christmas party?

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