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Your practice's bank holiday - brought to you by the FPM bunnies!

By Bethany McCormack / 28 March, 2018

It's that time of the year again - four-day work week, four-day weekend and then another glorious four-day working week. What could possibly make this time of year even better? Of course the answer is a collection of bunny-related fun - enjoy!

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Welsh GP committee moves closer to abolishing QOF

By First Practice Management / 27 March, 2018

Due to increased pressures and workforce shortages, the BMA’s Welsh GP committee have announced changes to contract agreements in 2018/19, including removing the vast majority of QOF indicators.

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April Awareness Days Calendar

By First Practice Management / 27 March, 2018

We've put together a handy calendar detailing some of the awareness days coming up for April, and links to the official pages in case you would like to get involved.

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Policy updates - Week commencing 26th March 2018

By First Practice Management / 27 March, 2018

This week we have added more documents to help practices prepare for the implementation of GDPR, including a Data Protection Policy applying to staff. Members can also download a desk aid on the topic of Subject Access Requests (SAR).

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Secret Diary of a PM: What does the future hold for QOF?

By Anonymous Blogger / 26 March, 2018

Practices can breathe a sigh of relief on the 31st March, because the QOF rush is over for another year – that’s if it’s still actually an ongoing concern in your country. It’s been replaced in Scotland already and is being pared right back in Wales.

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Action required: Statutory pay changes

By Lisa Wainwright / 21 March, 2018

With effect from April 2018, statutory payment rates will change. Here we let you know what the rates have changed to.

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Policy updates - Week commencing 19th March 2018

By First Practice Management / 21 March, 2018

This week we have added more documents to help practices prepare for the implementation of GDPR, including Privacy Notices for job applicants and staff. We have also prepared a Subject Access Request (SAR) form for staff and template letters for responding to SAR requests.

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Secret Diary of a PM: Are we ready for GDPR?

By Anonymous Blogger / 14 March, 2018

The General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) come into force on 25 May 2018. To help FPM members prepare, we’ve added a sample Data Map and Privacy Impact Assessment to our GDPR Toolkit section. Here, our anonymous blogger shares their thoughts on getting ready for GDPR…

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The world of social media is changing!

By Bethany McCormack / 13 March, 2018

It is no secret that social media has a huge presence in our lives and it’s safe to say it’s probably going to continue to do so - and expand even further. We have already spoken about how to set up social media accounts, as well as their benefits and pitfalls… but now the dynamics of certain social platforms are changing.

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Policy updates - Week commencing 12th March 2018

By First Practice Management / 13 March, 2018

This week we have added more documents to help practices prepare for the implementation of GDPR, including a Data Map Template and Privacy Impact Assessment. Important HR documents including the Grievance Procedure and Disciplinary Procedure have also been updated to be GDPR compliant.

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The FPM Staff Salary Survey 2018

By First Practice Management / 12 March, 2018

Our annual staff pay and staffing levels survey has proven to be a valuable tool for managers assessing their own practice rates and staffing needs. Welcome to the 2017/18 Survey and thanks in advance for taking the time to contribute your own practice data.

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Public satisfaction levels with GP services at all-time low

By First Practice Management / 07 March, 2018

A recently published survey has revealed that public satisfaction with GP services is at an all-time low, dropping seven percentage points to 65% - the lowest ever recorded. What could have caused this and where does the fault lie?

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Policy updates - Week commencing 5th March 2018

By First Practice Management / 07 March, 2018

This week we have added a suite of documents that provides practices with the tools they need to understand and deliver a successful practice merger. Taking its name from the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006, TUPE protects employees' contractual terms and conditions when a business, or part of a business, is transferred to a new employer.

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Why apprenticeships could be right for your practice

By First Practice Management / 06 March, 2018

It’s National Apprentice Week so we thought we would get in touch with Business Manager Kay Keane whose surgery, Alvanley Family Practice, is a huge supporter of using apprentices and has recently been featured in HEE’s Apprentices in Primary Care – Success in Practice booklet.

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HR case file: Are my staff secretly recording our meetings?

By Lisa Wainwright / 05 March, 2018

A member of staff asks if they can record a meeting - can you turn them down, and what happens if they decide to do it anyway using a smartphone? No one said that dealing with HR issues would be easy…

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March awareness days calendar

By First Practice Management / 01 March, 2018

We've put together a handy calendar detailing some of the awareness days coming up for March, and links to the official pages in case you would like to get involved.

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Practice/Business Manager - Derbyshire

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