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GDPR and accessing medical records - A practice manager's guide

By Survindar Chahal / 18 July, 2018

FPM looks into some of the big questions surrounding Subject Access Requests and the Data Protection Act 2018. What are the differences between requests from insurers and solicitors, and is its ever possible to charge for SARs?

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FPM Poll - Has your practice seen a rise in Subject Access Requests?

By First Practice Management / 18 July, 2018

GDPR and Subject Access Requests have been hot topics in GP practices all over the UK. FPM have created a quick poll to find out how many practices have seen an increase in SARs since GDPR was implemented in May.

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Policy Updates - Week Commencing 16th July 2018

By First Practice Management / 17 July, 2018

This week’s updates to the FPM Policies and Procedures Library includes a change to the Text Messaging (To Patients) Protocol.

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Practice Managers share their weirdest HR cases

By First Practice Management / 17 July, 2018

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!

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Brexit update: Implications for UK employment law

By Lisa Wainwright / 17 July, 2018

Last week the government published its White Paper on Brexit. So what does it say about employment law - and is it the final say on the matter?

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Did you know… FPMS Pro has a Fridge Monitor Tool?

By First Practice Management / 17 July, 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 and Drug Manager?

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Secret Diary of a PM – Farewell to Jeremy Hunt

By Anonymous Blogger / 11 July, 2018

So after six years as Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt has finally moved on. Before we all start to cheer, let’s be realistic - is it really good news for general practice or not?

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Policy Updates - Week Commencing 9th July 2018

By First Practice Management / 11 July, 2018

This week’s round-up of the Policies and Procedures Library highlights a series of HR-related documents that have been reviewed to ensure they are up to date and compliant.

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Five top tips for helping your practice meet its goals

By Simon Harker / 11 July, 2018

With the summer of sport in full swing, take a look at our fun guide to engaging your very own local superstars! England manager Gareth Southgate has drawn praise for his leadership skills, so here are some lessons we think can be taken away from his team's great results…

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The case for creating a disability positive workplace

By Lisa Wainwright / 10 July, 2018

Employing people with disabilities at your GP practice can give you a great insight into how to provide the service and care that disabled patients want and need. In this article, FPM’s HR expert Lisa Wainwright describes how to make sure your recruitment process is open and inclusive.

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NHS 70 – A big thank-you to GP practice managers

By Charan Sarai / 05 July, 2018

Charan Sarai works closely with GP practice staff all over the UK in her work with primary care trainers Thornfields. In this piece, Charan marks the 70th anniversary of the NHS by saying thank-you to practice managers, the unsung heroes of the health service.

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Policy Updates - Week Commencing 2nd July 2018

By First Practice Management / 04 July, 2018

This week’s round-up of the Policies and Procedures Library highlights a series of HR-related documents that have been reviewed to ensure they are up to date and compliant.

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NHS 70 – Protecting the future of general practice

By Survindar Chahal / 04 July, 2018

Seventy years is a long time in healthcare and the NHS has provided a consistently excellent service since its inception. We need to celebrate the lives saved and the huge leaps in care and science made by a British institution that’s as much a part of our culture and heritage as it is a governmental obligation.

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NHS app to ‘revolutionise’ booking GP appointments

By Simon Harker / 03 July, 2018

A new mobile app developed by NHS England and NHS Digital aims to transform how patients book appointments with doctors at their local GP surgery.

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7 key steps to dealing with a tribunal claim

By Lisa Wainwright / 02 July, 2018

Last summer, the Supreme Court ruled that tribunal fees were unlawful and provided a ‘barrier to justice’, a move that was welcomed by many advocates of employees’ rights. But how much has really changed over the past 12 months?

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Assistant Practice Manager - Highcliffe, Christchurch

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Practice Manager - Buckden, Cambridgeshire

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Salary: c. £40,000

Practice/Business Manager - Newcastle-under-Lyme

Closing Date: 17 August 2018

Salary: Agenda for Change grade 8, point dependent on experience

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