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What we learnt from 2018's Practice Staff Salary Survey

By First Practice Management / 27 February, 2019

With the annual FPM practice staff salary survey well underway, now is a great time to take a look back at our results from 2018 and reflect on what we found.

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Policy Updates - The February Round-Up

By First Practice Management / 27 February, 2019

Here’s a definitive round-up of reviewed policies in the FPM Policies and Procedures Library for this month, including our new Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD) Policy.

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March awareness days calendar

By Bethany McCormack / 26 February, 2019

March is set to be be a very busy month and that's even before Easter arrives! While we look forward to Spring, here's our round-up of awareness days to keep you busy...

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Quick tips for getting involved with awareness campaigns

By Bethany McCormack / 25 February, 2019

It's fantastic to get involved in awareness campaigns and raise the profile of health and wellbeing issues, but taking the plunge can feel daunting. Here are a few tips for getting involved, as well as advice on starting your own campaigns!

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Dispensing practices affected by crackdown on fake medicines

By Simon Harker / 20 February, 2019

The issue of counterfeit medicines is a growing concern, and the Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD) has been put in place to help solve the problem. As of February 9, GP practices are expected to comply with an initiative described as ‘the safest medicines system in the world’.

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Policy Updates - Week Commencing 18th February 2019

By First Practice Management / 20 February, 2019

The Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD) Policy is the latest addition to the FPM policy library, which discusses the purpose of the new initiative and how it needs to be applied.

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Stretching your salary: Tips for you and your staff

By Bethany McCormack / 19 February, 2019

The Staff Salary Survey launches this week, and to mark the occasion we have decided to revisit this article all about making the most of your money.

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Does your leadership style utilise this key management skill?

By Charan Sarai / 15 February, 2019

Charan Sarai, Training Delivery Manager for Thornfields, is back to discuss the importance of kindness in both our personal and professional lives. This article discusses why caring is such an essential skill for GP practice managers.

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Reasons to love being a Practice Manager

By Bethany McCormack / 13 February, 2019

To celebrate Valentine's Day we decided to pay homage to all the reasons to love being a Practice Manager! We asked why you love what you do, and here are the answers...

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Policy Updates - Week Commencing 11th February 2019

By First Practice Management / 13 February, 2019

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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6 key things to know about the NHS Long-Term Plan

By Simon Harker / 12 February, 2019

NHS England finally shared the NHS Long-Term Plan on 7th January, and as expected there’s a lot to get to grips with – the plan sets out the 10-year priorities for healthcare and reveals how NHS funding is going to be used.

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Key Steps to Running More Effective Meetings

By Simon Harker / 11 February, 2019

We’ve all been in that situation - walking out of the meeting room wondering exactly what’s been achieved, unsure of what we’re supposed to do next and, worst of all, even more confused than we were at the start. So how do we avoid these potential pitfalls and make sure that we’re getting the most from our meetings?

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The big trends in primary care training for 2019

By First Practice Management / 06 February, 2019

We are now a full month into 2019 and for those of you who are still keeping up with your New Year’s resolutions, I salute you! However, a resolution doesn’t have to be a sacrifice - you could aim to learn something new or fine-tune your existing professional expertise.

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Policy Updates - Week Commencing 4th February

By First Practice Management / 06 February, 2019

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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Practice staff recruitment: Are you asking the right questions?

By Bethany McCormack / 05 February, 2019

It may be the end of January but there's no denying the new year always brings an influx of staff change-over. With that in mind we have some top tips for when interviewing a new applicant.

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What Makes Practice Managers so Great?

By Simon Harker / 04 February, 2019

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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