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Practice management and the power of positive thinking

By Pauline Hutton / 30 April, 2019

Practice management can be challenging to say the least, but there are ways of making our lives easier. It’s imperative that we keep ourselves upskilled and, just as importantly, stay motivated so that we can invigorate, inspire and lead our teams.

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FPM Policy Updates - April 2019 Round-Up

By First Practice Management / 29 April, 2019

Here’s a definitive round-up of reviewed policies in the FPM Policies and Procedures Library for April 2019.

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What is Correspondence Management and How Can it Benefit Your Practice?

By Gerry Devine / 29 April, 2019

We’ve spoken a lot about Correspondence Management recently in relation to the NHS GP Forward View, so we thought we’d delve a little deeper into what it is and how it can benefit your practice.

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Where to start when you conduct a pay review

By Lisa Wainwright / 24 April, 2019

At the start of a new financial year many practices are reviewing their pay structures and asking some familiar questions. Can salaries be increased to retain key staff? Will the budget stretch to giving all employees the same pay rise - or will tough decisions need to be made?

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Policy Updates - Week Commencing 22nd April 2019

By First Practice Management / 24 April, 2019

Documents including our Communication Standards Policy and Investigations and Reports (Dealing With) Protocol have been updated for FPM members to download and use today.

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How Being Social Media Savvy Can Benefit Your Practice

By Bethany McCormack / 23 April, 2019

Social media is a great platform for GP practices to stay in contact with patients, invite feedback and connect with the local community. Here are FPM's top tips for getting involved and making the most of your social media presence.

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9 Key Quotes from the 2019 Staff Salary Survey

By Simon Harker / 17 April, 2019

The results from FPM’s 2019 Staff Salary Survey are in! Primary care managers from across the UK shared details of how they pay their team, and shared some striking insights into the challenges it presents.

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GDPR & General Practice: Ex-Practice Manager misused personal data

By First Practice Management / 17 April, 2019

Two recent reports from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) demonstrate the need for GP practice managers to stay compliant with GDPR and the Data Protection Act 2018.

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HR Case File: My New Starter Won’t Be Turning Up…

By Lisa Wainwright / 16 April, 2019

What happens when a new starter delivers the bad news that they’ve suffered an injury and can’t attend a course that’s essential to their new role? Can you just start the recruitment process over? No one said dealing with HR issues would be easy…

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Policy Updates - Week Commencing 15th April 2019

By First Practice Management / 16 April, 2019

Documents including our Communication Standards Policy and Investigations and Reports (Dealing With) Protocol have been updated for FPM members to download and use today.

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5 quick tips to improve your organisational skills

By Bethany McCormack / 15 April, 2019

Sometimes you can feel like you’re losing control at work; you almost forget about a meeting, a deadline or even where you left your coffee mug! We've gathered some tricks you can put in place to get back on track and regain your peace of mind.

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Tackling the issue of aggressive and abusive patients

By Anonymous Blogger / 10 April, 2019

How do we deal with the barrage of aggression and anger from our patients? I ask you that question based on an altercation that one of the receptionists at my practice was party to a couple of weeks ago.

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Policy Updates - Week Commencing 7th April 2019

By First Practice Management / 09 April, 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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Social Prescribing: How taking a ‘nature pill’ can boost wellbeing

By Simon Harker / 04 April, 2019

We’ve talked a lot about social prescribing in primary care recently, so recent research that shows getting closer to nature can lower stress levels and boost wellbeing really caught our eye...

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Taking care of the carers in your GP practice workforce

By James Malone / 03 April, 2019

The Carers Trust have reported that there are around seven million carers in the UK – one in ten of the population. We have put together some information on how to help GP practice staff who are in this situation.

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GP practices to lead dentists and pharmacists in Primary Care Networks (PCN)

By Simon Harker / 02 April, 2019

Membership of Primary Care Networks will not be restricted to GP practices and will grow to include community pharmacies, dental providers and optometrists, NHS England has revealed.

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FPM Policy Updates - March 2019 Round-Up

By First Practice Management / 02 April, 2019

Here’s a definitive round-up of reviewed policies in the FPM Policies and Procedures Library for March 2019.

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What Are the 10 High Impact Actions for General Practice? Part Two

By Simon Harker / 01 April, 2019

The GP Forward View contains 10 High Impact Actions to release time for primary care staff. In this article, we look at the last five set of actions, including personal productivity and social prescribing – what they involve, what benefits they could provide, and how they can be put into practice.

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