First Practice Management
- Posted Tuesday November 6, 2018
We know that GP practices are under constant pressure to implement new initiatives and ease the pressure of patient demand in primary care, often relying on limited services and resources.
Practice managers and lead GPs often just don’t have the time to complete their daily workloads - let alone put in the hours to identify, implement and manage the changes that would help ease their daily pressure points.
Taking action to make improvements
Improving your organisational structure can help you maximise the potential of your practice, enhancing its vision and strategy to help it run more successfully and improve business performance.
However, implementing change can be a stressful and difficult time for everyone involved. There are many issues often considered too wide-ranging or contentious for the practice manager or partners to address themselves, especially while they are also busy concentrating on the core business aspects of general practice.
The key to getting through any period of change and coming out stronger is engaging staff. This could take the form of individual confidential discussions, allowing and encouraging your people to share their concerns and their good ideas about the processes you are undertaking and the improvements you aim to make.
Making the most of your time
So what are the options? It may come as a surprise to some, but what could be seen as a financial burden often reveals itself as a sound investment. An effective, efficient and experienced consultancy service can assess practices’ unique circumstances and support them in making necessary changes.
Time is a resource and should therefore be seen as an investment. It needs to be protected wherever necessary, ensuring the people who need to implement the necessary changes are supported and can access the resources they need to succeed.
Consultations can offer many positive options based on the practice’s desired outcomes, followed up by detailed reports that offer suggestions on how to:
- Improve business performance
- Write business plans
- Address organisational re-structure
- Manage a CQC inspection outcome
- Manage complex HR issues
A real and lasting change
Consultation doesn’t just end with the report, however. A good consultancy service is there to assist the practice going forward, offering experience, guidance and support to ensure the conclusion meets the desired outcome of the practice.
Using expert consultants to improve your organisational structure can hand you the ability to maximise the potential of your practice - enhancing its vision and strategy to help improve business performance.
Working within the remit provided by each practice and supporting your efforts to make the necessary improvements identified for your practice, an effective consultancy service can bring about real and lasting change.
Could your practice use extra support from a bespoke consultancy service? At First Practice Management, our experts have decades of experience resolving practice issues and offering facilitation services. Click here to learn more.