In the past week I’ve felt like a third member of the Proclaimers. I may not have walked 500 miles, but I’ve travelled not only 500 but also 500 more, venturing up and down the country to deliver Thornfields training and facilitation services to Primary Care teams.
It's that time of year again - the prestigious FPM Practice Management Salary Survey is back!
This week’s updated FPM policy documents include a very useful HR-related resource for managing poor work performance issues.
At FPM we are always keen to celebrate the amazing work Primary Care teams do for their patients. That’s why we’re starting a new feature that showcases the fantastic things GP Practices are doing in their communities and the services they’re particularly proud of.
As we get ready for 2020, FPM has uploaded Holiday Record Organisers for next year to our Policies and Procedure Library. Download them now to get ahead of staff requests for holidays and make sure you’re prepared for the year ahead.
How many times do we wish for some light relief from our hectic workload? I came across some ‘new medical terminology’ recently and thought I would share it with my fellow PMs – I hope you enjoy it!
The word “Tribunal” is bandied around fairly commonly in the workplace, but what do they actually involve and how likely are you to ever have to attend one?
Our Removal of Patient from List Policy and Shared Parental Leave Policy are the latest documents to be updated in our Policy Library. FPM works with Practice Managers to make sure we provide the most up-to-date information to members.
With a swirling Catherine wheel of negativity seeming to surround the NHS, we think it’s time to fire a rocket into the November night sky and illuminate the brilliant work Primary Care teams do in this country.
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.
It’s that time of year again! As October is the spookiest season of the year and Halloween is approaching, we want to share five horrifying leadership issues every practice manager should avoid this year.
Our Confidentiality Policy and Summarising Patients’ Notes Procedure are the latest documents to be updated in our Policy Library. FPM works with Practice Managers to make sure we provide the most up-to-date information to members.
It's that time of the month again! We've put together our handy awareness days calendar detailing some of the key days coming up for November, and links to the official pages in case you would like to get involved.
Working in healthcare, politics may often tend to provoke some kind of debate, but in today’s heated environment, people can easily turn an opinion into a fiery discussion that draws in individuals who may not even wish to get involved.
Our Transfer Patient Records (To/From Another Practice) Protocol has been updated to reflect the ongoing efforts to digitise Lloyd George patient records by 2022, part of the five-year GMS contract agreement.
Summer is officially coming to an end, and we hope you got involved with our FPM Wellbeing ideas for primary care managers, whether it was organising a coffee morning, thinking about social prescribing or getting your team together to enjoy a park run!
Every GP practice manager works under unique circumstances, but education and experience are two key factors to unlocking success in primary care. An ILM-accredited professional management certification can provide the skills and knowledge to boost your career.
A positive mindset does not mean trying to stay positive every second of every day, or that optimism is warranted in every situation.
Bullying is not illegal - but should it be? February 2019 saw a ‘Healthy Workplace Bill’ considered in 32 of America’s states, which aims to give employers the tools to eliminate bullying and provide employees with a legal lifeline by making it punishable by law.
This week we are highlighting the addition of a Paramedic Practitioner job description and person specification to the Job Descriptions and Person Specification Library.