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Take part in the brand new Management and Motivation Survey for the chance to win a £25 High Street Voucher! The survey explores the priorities and pressures involved in managing people in general practice.

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The Management & Motivation Survey 2017

By First Practice Management / 20 July, 2017

Take part in the brand new Management and Motivation Survey for the chance to win a £25 High Street Voucher! The survey explores the priorities and pressures involved in managing people in general practice.

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Proposed Changes to CQC Inspections in 2017: What You Need to Know (Video)

By Survindar Chahal / 18 July, 2017

Consultations have already started on how the CQC will change its inspection process from November 2017, so we've put together a handy video summarising what we know so far. Will the proposals change things for the better?

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Policy Updates - Week Commencing 17th July 2017

By First Practice Management / 18 July, 2017

This week’s policy update for FPM members focuses on HR policies that relate to dealing with redundancy situations. The Redundancy Policy has received a sizable update and we have added a brand new Redundancy Selection Matrix Template.

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HR Case File: My Maternity Cover is Pregnant!

By Lisa Wainwright / 18 July, 2017

What happens when an employee on a fixed-term contract to cover an employee on maternity leave asks for a meeting – only to tell you that they are pregnant too? No one said dealing with HR issues would be easy…

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Why Have 200 GP Practices Closed Their Doors in the Past 12 Months?

By First Practice Management / 17 July, 2017

Figures published by NHS Digital have shown that 202 GP practices in England closed or merged in the 12 months preceding June 2017, with less than ten new practices opening in that time.

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What Are the 10 High Impact Actions for General Practice?

By Simon Harker / 17 July, 2017

The GP Forward View contained a series of 10 high impact actions that aim to release time for staff. In the first of two articles, we will take a look at the first five set of actions – what they involve, what benefits they could provide, and how they can be put into practice.

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November’s New-Look CQC Inspections: The Key Proposals

By Survindar Chahal / 12 July, 2017

A consultation has begun on what changes the CQC will make to its inspection process from November 2017. There are already a number of proposed changes that will impact on the current preparations that GP practices make for their inspections, and the proposals aim to move away from the perception that they are a ‘box-ticking exercise’.

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Policy Updates - Week Commencing 10th July 2017

By First Practice Management / 11 July, 2017

This week’s policy update for FPM members includes a brand new document, the Second Job Policy. Plus, updates to documents relating to the Data Management Policy and the Emergency Contraception (Information for Patients) Leaflet.

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Practice Managers Share Their Weirdest HR Cases

By First Practice Management / 11 July, 2017

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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Could the Government’s Apprentice Scheme Benefit Your Practice?

By Lisa Wainwright / 10 July, 2017

We recently added a new Apprentice Agreement template to the FPM Policies and Procedures Library, so this seems like a great time to go back and address the basics of employing an apprentice at your practice – including how to maximise the benefits and minimise the risks.

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News Headlines - Week Commencing 3rd July 2017

By First Practice Management / 07 July, 2017

A round up of the top primary care news headlines, including articles on tightening CCG budgets and more UK nurses and midwives leaving than joining the profession.

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Policy Updates - Week Commencing 3rd July 2017

By First Practice Management / 04 July, 2017

This week’s policy update for FPM members includes a brand new document, the Drugs, Alcohol and Legal High Misuse Policy. Plus, updates to documents relating to Drugs (Non-Controlled) and Vaccines Storage Protocol and Premises Standards.

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Quiz: 2016 Management & Motivation Surveys

By First Practice Management / 04 July, 2017

Last week we gave you our findings from last year's management and motivation surveys - let's see if you were paying attention!

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Are You Doing This? How to Implement Data Security

By Shred-it / 03 July, 2017

The need for information security has never been greater… but now the big question is how to implement data security that really works.

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News Headlines - Week Commencing 26th June 2017

By First Practice Management / 30 June, 2017

A round up of the top primary care news headlines, including articles on Scotland’s Standards of Patient Care and NHSI's new objective to tackle staff retention.

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Policy Updates - Week Commencing 26th June 2017

By First Practice Management / 28 June, 2017

This week’s policy update for FPM members include changes made to the PPA Claim Spreadsheet and to docs including Complaints Procedure and Safeguarding.

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What We Learned from Last Year’s Management and Motivation Surveys

By First Practice Management / 28 June, 2017

This year we’ve decided to combine two of our surveys into one, making it even easier to share your point of view and helping us gather more in-depth results than ever. In place of the Managing People and Job Satisfaction surveys, we will have the Management & Motivation Survey 2017.

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Five Resilience-Boosting Tips for Stressed Practice Managers

By Simon Harker / 27 June, 2017

Resilience is the ability to recover quickly from difficulties, something that is vitally important in general practice. It’s understandable that stress levels are on the rise thanks to ongoing changes in the NHS, tightening budgets and more initiatives than ever to keep track of.

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Views Welcomed on NHS Scotland’s Standards of Patient Care

By Simon Harker / 27 June, 2017

As part of a wider inquiry into the culture of the NHS in Scotland, the Health and Sport Committee is inviting views on clinical governance. Some of the key questions being asked include: do Scottish NHS services treat people with dignity and respect, and are patients’ perspectives taken into account in the planning and delivery of services?

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Get to Know FPM’s HR Expert Lisa Wainwright

By First Practice Management / 26 June, 2017

First Practice Management’s resident HR expert Lisa Wainwright joined us back in March, and now she is hitting the road to meet members face to face. Taking a starring role in FPM’s prestigious Practice Management Conferences, Lisa delivers the informative and in-depth session Your people: Are they a cost or an investment?

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Practice Manager - Selby, North Yorkshire

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