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How satisfied are Practice Managers in their roles?

By First Practice Management / 20 June, 2018

Last week we published this year's Job Satisfaction Survey, so now seems like a good time to take a look back through our recent surveys to investigate recurring themes and see how the results have varied.

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Policy Updates - Week Commencing 18th June 2018

By First Practice Management / 20 June, 2018

The latest policy updates for this week include a revised Homeworking Policy, featuring a new GDPR-compliant risk assessment form. Plus, we have reviewed a series of documents to make sure they are up to date for 2018, including a Staff Training Matrix and NICE Guidelines Protocol.

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Hot under the collar: How to avoid dress code dramas

By Lisa Wainwright / 19 June, 2018

With a heatwave predicted this summer, temperatures are on the rise - but it’s not just too much time in the sun that can leave practice managers feeling the heat. For many employees, higher temperatures can be a cue to start taking a looser approach to practice dress codes.

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CQC report offers general practice a signpost to success

By Simon Harker / 19 June, 2018

A new report by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) shows how 10 GP practices managed to improve their ratings from ‘Inadequate’ and ‘Requires Improvement’ to ‘Good’ - and even achieve ‘Outstanding’.

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How high are motivation levels at your practice?

By Simon Harker / 18 June, 2018

This year’s FPM Practice Manager Job Satisfaction Survey launched last week, helping us build up a picture of day-to-day life for GP practice managers in 2018. Last time we asked you about your motivation levels, just over half of PMs told us they felt motivated in their role.

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Practice Manager Job Satisfaction Survey 2018

By First Practice Management / 13 June, 2018

The Practice Manager Job Satisfaction Survey is back! We're conducting a quick survey to test the general attitude of Practice Managers in their roles. If you enter you could win £30 worth of high street vouchers!

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Policy Updates - Week Commencing 11th June 2018

By First Practice Management / 13 June, 2018

This week’s latest policy updates includes a new poster designed to help practices share information on how medical records are used with patients. Plus, there are updates to the CCTV Policy, Freedom of Information Act Policy and Confidentiality Policy for Teenagers.

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Up to 750 GP practices could close their doors by 2022

By Simon Harker / 12 June, 2018

A report by the British Medical Association to mark two years of the GP Forward View has warned that general practice remains in ‘critical condition’, predicting that almost 800 GP practices could face closure within the next five years.

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Secret Diary of a PM – Has the GP Forward View delivered?

By Anonymous Blogger / 12 June, 2018

The General Practice Forward View (GPFV) has been in place for just over two years, but how effective has it actually been? Here, our anonymous blogger shares their thoughts on the first two years of NHS England’s support package for primary care.

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Choosing the right option for primary care refinancing

By RMT / 11 June, 2018

With the primary care sector evolving at an ever-increasing pace, we've seen significant growth in the number of GP practices looking to reorganise their finances for many different reasons.

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Secret Diary of a PM – Five years on the front line!

By Anonymous Blogger / 06 June, 2018

I have recently been reminded that I have been writing blogs for FPM for five years and I have been asked to reflect on this. It’s safe to say we have seen a lot of changes in that time…

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My Surgery Website Needs You!

By First Practice Management / 05 June, 2018

Once again we are very pleased to be nominated for the GP Practice Awards - and this time we need your help!

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Where to start when you conduct a pay review

By Lisa Wainwright / 05 June, 2018

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 4th June 2018

By First Practice Management / 05 June, 2018

This week’s batch of policy updates includes documents relating to confidentiality agreements for staff and third parties, as well as dealing with complaints in Scotland.

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Does GDPR mean revising your existing staff contracts?

By First Practice Management / 04 June, 2018

Now that GDPR has finally arrived and you’ve reviewed your procedures and put your privacy notice in place, is there anything else to consider? We’ve had several queries at the FPM helpline asking if PMs need to issue new contracts for staff under GDPR.

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Your Top 7 Motivational Drivers (Vlog)

By Charan Sarai / 04 June, 2018

Sometimes we all need an extra push to get us feeling motivated! This quick vlog from Charan explains the top seven motivational drivers and helps you accomplish your aims.

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The Essential Five-Minute Guide to GDPR (Vlog)

By Gerry Devine / 30 May, 2018

It’s not just for the 25th – GDPR is for life. The biggest change to data protection law for decades may not be the best gift we’ve ever received, but it’s been emphasised that it’s an evolution rather than a revolution. Here are five important things to know about GDPR!

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One bad day at the practice: PMs share their horror stories

By First Practice Management / 30 May, 2018

Everyone has bad days at work, but for a Practice Manager this can mean the equivalent of five bad days rolled into one. The life of a PM can feel isolated, but don’t worry because you are not alone, as some of these tales will assure you…

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Policy Updates - Week Commencing 28th May 2018

By First Practice Management / 30 May, 2018

May 25 has finally come and gone, but that doesn’t mean we’re finished with GDPR! This week’s changes to the FPM Policy Library include updates to documents on Caldicott, fees and medical records, all in place to help keep FPM members compliant.

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June Awareness Days Calendar

By Bethany McCormack / 29 May, 2018

We've put together a handy calendar detailing some of the awareness days coming up for June, and links to the official pages in case you would like to get involved.

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Practice Manager - Worthing, West Sussex

Closing Date: 27 July 2018

Salary: Up to £55,000 p.a. depending on experience.

Practice Manager - East Surrey

Closing Date: 6 July 2018

Salary: Negotiable and dependant on experience between £38k-£43k

Patient Liaison & Reception Team Lead - London, SW15

Closing Date: 1 July 2018

Salary: Competitive salary range £26,565 - £35,577 depending on relevant skills and experience

Team Leader Manager - London, N8

Closing Date: 5 July 2018

Salary: £25000-£29000 dependant on experience

Practice Manager - Berkshire

Closing Date: 29 June 2018

Salary: Negotiable (dependant on experience)

Practice Manager - Birmingham

Closing Date: 29 June 2018

Salary: Up to £45,000-per annum, depending upon experience

Practice Manager - London - N19

Closing Date: 24 June 2018

Salary: Negotiable c. £40K WTE

Practice Manager - Worthing, West Sussex

Closing Date: 27 July 2018

Salary: Up to £55,000 p.a. depending on experience.

Practice Business Manager - Newton Abbot, Devon

Closing Date: 10 July 2018

Salary: £40,000-£44,000 pro rota 30 hours per week

Practice Manager - East Surrey

Closing Date: 6 July 2018

Salary: Negotiable and dependant on experience between £38k-£43k

Patient Liaison & Reception Team Lead - London, SW15

Closing Date: 1 July 2018

Salary: Competitive salary range £26,565 - £35,577 depending on relevant skills and experience

Team Leader Manager - London, N8

Closing Date: 5 July 2018

Salary: £25000-£29000 dependant on experience

Practice Manager - Easton, Bristol

Closing Date: 31 July 2018

Salary: £40,000 - £48,000 pa (pro rata) depending on experience and qualifications

Practice Manager - London - N19

Closing Date: 24 June 2018

Salary: Negotiable c. £40K WTE

Practice Manager - Northolt, Middlesex

Closing Date: 24 June 2018

Salary: Starting salary up to £38K but dependent on experience and negotiable.

Practice Manager - Berkshire

Closing Date: 29 June 2018

Salary: Negotiable (dependant on experience)

Practice Manager - Birmingham

Closing Date: 29 June 2018

Salary: Up to £45,000-per annum, depending upon experience

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