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.
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?
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.
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…
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.
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.
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’.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Last week we gave you our findings from last year's management and motivation surveys - let's see if you were paying attention!
The need for information security has never been greater… but now the big question is how to implement data security that really works.
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.
This week’s policy update for FPM members include changes made to the PPA Claim Spreadsheet and to docs including Complaints Procedure and Safeguarding.
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.
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.
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?
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?