Featured: Weathering the Storm: How to Build Your Personal Resilience

Why not start this year as you mean to go on, and make YOU the priority? Thornfields personal resilience course is brand new for 2022, open to all practice staff, and delivered by our wellness expert Julie French.

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Primary Care Weekly News Roundup 21st January 2022

By First Practice Management / 21 January, 2022

A weekly roundup of all the important news GP practices need to know

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Policy Updates - Week Commencing 17th January 2022

By First Practice Management / 18 January, 2022

First Practice Management members can access a comprehensive and invaluable selection of sample documents in the Policies and Procedure Library.

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Data Suggests Primary Care Locum Use Stable

By Survindar Chahal / 18 January, 2022

The amount of GP locum work in the NHS in England stayed stable between 2018 and 2020, despite a perception that numbers of locum GPs have risen. But what about locum practice managers? As FPM Group launches its new Locum PM directory, we look at the trends in locum GP use and ask if the same trends apply to locum PMs.

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Happy Anniversary? 5 Years on From the GP Forward View, What Comes Next?

By Jonathan Finch / 18 January, 2022

Five years on from the publication of the GP Forward View, we take a look at how successful it has been and ask what impact it has had on you and your practices (follow the link to our survey at the end of the article).

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2022 GP Patient Survey Launches as NHSE Focuses on Patient Communications

By Jonathan Finch / 18 January, 2022

The 2022 GP Patient Survey was launched this year on January 10th, and the findings are expected to be published over the coming summer. Last year showed an 83% satisfaction rating, will that continue in 2022?

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Primary Care Weekly News Roundup 14th January 2022

By First Practice Management / 14 January, 2022

A weekly roundup of all the important news GP practices need to know

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How to work out bank holiday leave entitlement in your practice

By Samantha Rigby / 12 January, 2022

It’s that time of year again! The HR Helpline always gets busy in January with Practice Managers asking for help working out their part-time employees’ annual leave and bank holiday entitlement, so we thought we’d try to help.

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Government Report tells MPS to act as GP Workforce falls and registered patients rise

By Survindar Chahal / 11 January, 2022

Over 100 full-time equivalent GPs have left general practice in the last six months alone, while registered patients have increased by approximately half a million. The new findings revealing a drop in GP numbers come as MPs call on the government to 'wake up' to the NHS's staffing issue.

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Weathering the Storm: How to Build Your Personal Resilience

By Jonathan Finch / 10 January, 2022

Why not start this year as you mean to go on, and make YOU the priority? Thornfields personal resilience course is brand new for 2022, open to all practice staff, and delivered by our wellness expert Julie French.

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Primary Care Weekly News Roundup 7th January 2022

By First Practice Management / 07 January, 2022

A weekly roundup of all the important news GP practices need to know

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Mindfulness : 6 daily practices to be a More Mindful Manager

By Charan Sarai / 05 January, 2022

How can you be a more mindful leader? People are constantly wrestling with decisions in the workplace – there’s usually a dilemma between impulse, desire and habit on one side and moral reasoning, business and personal responsibility, and ‘doing the right thing’ on the other. Think about incorporating these 6 practices into your daily (new year?) routine to bring some positivity, wellbeing and innovation to you and your team’s work day.

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Secret Diary of a Practice Manager : Looking Back to Plan Ahead

By Anonymous Blogger / 05 January, 2022

At the start of a New Year and a new decade, an anonymous PM reflects on the changes we have seen in healthcare and the wider NHS and a look at what the future has in store for primary care...

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Welcome to 2022!

By Jonathan Finch / 04 January, 2022

Happy New Year! It's 2022 and here at FPM we're taking a look ahead to what's coming up in the next 12 months for primary care. This year is sure to see new legislation and regulations, as well as the continued vaccination roll-out and levelling-up agenda.

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January Awareness Calendar

By First Practice Management / 04 January, 2022

It's that time again! We've put together a handy awareness days calendar detailing some of the key days coming up in January 2022.

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Primary Care Weekly News Roundup 24th December 2021

By First Practice Management / 24 December, 2021

A weekly roundup of all the important news GP practices need to know

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Who's on Santa's Naughty and Nice Lists for 2021?

By First Practice Management / 23 December, 2021

With just a few days left until Santa Claus makes his annual round of gift deliveries, the names on his ‘naughty’ and ‘nice’ lists are still being finalised. We asked 2021's Anonymous Bloggers for their opinions and a tongue-in-cheek look at who might have made it onto each of Santa’s lists, and the presents they might be hoping to find in their stocking…

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New 28-day self-certification period aims to reduce GP workload

By Samantha Rigby / 21 December, 2021

From now until 26th Jan 2022, employees can self-certify sickness for up to 28 days without a GP note, (previously 7 days). Will this help GP workload in your practice?

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Policy Updates - Week Commencing 20th December 2021

By First Practice Management / 21 December, 2021

First Practice Management members can access a comprehensive and invaluable selection of sample documents in the Policies and Procedure Library.

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Primary Care Weekly News Roundup 17th December 2021

By First Practice Management / 17 December, 2021

A weekly roundup of all the important news GP practices need to know

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Vaccination Mandate Update- How should your Practice be preparing?

By Samantha Rigby / 15 December, 2021

The NHS released more information last week about the “Vaccination as a Condition of Deployment- VCOD”. Our HR Specialist Samantha Rigby looks at the details and what it means for your practice.

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