Featured: FPM Staff Salary Survey 2019 – Practice managers ‘can’t afford to pay staff fairly’

The results for First Practice Management's staff salary survey are here, revealing that 56% of GP practice managers feel that their budget doesn’t allow them to pay their staff fairly.

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What is the key to moral and ethical leadership? Quiz

By Samantha Rigby / 24 July, 2019

One aspect of leadership that's often overlooked is the impact of morals and ethics. Lines seem to have become blurred, and leaders don't always do the “right” thing, either because of cost or a risk posed to the business.

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Policy Updates - Week Commencing 22nd July 2019

By First Practice Management / 23 July, 2019

This week’s policy review includes updates to our Extended Hours Operating Protocol, taking in changes that follow the introduction of PCNs. Don’t forget that you can get in touch with us if you need a new policy creating!

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A patient’s perspective on social prescribing: FPM Wellbeing

By Anonymous Blogger / 23 July, 2019

I had an appointment with my local GP in January this year and, at the time, I was somewhat annoyed that instead of prescribing me painkillers to relieve my joint pain, he signposted me to an Arthritis UK self-help leaflet...

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How do you motivate and inspire your staff?

By Charan Sarai / 22 July, 2019

“Don’t mistake politeness for lack of strength”. When Sonia Sotomayor of the US Supreme Court said these words, she was giving fair warning that her kindness should not be mistaken for any form of weakness.

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Secret Diary of a PM – How to approach the telephone CQC inspection

By Anonymous Blogger / 17 July, 2019

In a previous blog I mentioned that my GP practice was scheduled to have its first CQC telephone interview – part of the new annual regulatory reviews for primary care providers. So how did we find it?

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Policy Updates - Week Commencing 15th July 2019

By First Practice Management / 16 July, 2019

This week we’ve added a brand new Welsh Language Policy to the document library, which was created following a request from an FPM member. Don’t forget that you can get in touch with us if you need a new policy creating!

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What makes a great team in General Practice?

By Bethany McCormack / 16 July, 2019

Every practice manager knows that behind an effective GP practice is a brilliant team. So what can we do to ensure our staff are working together productively to drive the practice forward?

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Dog days are coming: FPM Wellbeing

By Samantha Rigby / 15 July, 2019

Dog Days are coming for primary care, and I don’t mean we’re finally going to be seeing the sun… Do you know what the one thing that all of our Practice Manager followers have in common on Twitter? A love of dogs!

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How a Swiss roll could break down barriers in your practice today

By First Practice Management / 10 July, 2019

We all know the healing properties of a slice of Victoria sponge or a cupcake (we’ll take the one with salted caramel frosting please). Far from just giving us a chance to indulge our sweet tooth though, sharing a tasty treat can really bring people together.

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Policy Updates - Week Commencing 8th July 2019

By First Practice Management / 10 July, 2019

Take a look at the latest Policy Library documents reviewed by the FPM team. The documents are easy to pick up and use, meaning you can tailor them to the unique needs of your practice with minimum fuss.

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Ask a Practice Manager: What advice would you give your younger self?

By Samantha Rigby / 09 July, 2019

With age and experience comes great wisdom. Bearing that in mind, we posed the following question to GP Practice Managers - if you could go back in time, what advice would you share with your younger selves?

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Practice Manager Job Satisfaction Survey 2019

By First Practice Management / 08 July, 2019

Our annual Practice Manager Job Satisfaction Survey is back! First Practice Management is conducting a quick survey to test the general attitude of practice managers in their current roles throughout the UK.

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FPM Wellbeing: Helping you unlock the secret to happiness

By First Practice Management / 03 July, 2019

Well-being links into a lot of hot topics in the NHS Long Term Plan, including social prescribing and improving public health. But what is the secret to unlocking this feeling and how can we use that knowledge to improve the lives of patients, as well as our own sense of well-being?

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Policy Updates - Week Commencing 1st July 2019

By First Practice Management / 02 July, 2019

This week we’ve added a brand new Transgender Equality Policy to the Policy Library, which was created following a request from an FPM member. Don’t forget that you can get in touch with us if you need a new policy creating!

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Stop being measured by others - measure yourself

By Allison Homer / 02 July, 2019

Data often experiences a mixed reception in Primary Care, either seen as the silver-bullet antidote to all problems, or ill-famed as that which dehumanises healthcare.

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6 important skills every Practice Manager should have

By Simon Harker / 01 July, 2019

What makes a great leader in primary care? There are many perspectives on this issue, but there are some key skills we think everyone can agree on.

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How to deal with burnout: Signs and prevention

By Katerina Papangeli / 25 June, 2019

As managers and employers, it is important to provide support and guidance to staff when they need it. The nature of working in general practice can be very demanding and as a result, healthcare professionals can find themselves trapped in stressful situations.

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Policy Updates - Week Commencing 24th June 2019

By First Practice Management / 25 June, 2019

This week we have made updates to the Chaperone Policy, Cold Chain Policy and Financial Procedures documents, all available to download now for FPM members.

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What Makes a Great Practice Manager?

By First Practice Management / 24 June, 2019

It’s the ultimate question! We’re all striving to go above and beyond the realms of science by giving 110%, alongside every other workplace cliché you care to mention - but sometimes it’s easy to lose sight of the bigger picture.

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What we learned from the 2018 Practice Manager Job Satisfaction Survey

By First Practice Management / 19 June, 2019

Next week we will be launching our annual FPM Job Satisfaction Survey, which explores themes including well-being, looking forward to the future and managing people.

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Deputy Practice Manager - Urmston, Manchester

Closing Date: 21 August 2019

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Operations Manager - Putney

Closing Date: 9 August 2019

Salary: Dependant on skills and experience

Practice Manager - London, EN1

Closing Date: 30 September 2019

Salary: Dependant on skills and experience

Assistant Practice Manager - Southall, Middlesex, UB1

Closing Date: 31 July 2019

Salary: Depending upon experience

Business Manager - Leeds, West Yorkshire

Closing Date: 2 August 2019

Salary: Band 7

Practice Manager - Cambridge, CB1

Closing Date: 6 August 2019

Salary: Negotiable and dependent on experience

Practice Manager - Braunton, Devon

Closing Date: 2 August 2019

Salary: £45,000 upwards according to experience

Deputy Practice Manager - Urmston, Manchester

Closing Date: 21 August 2019

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Operations Manager - Putney

Closing Date: 9 August 2019

Salary: Dependant on skills and experience

Deputy Practice Manager - Guildford, Surrey

Closing Date: 9 August 2019

Salary: Dependant on skills and experience

Business Manager - Bromsgrove, Worcestershire

Closing Date: 6 September 2019

Salary: Dependant on skills and experience

Practice Manager - Brighton

Closing Date: 9 August 2019

Salary: £35,000 - £42,000 p/a depending on experience

Practice Manager - West London

Closing Date: 26 July 2019

Salary: Dependant on skills and experience

Practice Manager - London, EN1

Closing Date: 30 September 2019

Salary: Dependant on skills and experience

Practice Manager - Cambridge, CB1

Closing Date: 6 August 2019

Salary: Negotiable and dependent on experience

Practice Manager - West London

Closing Date: 26 July 2019

Salary: Dependant on skills and experience

Practice Business Manager - Blackpool

Closing Date: 26 July 2019

Salary: Negotiable according to experience

Assistant Practice Manager - Southall, Middlesex, UB1

Closing Date: 31 July 2019

Salary: Depending upon experience

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