Featured: Have you been making the most of our GDPR resources?

We are now less than two months away from the implementation date of GDPR and things are gathering momentum! By now a clearer picture of what GDPR entails for general practice is taking shape, and FPM members can now access a brand new toolkit area of the website specifically designated to all things GDPR.

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How I beat a bully to become a better Practice Manager

By Anonymous Blogger / 18 April, 2018

A practice manager shares their story of what led them to fall in love with general practice – and how the experience of overcoming the bullying behaviour of a colleague helped them become a better manager.

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NHS England replaces IG Toolkit: Update

By First Practice Management / 18 April, 2018

In November last year we revealed how the Information Governance (IG) Toolkit would be replaced in April this year. This change has now taken effect, and FPM members can download a new DSP Toolkit Policy to stay up to date with the new changes.

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Policy Updates - Week Commencing 16th April 2018

By First Practice Management / 17 April, 2018

This week we have added a DSP Toolkit Policy to the Policy Library, enabling FPM members to stay up to date with the new Data Security and Protection Toolkit (DSP Toolkit), part of an updated approach to measuring progress against data security standards for general practice.

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What is Active Signposting and How Can it Benefit Your Practice?

By Charan Sarai / 17 April, 2018

Active Signposting has been a main focus here at First Practice Management Group recently, with the emphasis on the GP Forward View and the introduction of the Thornfields courses. We decided we’d take some time to create a video to help you learn more about the benefits of introducing it to your practice.

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HR Case File – Managing a first-rate secondment

By Unknown / 16 April, 2018

What happens when you think a secondment would be the best way forward for your practice but you’re not sure quite where to start? No one said dealing with HR issues would be easy…

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Policy updates - Week commencing 9th April 2018

By First Practice Management / 11 April, 2018

This week we have added a new Paternity Leave and Pay Policy to the library, and made updates to a series of other resources in preparation for the implementation of GDPR in May.

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8 Key Quotes from 2018's Practice Staff Salary Survey

By First Practice Management / 10 April, 2018

The results from our practice staff salary survey are in but before we publish the full report we thought we'd give you a little tease of what we discovered. We've had a great response from primary care managers across the UK, providing some very useful results.

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What is Correspondence Management and How Can it Benefit Your Practice?

By Gerry Devine / 10 April, 2018

We’ve spoken a lot about Correspondence Management recently in relation to the GP Forward View and the introduction of our two new Thornfields courses, so we thought we’d delve a little deeper into what it is and how it can benefit your practice.

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Delivering success through your people

By First Practice Management / 09 April, 2018

Practice managers play a key role in nurturing a successful, happy and productive practice team. So what are the most important steps to helping your team members fulfil their potential?

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Action required: Minimum contributions for NEST pensions are increasing

By Lisa Wainwright / 09 April, 2018

From 6 April 2018, the minimum contributions for the workplace pension will increase. Here we let you know what the rates have changed to.

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The benefits of promoting self-care at your practice

By Bethany McCormack / 04 April, 2018

It's World Health Day on the 7th April so we thought we'd take a look at the benefits of educating patients about the value of self-care.

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Policy updates - Week commencing 2nd April 2018

By First Practice Management / 04 April, 2018

This week we have added a new document that has been requested by members, a Quality Assurance / Management Policy that helps practices document their compliance with high standards of quality across the business.

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Ten High Impact Actions for General Practice Video - Part 1

By First Practice Management / 03 April, 2018

Last year we published 'What Are the 10 High Impact Actions for General Practice?' so we decided to condense the information into this handy bite-sized video.

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Have you been making the most of our GDPR resources?

By Bethany McCormack / 02 April, 2018

We are now less than two months away from the implementation date of GDPR and things are gathering momentum! By now a clearer picture of what GDPR entails for general practice is taking shape, and FPM members can now access a brand new toolkit area of the website specifically designated to all things GDPR.

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Your practice's bank holiday - brought to you by the FPM bunnies!

By Bethany McCormack / 28 March, 2018

It's that time of the year again - four-day work week, four-day weekend and then another glorious four-day working week. What could possibly make this time of year even better? Of course the answer is a collection of bunny-related fun - enjoy!

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Welsh GP committee moves closer to abolishing QOF

By First Practice Management / 27 March, 2018

Due to increased pressures and workforce shortages, the BMA’s Welsh GP committee have announced changes to contract agreements in 2018/19, including removing the vast majority of QOF indicators.

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April Awareness Days Calendar

By First Practice Management / 27 March, 2018

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

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Policy updates - Week commencing 26th March 2018

By First Practice Management / 27 March, 2018

This week we have added more documents to help practices prepare for the implementation of GDPR, including a Data Protection Policy applying to staff. Members can also download a desk aid on the topic of Subject Access Requests (SAR).

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Secret Diary of a PM: What does the future hold for QOF?

By Anonymous Blogger / 26 March, 2018

Practices can breathe a sigh of relief on the 31st March, because the QOF rush is over for another year – that’s if it’s still actually an ongoing concern in your country. It’s been replaced in Scotland already and is being pared right back in Wales.

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Test your knowledge with the GDPR quiz

By First Practice Management / 21 March, 2018

GDPR is fast approaching and we have been working hard to get FPM members ready. You can now access a brand new GDPR toolkit section to help tackle those difficult tasks. As we draw closer its time to test your knowledge!

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