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Why is reputation important for your practice?

By Katerina Papangeli / 21 September, 2020

It won’t be wrong to say that the reputation of a business is very important. According to a survey by Corporate Responsibility Magazine, 76% of people are unlikely to accept a job offer from a company with a bad reputation — even if they are unemployed.

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Practice Of The Month - Avicenna Medical Practice

By Katerina Papangeli / 16 September, 2020

Avicenna Medical Practice is September’s FPM Practice of the Month. We have been in touch with the practice's manager who told us about their practice, working during the pandemic, managing workload and more.

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Policy Updates - Week Commencing 14th September

By Survindar Chahal / 16 September, 2020

Our Policy and Procedures Library is constantly being updated in line with the changes and developments to policy and law that affect primary care.

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4 ways to have a 21st Century meeting that matters

By Survindar Chahal / 15 September, 2020

Ever since then, I get a bit tetchy when it comes to meetings (and don’t even get me started on ‘pre-meetings’ or the like). Saying that, I’ve used that experience as a lesson in how bad meetings are run and what to do to avoid them - whether it’s face to face or video, planning is always key.

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Is it time for your Practice to be on Instagram?

By Katerina Papangeli / 09 September, 2020

Many practices have been active on social media for a while now, as more and more patients are looking for practice news and health information online.

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Policy Updates - Week Commencing 7th September

By Survindar Chahal / 09 September, 2020

Our Policy and Procedures Library is constantly being updated in line with the changes and developments to policy and law that affect primary care.

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Secret Diary - Delivering Flu Clinics post-COVID

By Anonymous Blogger / 07 September, 2020

Like most of us we have had concerns as to the running of Flu clinics for 2020/21. Looking at Facebook sites and listening to others, everyone is toying with different ideas to the running of this year’s campaign.

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September Awareness Days Calendar

By Katerina Papangeli / 02 September, 2020

It's that time of the month again! We've put together our handy awareness days calendar detailing some of the key days coming up for September.

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Are you sitting on a data-risk time bomb? The risks of cyber-attacks in GP Practices

By Claire Hart, MIAB / 01 September, 2020

Cyber and Data risk should now be firmly on your radar following a recent NHS communication.

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Policy Updates - Week Commencing 31st August

By Survindar Chahal / 01 September, 2020

Our Policy and Procedures Library is constantly being updated in line with the changes and developments to policy and law that affect primary care.

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5 quick ideas for putting social prescribing into practice

By Simon Harker / 01 September, 2020

We have gathered a few ideas on how to implement Social Prescribing at your practice, as well as information about Thornfields' new 'Learn and Share' programmes.

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Policy Updates - Week Commencing 31st August

By Survindar Chahal / 31 August, 2020

Our Policy and Procedures Library is constantly being updated in line with the changes and developments to policy and law that affect primary care.

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New Online Course - Introduction to Practice Management

By First Practice Management / 26 August, 2020

We now deliver our Introduction to Practice Management course online, which is designed for practice managers and primary care managers.

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Annual Leave and Covid-19 : We’re all (possibly) going on a Summer Holiday

By Samantha Rigby / 24 August, 2020

The country may be adapting to the ‘new normal’, but the pandemic will still cause issues for employers.

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Public Health England to be replaced within weeks

By Survindar Chahal / 18 August, 2020

Public Health England is expected to be scrapped and replaced by a new body by early September, according to a report by the Sunday Telegraph. This is expected to start as soon as September 2020 and comes after reports that the government has been unhappy with the PHE's response to the coronavirus crisis.

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Taking care of the carers in your GP practice workforce

By James Malone / 18 August, 2020

The Carers Trust have reported that there are around seven million carers in the UK – one in ten of the population. We have put together some information on how to help GP practice staff who are in this situation.

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Policy Updates - Week Commencing 17th August

By Survindar Chahal / 17 August, 2020

Our Policy and Procedures Library is constantly being updated in line with the changes and developments to policy and law that affect primary care.

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Policy Updates - Week Commencing 10th August

By Survindar Chahal / 11 August, 2020

Our Policy and Procedures Library is constantly being updated in line with the changes and developments to policy and law that affect primary care.

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GP Practices can now claim reimbursement for Covid-related costs

By Survindar Chahal / 11 August, 2020

GP Practices have 6 weeks to submit claims to their CCGs for certain additional costs due to providing services during the COVID-19 response, such as bank holiday opening, providing services to care homes, and cover for staff who take sickness absences or shielding.

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Managing your workload part two - Refining The Eisenhower Matrix

By Survindar Chahal / 10 August, 2020

Last week we talked improving your timekeeping, introducing the Eisenhower Matrix and working out the difference between what’s important and what’s urgent. Now let’s look at refining that technique even further.

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