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It's that time of year again - the FPM Practice Management Salary Survey is back! By taking part in this year's survey you could win a first prize of £300 in Secret Escape vouchers or a second prize of £50 of Love2Shop vouchers.

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Secret Diary of a PM - Winter Pressures in the NHS

By Anonymous Blogger / 22 October, 2018

With winter well on the way, our anonymous blogger shares first-hand stories of how they’ve seen the increasing pressure being placed on the NHS from both perspectives – from the point of view of a PM and a patient.

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Winter Pressures Checklist – Are You Fully Prepared?

By Bethany McCormack / 17 October, 2018

‘Fail to prepare, prepare to fail’ - words we’re all familiar with, but this sentiment always rings with a fair bit of truth when it comes to bracing ourselves for the winter pressures that grip Primary Care each year.

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Policy Updates - Week Commencing 15th October 2018

By First Practice Management / 17 October, 2018

This week’s policy update for FPM members focuses on documents covering issues including occupational health, dress codes, providing references and conflict resolution. Have you had to deal with any of these recently?

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GP Forward View saves admin staff 192,000 hours

By First Practice Management / 16 October, 2018

NHS England has reported that its 10 High Impact Actions for Primary Care have succeeded in saving hundreds of thousands of hours for both GPs and administrative staff.

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Are You Being Paid Fairly? Practice Managers Have Their Say

By First Practice Management / 16 October, 2018

In our Practice Manager Salary Survey 2017 we delved a little deeper than previous studies, including the additional question ‘Do you think your salary is a fair reflection of your role? Why?’ which resulted in some fascinating responses.

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Practices' locum pay arrangements under the IR35 spotlight

By RMT / 15 October, 2018

The calculation of accounts for the first full financial year following the introduction of the updated IR35 tax regulations is now well underway. Their impact on the primary care sector is quickly becoming obvious - and lessons are being learned that all principals and practice managers would be well advised to heed.

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The emergence of #selfcare

By Bethany McCormack / 10 October, 2018

Self-care is an increasingly vital part of the solution to rising healthcare costs placed on the government and NHS. With great potential to help alleviate costs and strains, it’s definitely something to be looked at with careful consideration.

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Interview: How My Practice Achieved 100% Patient Satisfaction

By Gerry Devine / 09 October, 2018

“It’s nice to be important - but it’s important to be nice…” This sentiment could sum up the approach of Tracey Binns, Practice Manager of Grove Road Surgery in Wallasey on the Wirral, whose surgery placed in the top 1% of last year’s GP Patient Survey in terms of patients’ overall experience.

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ICO seeks to address fears around GDPR

By Stericycle / 08 October, 2018

While the initial flurry of activity around the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has calmed down, there’s still some confusion in many people’s minds about the risks of failing to comply. Our friends at GDPR Manager report on how the ICO are addressing those concerns.

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Second Opinion: GPs to assess patients in groups of 15?

By Anonymous Blogger / 08 October, 2018

Have you ever read an article and then gone to check that the date is not April 1? Well I have recently, as some of the articles I’ve seen have left me incredulous to say the least.

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Policy Updates - Week Commencing 8th October 2018

By First Practice Management / 03 October, 2018

This week’s policy update for FPM members focuses on documents that all relate to your staff. The reviewed policies cover a wide range of issues – from questions around payment to issues involving the use of mobile phones and handling grievances.

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Secret Diary of a PM – The cure for a confusing flu season

By Anonymous Blogger / 03 October, 2018

Flu clinics are never far away from our thoughts, and that’s been more true than ever thanks to the uncertainties that sprung up around the latest round of clinics.

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Policy Updates - Week Commencing 1st October 2018

By First Practice Management / 03 October, 2018

This week’s policy update for FPM members focuses on HR policies, with revisions to documents relating to apprenticeships and redundancy, as well as agreeing the specifics of a secondment within the business.

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HR Case File – Handling Informal Complaints from Staff

By Lisa Wainwright / 02 October, 2018

Many PMs will know the conversation well. It starts with an employee walking into the office, professing that they don’t want to complain ‘but...’. Our HR expert Lisa Wainwright reveals why failing to deal with ‘off-the-record’ complaints effectively can be a risky proposition.

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Reducing DNAs and Increasing Capacity in General Practice

By Simon Harker / 01 October, 2018

Reducing DNAs is a topic that’s never far from the minds of savvy practice managers and it’s also one of the GP Forward View’s 10 high impact actions for general practice. With that in mind, here are a few ideas for reducing DNAs to improve access and free up vital time for clinicians.

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October Awareness Days Calendar

By Bethany McCormack / 26 September, 2018

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 October, and links to the official pages in case you would like to get involved.

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6 important skills every Practice Manager should have

By Simon Harker / 25 September, 2018

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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Policy Updates - Week Commencing 24th September 2018

By First Practice Management / 24 September, 2018

This week’s policy update for FPM members focuses on HR policies, with revisions to documents relating to appraisals and self-assessment, as well as making requests for references during recruitment. Try saying that one fast!

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A Salaried GP is Called for Jury Service: What Comes Next?

By Kay Keane / 24 September, 2018

A salaried GP reveals that she has been called for jury service, but the dates clash with the weeks that your senior, full-time partner is on leave... So what is your next step?

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Does your leadership style utilise this key management skill?

By Charan Sarai / 19 September, 2018

Charan Sarai, Training Delivery Manager for Thornfields, is back to discuss the importance of kindness in both our personal and professional lives. This article discusses why caring is such an essential skill for GP practice managers.

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Part-Time Practice Manager - London, NW11

Closing Date: 23 November 2018

Salary: Circa £45k pa pro rata.

Practice Business Manager - London, SW11

Closing Date: 2 November 2018

Salary: £55,000 to £58,000 Dependant on Experience

Practice Manager - London, N11

Closing Date: 16 November 2018

Salary: Up to 65 K per annum dependent on experience

General Manager - Whitstable, Kent

Closing Date: 16 November 2018

Salary: TBC

Practice Manager - Shoreham-by-Sea

Closing Date: 26 October 2018

Salary: Competitive, dependent on experience

Practice Business Manager - Wimborne, Dorset

Closing Date: 2 November 2018

Salary: Dependent on experience and qualifications

Practice Manager - Haywards Heath, West Sussex

Closing Date: 28 October 2018

Salary: £40,000 - £50,000 per annum. Depending on experience and qualifications

Practice Manager – Southwark, London

Closing Date: 21 December 2018

Salary: Highly competitive and negotiable depending on experience

Practice Manager - London - NW5

Closing Date: 26 October 2018

Salary: TBC

Part-Time Practice Manager - London, NW11

Closing Date: 23 November 2018

Salary: Circa £45k pa pro rata.

Practice Manager- Winchester, Hampshire

Closing Date: 1 November 2018

Salary: C £40,000pa full time (or pro rata for part time)

Practice Manager - Yealmpton, Devon

Closing Date: 23 November 2018

Salary: Competitive, dependent on experience.

Practice Business Manager - London, SW11

Closing Date: 2 November 2018

Salary: £55,000 to £58,000 Dependant on Experience

Practice Manager - London, N11

Closing Date: 16 November 2018

Salary: Up to 65 K per annum dependent on experience

General Manager - Whitstable, Kent

Closing Date: 16 November 2018

Salary: TBC

Practice Manager - North West London

Closing Date: 31 December 2018

Salary: Highly competitive and negotiable depending on experience

Practice Manager - London - NW5

Closing Date: 26 October 2018

Salary: TBC

Practice Manager - Shoreham-by-Sea

Closing Date: 26 October 2018

Salary: Competitive, dependent on experience

Practice Manager - Haywards Heath, West Sussex

Closing Date: 28 October 2018

Salary: £40,000 - £50,000 per annum. Depending on experience and qualifications

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