Who’s got the skills, patience and knowledge to run a successful business, keep on top of a constant stream of changes to an already-complex NHS, and sort out a locum at the drop of a hat? It could only be a GP practice manager!
NHS Digital have provided an update on when GP practices will be expected to start using SNOMED CT coding terminology, a common clinical language that will replace Read codes within the NHS.
This week’s policy round-up includes an update to the Prevent Strategy Protocol, with extra information added about its place in the NHS Contract as well as safeguarding, regional Prevent co-ordinators and Prevent Training (WRAP).
The start of 2018 sees us enter the second year of the GP Forward View, which will continue to be rolled out this year with further funding assigned to training and infrastructure. A further programme from GP Forward View is the introduction of clinical pharmacists in general practice.
At the beginning of this month we told you 8 things to watch out for in general practice in 2018, now it's time to see if you were paying attention! Take our quiz and test your knowledge.
When FPM asked me if I would like to write an article about the challenges that we face as PMs in 2018, my response was ‘which challenges...?’ Now that wasn’t because I didn’t think there would be any, but really to confirm that every day is a challenge. We all know that around every corner is something we didn’t expect.
In the spirit of New Year we have devised a quick two minute feedback survey and want to know your views. You'll help us create an up-to-date picture of First Practice Management and help shape our plans for the years ahead.
This week’s policy round-up includes an update to Disclosure and Barring Service, Employment of Offenders and Risk Assessment policy.
It was my first (official) Monday back at work in 2018 and in between covering a very busy reception, gritting the pavement outside and dealing with yet another sick note request, I was keeping half an eye on the Prime Minister’s latest cabinet reshuffle. I was keen to see if Mrs May would spring some surprises, with a particular interest in the fate of Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt.
Our Policy and Procedure Library is constantly being updated to take into account the latest changes and developments to policy and law that affect primary care
At the beginning of 2017 our anonymous blogger wrote an article on their hopes and aspirations for the NHS in the year ahead. They’ve returned once again to take a look at what they would like to see change in 2018.
We are now into 2018 and all of the festive fun is over and done with for another year. The tree is down, decorations have been packed up and lights tossed in the box to rear their tangled little heads again in 12 months’ time.
Here at FPM, we’re no stranger to weird and wonderful queries, so we thought we’d take the bull by the horns (or the dog by the collar) and look at one of the more unusual cases we’ve seen recently…
As we enter the New Year we decided to take a look back at what articles were most popular in 2017. We had lots to choose from so condensed them down into this short video for your enjoyment. You can find links to the full list within the article!
It’s that time of year again already – everyone’s reflecting on past decisions and visualising what they want to achieve in the months ahead. With that in mind, I decided to share a decision that I toyed with for quite a while before finally taking the plunge and deciding to “scratch that itch” - which for me was to try something new professionally.
2017 has been another successful and busy year for all areas of the company; Thornfields, MSW and First Practice Management and We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued custom, without our valued customers we couldnt be.
This week’s policy round-up includes a special update to the Christmas Party Policy just in time for the festive season! But there’s more – even non-members can download this policy for FREE by taking a look behind door 1 of the FPM Advent Calendar!
As you may be aware the FPM Group is part of a much bigger global company, Stericycle. Stericycle is a global market-leading business-to-business services company, providing organisations with a wide array of essential and highly specialised compliance based solutions.
FPMS Pro is the fantastic new suite of tools and features available to all First Practice Management members. Why not upgrade for free today to join the hundreds of PMs who’ve already signed up for access to tools including Holiday Planner, Drug Manager and Fridge Monitor?
Although we may not write to Santa anymore we all have a cheeky few items on our wishlist at Christmas and Practice Managers are no different! We asked Practice Managers what they most wanted for Christmas so grab a mince pie, sit back and enjoy!