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HR FAQs - Coronavirus

By Samantha Rigby / 08 April, 2020

These are frequently asked questions received on the HR Helpline during the Coronavirus crisis:

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Policy Update - Week Commencing 6th April

By First Practice Management / 07 April, 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 Of A PM : Running a Practice In The Pandemic

By Anonymous Blogger / 07 April, 2020

Since the beginning of the year we have all been watching the spread of Coronavirus across the world. As the government measures were put in place, we too had to rapidly change the way we work and how we treat our patients

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New Legal Rights to Parental Bereavement Leave and How To Support Your Staff

By Samantha Rigby / 06 April, 2020

Losing a loved one is one of the most difficult circumstances that we will ever have to face during the course of our lives. It’s important as managers that we do not add to the burden of employees and ensure we support them during a very difficult and sensitive time.

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Policy Updates - Week Commencing 30th March

By First Practice Management / 01 April, 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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Online Video Consultations to Manage Covid-19 And Beyond

By Survindar Chahal / 31 March, 2020

The coronavirus lockdown and ensuing pandemic restrictions have put a lot pf pressure on Practices to deal with patient demand, but it has pushed the video consultations topic to the front of the queue.

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April Awareness Days Calendar

By Katerina Papangeli / 30 March, 2020

The world is a crazy place at the moment but we want to bring some positivity and welcome a dose of sunshine as spring is finally here!

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Furlough Leave- What is it and how can it apply to my Practice?

By Samantha Rigby / 27 March, 2020

You will probably have seen the word “Furlough” in the news a lot recently, but what does it mean for primary care and practice staff?

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Covid-19 - How To Look After Your Mental Health

By Katerina Papangeli / 25 March, 2020

There’s no doubt that Covid-19 is having a strong impact on people’s mental health and wellbeing, especially for general practice staff.

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Policy Update - Week Commencing 23rd March

By First Practice Management / 23 March, 2020

This week’s update includes a new document on Video Consultations so that practices can provide real-time visual and audio patient assessment from a distance.

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Pay Advice - COVID-19

By First Practice Management / 20 March, 2020

We are receiving a high volume of queries regarding paying employees who are absent from work. Based on our current understanding as of 18/03/2020.

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Secret Diary of a PM – The New GP Contract

By Anonymous Blogger / 18 March, 2020

A few weeks ago, the BMA revealed they had reached an agreement with the government and the NHS for the new GP contract from April 2020.

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Policy Updates - Week Commencing 16th March

By First Practice Management / 18 March, 2020

This week’s update includes a new document relating to the new regulations regarding bereavement.

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FPM’s Practice of the Month - West Cheltenham Medical - Crescent Bakery

By First Practice Management / 16 March, 2020

At FPM we are always keen to celebrate the amazing work Primary Care teams do for their patients. This month we are showcasing all the fantastic things W

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CoronaVirus (COVID19) Update

By First Practice Management / 13 March, 2020

Following the World Health Organisation’s assessment of Covid19 as a pandemic, and the announcement from the UK government this week, the following is an update of the latest advice.

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Secret Diary of a PM – Coronavirus and Primary Care

By Anonymous Blogger / 11 March, 2020

As I write this, Coronavirus seems to be taking hold across the world and has unfortunately taken its first casualties in the UK. As we stand at the frontline of healthcare, it’s up to us to have plans in place and be able to react to the ever-changing circumstances.

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Policy Updates - Week Commencing 9th March

By First Practice Management / 10 March, 2020

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

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Primary Care Staff Shortages Continue as NHS People Plan Delayed

By Survindar Chahal / 10 March, 2020

The People Plan programme to secure the NHS's future workforce has been delayed. How will this affect efforts to recruit GPs and nurses in primary care?

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The importance of a professional, compliant GP practice website

By Simon Harker / 09 March, 2020

How effective is your GP surgery website at engaging and informing your patients? With patients increasingly looking online for the information they need, we take a look at some of the key benefits of a great online presence for your practice.

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How I beat a bully to become a better Practice Manager

By Anonymous Blogger / 04 March, 2020

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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