We've put together our handy awareness days calendar showcasing the key days coming up for January, and links to the official pages in case you would like to get involved.
Christmas is a time of peace and goodwill to all PMs, when stockings overflow with gifts from grateful staff, patients queue to serenade the practice with carols and chestnuts roast over an open fire - risk assessment pending. Believe it or not though, it’s also a time when the odd thing can go wrong.
They are a great opportunity for practice managers to monitor the achievements, potential and development needs of staff at their practice - but are you getting the most out of performance appraisals?
This week’s review showcases the diverse range of documents available to FPM members. From dealing with media enquiries to guidelines for the use of email and managing your practice’s car park.
When you have a primary care team to lead, goals to achieve and tasks to complete, it’s important that you have the confidence and motivation to take things forward. But how do we achieve that feeling?
Christmas can be a difficult time of year for staffing levels, what with increases in sickness absence, mounds of holiday requests and the odd suspicious absence. So what happens in that moment when a member of staff refuses to work Christmas overtime?
This year our results reveal that the gender pay gap in practice management roles is at its widest point since we began reporting on it in 2016. Our findings show that men earned on average 15% more than women working in the same roles.
FPM’s annual Practice Manager Salary Survey results are in, and as always they make for fascinating reading. Here we take a closer look at some choice quotes from the survey, providing a snapshot of the state of people management in primary care today:
This week’s review includes an updated Christmas Party Policy, just to help us keep our festive cheer in check - we’re no Scrooges, but no-one wants to be turning up to work the next day with a hangover!
“It’s Christmas time, there’s no need to be afraid!” sang Bob Geldof and friends back in 1984. However is this always the case when it comes to the staff Christmas party?
The results for First Practice Management's Practice Manager Salary Survey are in, and we're giving you a sneak peak of the results here!
FPM members can now access holiday record documents for 2019 via the Toolkit area of the website. These worksheets have been designed to record holidays for up to 35 staff, taking in the 2019 calendar year.
Not only is it that time of the month again, it's the most wonderful time of the year! We've put together our handy awareness days calendar showcasing the key days coming up in December.
Never far from the public eye and the subject of endless controversial conversations, Brexit is once again in the headlines. For those of us in primary care, what does it all mean?
We look into the efforts to find clarity on the government’s contingency plans for medicines access post-Brexit, as well as the potential costs in the event that no deal is reached before the March 29 deadline.
Over the past eighteen months I have written a number of blogs on the implications and interpretations of GDPR. We have all received advice and guidelines on its ramifications, but I wonder if a recent incident at my practice is indicative of the continued confusion.
Our Policy and Procedure Library is constantly being updated in line with the changes and developments to policy and law that affect primary care. The documents are easy to pick up and use, meaning you can tailor them to the unique needs of your practice with minimum fuss.
We’re no strangers to unusual cases on the FPM HR helpline and recently we’ve received several queries concerning staff members’ political and philosophical beliefs. To help, here’s some key information that can help you manage difficult situations proactively.
It’s no secret that winter time brings a lot of extra pressures in primary care - flu jab campaigns, patients rife with cold and flu, and vulnerable patients being even more at risk.
Social media is becoming increasingly prominent in all aspects of life, and the NHS is no exception. The latest development is the increasing use of WhatApp as a key tool for clinicians when responding to emergency situations.