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Safe Patient Care: the Importance of Clinical Notes Summarising

By Gerry Devine / 03 August, 2022

The success of any practice to meet its CQC obligation of safe patient care depends on many factors, but effectively summarising clinical notes is one of the most important. It also helps with continuity of care and effective use of appointment time, as Thornfield's Gerry Devine explains.

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Cycle to Work - Celebrating Pedal Power

By Ciara Burns / 03 August, 2022

Cycling is one of the best ways to incorporate exercise into your daily routine and it can also help the environment and your bank balance. Here we look at how to encourage employees to start cycling and where to get further information.

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Policy Updates - Week Commencing 1st August 2022

By First Practice Management / 03 August, 2022

First Practice Management members can access a comprehensive and invaluable selection of sample documents in the Policies and Procedure Library.

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Mindfulness and Strategic Planning

By Survindar Chahal / 02 August, 2022

Part of every practice manager’s ‘journey’ seems to be learning who we are and how we fit into the bigger picture around us—family, friends, community, society and work. Like any journey, you need to know where you are going to understand what and why you do the things that get you there.

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Primary Care Weekly News Roundup 29th July 2022

By First Practice Management / 29 July, 2022

A weekly roundup of all the important news GP practices need to know

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Green Social Prescribing

By Jonathan Finch / 27 July, 2022

Green social prescribing - supporting people in engaging in nature-based interventions and activities to improve their mental health - has the potential to revolutionise health and wellness and is already paying dividends.

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How GP Practices Can Safeguard Their Staff

By Siobhan Smith / 27 July, 2022

Abuse and threats from patients continues to increase both in person and in online forums. We look at how to protect your practice staff's physical and mental health from this behaviour.

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August 2022 Awareness Calendar

By Siobhan Smith / 26 July, 2022

It's that time again! We've put together a helpful awareness days calendar detailing some of the key days coming up in August 2022, with hyperlinks where available.

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Primary Care Weekly News Roundup 22nd July 2022

By First Practice Management / 22 July, 2022

A weekly roundup of all the important news GP practices need to know

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Do you know an aspiring practice manager in your organisation?

By Jonathan Finch / 20 July, 2022

There has never been a better time to invest in leadership training and succession planning. So whether you’re a PCB, an ICB, ICN or other higher level organisation, if you're an aspiring manager, you'll want to know about our new Thornfields course.

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PCN Communication – the Do’s and Don’ts

By Jonathan Finch / 20 July, 2022

Communication underpins the effective working of any organisation. For one as complex as a PCN, significant investment should be made in communication. Here we look at some Do's and Don'ts of PCN Communication.

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What is the point of the Ipsos MORI Patient Survey?

By Anonymous Blogger / 19 July, 2022

The latest Ipsos MORI Survey on GP practices has just been published and shows a fall in patient satisfaction. But are the questions out of date and does it really reflect what's going on in primary care at the moment? Our secret diarist investigates.

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Primary Care Weekly News Roundup 15th July 2022

By First Practice Management / 15 July, 2022

A weekly roundup of all the important news GP practices need to know

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New Health Secretary – what will Steve Barclay bring to the job?

By Survindar Chahal / 13 July, 2022

We have a new Secretary of State for Health and Social Care - but who is he, and what do you think his priorities should be?

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Who Cares for the Carers?

By Jonathan Finch / 13 July, 2022

With an ageing population, carers are more crucial then ever in our society, but they often go unnoticed and unrewarded. What can you do as an employer to ensure they're treated fairly and within the law?

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Developing Your Workforce: Do You Have the Will to Upskill?

By Ciara Burns / 13 July, 2022

Staff shortages across the healthcare sector have resulted in clinical and non-clinical employees who often have very little time to prioritise upskilling and training. Why is it important, and what can you do to support and develop your staff?

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Primary Care Weekly News Roundup 8th July 2022

By First Practice Management / 08 July, 2022

A weekly roundup of all the important news GP practices need to know

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Primary Care Weekly News Roundup 5th August 2022

By First Practice Management / 08 July, 2022

A weekly roundup of all the important news GP practices need to know

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Mindfulness: How to keep your cool in the midst of chaos

By Survindar Chahal / 06 July, 2022

We're all under stress of some kind, but continually being asked to do more with less is a recipe for poor mental and physical health. Here we look at how you can use mindfulness to accept the imperfect, get more sleep and be grateful for what you have.

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Secret Diary of a Practice Manager : June in Review

By Anonymous Blogger / 06 July, 2022

Looking back over the last month's events, our Secret PM gives us their views and unique perspective on what impacts general practice and the future of primary care...

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