Social media is a great platform for GP practices to stay in contact with patients, invite feedback and connect with the local community. Here are FPM's top tips for getting involved and making the most of your social media presence.
Sometimes you can feel like you’re losing control at work; you almost forget about a meeting, a deadline or even where you left your coffee mug! We've gathered some tricks you can put in place to get back on track and regain your peace of mind.
Every practice manager knows that behind an effective GP practice is a brilliant team. So what can we do to ensure our staff are working together productively to drive the practice forward?
Spring is finally here and along with Easter comes a whole host of awareness days and events to get involved with!
March is set to be be a very busy month and that's even before Easter arrives! While we look forward to Spring, here's our round-up of awareness days to keep you busy...
It's fantastic to get involved in awareness campaigns and raise the profile of health and wellbeing issues, but taking the plunge can feel daunting. Here are a few tips for getting involved, as well as advice on starting your own campaigns!
The Staff Salary Survey launches this week, and to mark the occasion we have decided to revisit this article all about making the most of your money.
To celebrate Valentine's Day we decided to pay homage to all the reasons to love being a Practice Manager! We asked why you love what you do, and here are the answers...
It may be the end of January but there's no denying the new year always brings an influx of staff change-over. With that in mind we have some top tips for when interviewing a new applicant.
We've put together our handy awareness days calendar showcasing the key days coming up for February, and links to the official pages in case you would like to get involved.
Well that’s it for another year - all of the festive fun is over and done with. The tree is down, decorations have been packed up and twinkling lights tossed in the box to rear their tangled little heads again in 12 months’ time.
We've put together our most popular posts of 2018 in a free downloadable e-book! We hope you enjoy the read, and don't forget we'll be back with our first bulletin of 2019 on the 9th January.
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.
It’s beginning to look at lot like Christmas indeed! Although we may not write to Santa anymore we all have a cheeky few items on our wish list at Christmas and Practice Managers are no different. We asked some PM’s to tell us what they are asking Santa for this year and also some tips to what your staff might like…
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.
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?
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.
The role of the Practice Manager incorporates donning many hats, one of which is recruitment and it can be a tricky business! Luckily we have something that can help, a handy bite-size video detailing the top tips you need to know when drafting an advert.