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If I Knew Then What I Know Now… I’d Become a Locum GP!

By Dwysan Rowena / 14 March, 2017

I’ve been a practice manager for five years and have seen locum costs rise by at best 50%. There are credible accounts on the grapevine that some practices have paid an increase of more than 75% on fees during the last few years.

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A Letter to Myself as a New Practice Manager

By Dwysan Rowena / 01 March, 2017

Ever wondered what advice you would give your younger self if you could turn back the clock? We asked practice manager Dwysan Rowena what sort of wisdom she would pass on to herself just before she started her role as a PM five years ago. Here’s what she responded with!

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A Love Letter To The NHS

By Dwysan Rowena / 14 February, 2017

In honour of Valentine's Day, the 24 hours that you dedicate to that special someone, we thought we'd ask Practice Manager Dwysan Rowena to write a primary care inspired romantic article for us. Take a look at the heartfelt love letter she wrote here.

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Dear Santa... Love, a Practice Manager

By Dwysan Rowena / 05 December, 2016

Dwysan has taken a lighthearted approach to her letter to Santa, looking at what could make her life easier as a practice manager, from wanting more hours in the day to finding a locum who's always available. Find out what else she's asked for this Christmas here...

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Wales Update: New Technology is a Positive, But Old Problems Persist

By Dwysan Rowena / 24 October, 2016

Unfortunately the situation in Wales remains fragile in terms of general practice, with the continual issue of GP availability a huge predicament. A recent BMA survey clearly showed the reason for this - FRUSTRATION. Most GPs said that practices were short-staffed and under-resourced, with many considering either saying goodbye for good or at least reducing their commitment to general practice.

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Wales Update: Rising Temperatures and Planning for Flu Season

By Dwysan Rowena / 22 August, 2016

FPM Associate Dwysan Rowena is back with another news round-up for Practice Managers based in Wales, discussing summer holidays and planning for flu season.

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Constructive Cynicism for Practice Managers

By Dwysan Rowena / 12 July, 2016

When I started as a practice manager and walked into my first local practice managers group almost five years ago, I received a lot of sympathetic looks and comments. Why? Because I was a positive, non-cynical, enthusiastic manager.

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In, out, shake it all about? What Practice Managers can learn from the EU Referendum

By Dwysan Rowena / 28 June, 2016

Dwysan Rowena, FPM’s Regional Associate for Wales, shares her thoughts on Britain choosing to vote in favour of Brexit and asks what practice managers can learn from the turbulent fallout of the momentous decision.

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What we can all learn from the junior doctor strikes…

By Dwysan Rowena / 26 April, 2016

Junior doctors are taking part in their all out strike today in England. Meanwhile, in Wales we watch with trepidation at what is happening over the border – as we often do. We may not all be Jeremy Hunts, but this chaos is an example of exactly what goes wrong when disagreements are mismanaged.

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What’s going on in Wales in 2016/17?

By Dwysan Rowena / 18 April, 2016

So what’s going on over here in the land of choirs, sheep, rain and (err…) more rain. I can say all these things because I’m well and truly Welsh, so I can be relaxed and happy in accepting my beautiful country for what it is. Dwi’n siarad Cymraeg (a bit of Welsh for you there).

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7 ways to make the new QOF year an easier one

By Dwysan Rowena / 29 February, 2016

Practices everywhere can breathe a sigh of relief on the 31st March, because the QOF rush is over for another year. The 31st of March is a bit like New Year's Eve in general practice. It’s a time to celebrate and reflect; time to stop waking up in a pool of QOF-induced sweat during the night.

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Business Continuity Plan. Where is yours?

By Dwysan Rowena / 02 April, 2013

It started with a text. 11.45pm on November 26th 2012. It said, 'just to let you know there are flood warnings for the A5'. This is the road I normally travel via to work. I live in North Wales, not only that but I live in the wettest part of Wales, 45 minutes away from work...

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