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From PM to Thornfields Trainer - Maria's Story

By Jonathan Finch / 29 June, 2022

Maria Stacy, PM and now an Associate Trainer for Thornfields, takes some time out from her busy trainer’s schedule to reflect on her career and how she ended up where she is now.

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New Finance Webinar: Avoiding Fraud

By Jonathan Finch / 28 June, 2022

We’re pleased to announce that the date of the next Finance webinar in our series delivered by Phil Harnby will be Thursday, 30th June at 2pm, on the topic of Avoiding Fraud in GP practices.

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NHS Sustainability Day

By Jonathan Finch / 06 June, 2022

The annual NHS Sustainability Day is held this year on June 8th! Did you know GP practices generate around 6 million tonnes of CO2 annually? Find out how we can all make primary care cleaner—and cheaper—for everyone.

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A Step in the Right Direction – May is National Walking Month

By Jonathan Finch / 17 May, 2022

There are lots of things happening this month to celebrate National Walking Month, including the Living Streets #Try20 challenge. But do you know the health benefits of having meetings whilst walking?

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New Finance Webinar: Partnership Issues and Disputes

By Jonathan Finch / 10 May, 2022

The date for the next free finance webinar in our series will be Tuesday 24th May at 11am, where our financial expert Phil Harnby will discuss Partnership Issues and Disputes. These sessions are open to all, so sign up now!

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Detoxifying the Workplace: GMC Seeks Proposal Feedback

By Jonathan Finch / 04 May, 2022

For the first time in a decade, the General Medical Council has updated the advice contained within their Good Medical Practice guidelines. Now they’re asking for feedback via three specially tailored surveys.

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Digital Access to Patients' GP Records Delayed

By Jonathan Finch / 27 April, 2022

The date for allowing patients to view their own full GP records through the digital NHS app has been delayed again, to July 2022, according to some LMCs. We look at what has happened to date, and what might happen next.

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Net Zero in NHS Procurement

By Jonathan Finch / 26 April, 2022

From April 1st this year, NHSE began applying its net-zero carbon aims - and its social value priorities - to all commissioning and purchase of goods and services.

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Finance Webinar No 3 – Financial Forecasting

By Jonathan Finch / 20 April, 2022

Our next free finance session will be held on Thursday 28th April at 2pm on the topic of Financial Forecasting. In it, our financial guru Phil Harnby will give us all the inside information on how to forecast your practice finances like a pro.

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Will You Invest in Our Planet This Earth Day?

By Jonathan Finch / 19 April, 2022

The theme for Earth Day 2022 is “Invest in Our Planet” and this year it is happening on Friday April 22nd. With our handy advice, toolkits and resource links for primary care, what investment will you and your practice make this Earth Day?

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Public satisfaction with NHS at lowest level in 25 years

By Jonathan Finch / 05 April, 2022

Overall satisfaction with the NHS fell to 36 per cent, down 17% since 2020 according to figures released this week. Just 38% of patients were satisfied with GP services. But what's the wider context to these headline figures?

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A Visible Difference: 31st March is International Trans Day of Visibility

By Jonathan Finch / 30 March, 2022

31st March is International Trans Day of Visibility. Here we look at some of the terminology you might hear around transgender issues, explore some of the common issues transgender people face, and see what the aims of the awareness day this year are.

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Lost in translation – communicating with refugees and other non-native patients

By Jonathan Finch / 30 March, 2022

Many people in the UK have opened their hearts-and their homes-to refugees fleeing Ukraine in recent weeks. Those coming will need medical treatment for physical or mental injuries. Being able to communicate with them adequately in their native language is crucial, but poor availability of interpreting services and translated information threatens that.

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April 2022 Awareness Calendar

By Jonathan Finch / 28 March, 2022

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

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How Thornfields Can Help Your Kickstart Scheme New Starters

By Jonathan Finch / 22 March, 2022

The Kickstart scheme provides funding to create new jobs for young people who receive Universal Credit and are at risk of long-term unemployment. But with all the pressures of business as usual, how can you ensure the new starters you welcome will make the most of this great opportunity? Thornfield's Foundation Skills Academy can help.

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Finance Webinar No 2- PMs Becoming Partners

By Jonathan Finch / 14 March, 2022

The first event in our series of finance webinars got off to a flying start last month. Our in-house finance expect Phil Harnby is running his next FREE session on the topic of Practice Managers Becoming Partners on Tuesday 29th March - book your place now!

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Bouncing back better - investing in workforce planning

By Jonathan Finch / 02 March, 2022

If you have unutilised funds in your budget at year end, then there are a range of things you might want to invest in - and one of those is workforce planning for the future. Here we look at how how to do it, and how our Thornfields training colleagues can help.

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Forming, Storming, Norming and Performing: How to Build Great Teams

By Jonathan Finch / 23 February, 2022

Sometimes we all feel that we "can't see the wood for the trees" - we're too close to a situation to view it with any perspective. That's when we need to step away for a while, and away days are a great way of doing this. Use them to build trust, learn new skills, and say thank you!

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March Awareness Calendar

By Jonathan Finch / 23 February, 2022

It's that time again! We've put together a handy awareness days calendar detailing some of the key days coming up in March 2022.

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Green Practices: How Your Surgery Can Be Greener and More Sustainable

By Jonathan Finch / 16 February, 2022

The CQC are increasingly using 'environmental sustainability' as one of the metrics that they will mark services on. But amidst all the other pressures that GP practices are under at the moment, why is the ‘green’ agenda so important, and how should you tackle it?

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Practice Manager - New Mills

Closing Date: 14 July 2022

Salary: £42,000 - £47,000 per annum, depending upon experience

Practice Manager - Pembrokeshire

Closing Date: 14 July 2022

Salary: £40,000 - £45,000, negotiable depending on experience

Assistant Practice Manager - London, N17

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Salary: Dependent on experience

Practice Manager - Romsey

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Salary: £60,000+ (depending on experience)

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