With the advent of Primary Care Networks, a general election and the final Star Wars film, 2019 had a lot going on.
Every job comes with its unique stresses and pressures, but we know from talking to our members that the role of a GP Practice Manager can often feel very isolated. That’s why it’s so important to take care of your wellbeing, build peer connections and strike a good work-life balance.
Summer is officially coming to an end, and we hope you got involved with our FPM Wellbeing ideas for primary care managers, whether it was organising a coffee morning, thinking about social prescribing or getting your team together to enjoy a park run!
Just the idea of a CQC inspection can be enough to send a shiver down the spine of even the most cool and collected of Practice Managers - but it's also an opportunity to show just how good a job you and your staff are doing.
October 10th is the date set by the World Health Organisation to raise awareness of mental health issues around the world and combat the stigma that surrounds it.
What’s the definition of a GP practice manager? We have put together a sample job description that sums up the skills and experience needed to be a PM, along with our top tips for making the most of these key strengths.
Many practice managers have told us a positive, committed team helped keep their motivation high, while a big issue for those with low motivation is disinterested staff.
Reducing DNAs is a topic that’s never far from the minds of savvy practice managers and it’s also one of the GP Forward View’s 10 high impact actions for general practice. With that in mind, here are a few ideas for reducing DNAs to improve access and free up vital time for clinicians.
What makes a great leader in primary care? There are many perspectives on this issue, but there are some key skills we think everyone can agree on.
Resilience is the ability to recover quickly from difficulties, something that is vitally important in general practice. It’s understandable that stress levels are on the rise thanks to ongoing changes in the NHS, tightening budgets and more initiatives than ever to keep track of.
It’s no secret that as the need for primary care services grows, general practice is struggling to recruit the GPs needed to meet demand. How can GP practices in the worst-hit area take steps to meet demand?
The NHS App has been designed to provide a simple, secure way for patients to access NHS services using their smartphone or tablet. NHS Digital has provided new information for GP practice managers about what they need to do to prepare for the rollout.
The results from FPM’s 2019 Staff Salary Survey are in! Primary care managers from across the UK shared details of how they pay their team, and shared some striking insights into the challenges it presents.
We’ve talked a lot about social prescribing in primary care recently, so recent research that shows getting closer to nature can lower stress levels and boost wellbeing really caught our eye...
Membership of Primary Care Networks will not be restricted to GP practices and will grow to include community pharmacies, dental providers and optometrists, NHS England has revealed.
The GP Forward View contains 10 High Impact Actions to release time for primary care staff. In this article, we look at the last five set of actions, including personal productivity and social prescribing – what they involve, what benefits they could provide, and how they can be put into practice.
The GP Forward View contained a series of 10 high impact actions that aim to release time for staff. In the first of two articles, we will take a look at the first five set of actions – what they involve, what benefits they could provide, and how they can be put into practice.
Last week was Social Prescribing Day! To mark the occasion, we have gathered a few ideas on how to implement it at your practice, as well as information about Thornfields' new 'Learn and Share' programmes.
GP practices rated either Good or Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission will be subject to new ‘annual regulatory reviews’ and focused inspections from 1 April. How will your practice be affected?
Practice Managers who took part in a recent BMA survey have addressed the issue of GP practices being too small to meet patient demand, with half of respondents saying they do not believe the surgery building they work in fits their present needs.