The government has today published their report on black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) coronavirus deaths as Public Health England, NHS England and the RCN have spoken on the issue this week
Managing a team that’s sitting in front of you is no easy thing, but this is exacerbated even more with the current climate as more practices are choosing to work remotely
The UK government has published some further details of its roadmap out of lockdown as Prime Minister Boris Johnson called it in his Sunday announcement.
Working from home might not be new for many practice managers, but social distancing means that it is no longer a ‘nice to have’ option.
The NHS Executive has written to all practices to advise of the implementation of the second phase of its response to the Covid-19 pandemic, which includes support for shielded patients, care homes and increasing referrals of cancer patients to secondary care.
NHS England and NHS Improvement are encouraging health and social care professionals to refer vulnerable and at-risk patients for support.
The coronavirus lockdown and ensuing pandemic restrictions have put a lot pf pressure on Practices to deal with patient demand, but it has pushed the video consultations topic to the front of the queue.
The People Plan programme to secure the NHS's future workforce has been delayed. How will this affect efforts to recruit GPs and nurses in primary care?
Working in healthcare, politics may often tend to provoke some kind of debate, but in today’s heated environment, people can easily turn an opinion into a fiery discussion that draws in individuals who may not even wish to get involved.
Last week we talked improving your timekeeping, introducing the Eisenhower Matrix and working out the difference between what’s important and what’s urgent. Now let’s look at refining that technique even further.
It’s a common thread in comments we hear from practice managers – you spend 99% of your time putting out one proverbial fire after another.
Data breaches and how to deal with them under GDPR continues to be a big issue for GP practices - we put together a quick video to break down the process.
FPM looks into some of the big questions surrounding Subject Access Requests and the Data Protection Act 2018. What are the differences between requests from insurers and solicitors, and is its ever possible to charge for SARs?
We look into the efforts to find clarity on the government’s contingency plans for medicines access post-Brexit, as well as the potential costs in the event that no deal is reached before the March 29 deadline.
Seventy years is a long time in healthcare and the NHS has provided a consistently excellent service since its inception. We need to celebrate the lives saved and the huge leaps in care and science made by a British institution that’s as much a part of our culture and heritage as it is a governmental obligation.
I’m guessing when you hear ‘data breach’ you’re thinking of Tom Cruise hanging from a ceiling in a secret government facility. Here's a quick guide to what data breaches mean in the context of general practice...
Second only to Ed Balls Day, May the 4th is now an annual fixture in the social media calendar, with an almost inexhaustible list of ‘May the 4th be with you” puns thrown in for some light comedy values and a jovial weblink. Here are a few things that the sci-fi epic can teach us about management in the modern day practice…
Carillion’s demise should be a warning that other big government suppliers must now take stock of how they’re operating and whether they are strong enough to deliver their contracts. However, common sense and big business don’t always go hand in hand, and for the primary care sector there are serious concerns about who will be next, with all eyes on Capita.
On 30th October the National Audit Office published a report on the NHS response to the cyberattack in May 2017. The report stated that the attack could have been easily prevented if the NHS followed basic IT security practices for what is considered an “unsophisticated cyber-threat”.
Consultations have already started on how the CQC will change its inspection process from November 2017, so we've put together a handy video summarising what we know so far. Will the proposals change things for the better?