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PHE to report on BAME covid deaths this week amid concerns over risk assessment

By Survindar Chahal / 03 June, 2020

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

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Remote Working : How to lead your practice team from a distance

By Survindar Chahal / 13 May, 2020

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

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Government Publishes New Covid-19 Workplace Guidance

By Survindar Chahal / 13 May, 2020

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.

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All you need to know about working from home (but were too afraid to ask)

By Survindar Chahal / 04 May, 2020

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.

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NHS signals the launch of second phase of Covid-19 response in General Practice

By Survindar Chahal / 30 April, 2020

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.

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NHS Volunteer Responders: open to referrals from practice managers and their teams

By Survindar Chahal / 14 April, 2020

NHS England and NHS Improvement are encouraging health and social care professionals to refer vulnerable and at-risk patients for support.

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Online Video Consultations to Manage Covid-19 And Beyond

By Survindar Chahal / 31 March, 2020

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.

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Primary Care Staff Shortages Continue as NHS People Plan Delayed

By Survindar Chahal / 10 March, 2020

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?

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Politics in the workplace: How to prevent GP practice staff falling out

By Survindar Chahal / 28 October, 2019

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.

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Managing your workload part two - Refining The Eisenhower Matrix

By Survindar Chahal / 12 August, 2019

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.

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Managing Your Workload Part One - The Eisenhower Matrix

By Survindar Chahal / 05 August, 2019

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.

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A guide to handling data breaches under GDPR (Video)

By Survindar Chahal / 28 May, 2019

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.

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GDPR and accessing medical records - A practice manager's guide

By Survindar Chahal / 07 May, 2019

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?

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Health Secretary quizzed on post-Brexit stockpiling plans

By Survindar Chahal / 26 November, 2018

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.

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NHS 70 – Protecting the future of general practice

By Survindar Chahal / 04 July, 2018

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.

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GDPR and Data Breaches: What you need to know

By Survindar Chahal / 16 May, 2018

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...

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Aren’t Jedi Knights just Practice Managers with Lightsabres?

By Survindar Chahal / 04 May, 2018

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…

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The Carillion Collapse – Will Capita be Next?

By Survindar Chahal / 12 February, 2018

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.

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Cyber-Attack Report – Why It’s Not Your Fault

By Survindar Chahal / 29 November, 2017

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”.

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Proposed Changes to CQC Inspections in 2017: What You Need to Know (Video)

By Survindar Chahal / 18 July, 2017

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?

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