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GP Practices can now claim reimbursement for Covid-related costs

By Survindar Chahal / 11 August, 2020

GP Practices have 6 weeks to submit claims to their CCGs for certain additional costs due to providing services during the COVID-19 response, such as bank holiday opening, providing services to care homes, and cover for staff who take sickness absences or shielding.

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Managing your workload part two - Refining The Eisenhower Matrix

By Survindar Chahal / 10 August, 2020

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, 2020

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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Everything You Need to Know about Probationary Periods

By Samantha Rigby / 04 August, 2020

With so many new appointments now being subject to the completion of a probationary period and so many questions coming into the First Practice Management advice line asking how to safely dismiss someone on a probationary period I felt that some guidance would be helpful...

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Policy Updates - Week Commencing 3rd August

By Survindar Chahal / 04 August, 2020

Our Policy and Procedures Library is constantly being updated in line with the changes and developments to policy and law that affect primary care.

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Secret Diary of a Practice Manager : Covid, Flu Jabs and Travel Bans on the horizon

By Anonymous Blogger / 28 July, 2020

Our Secret PM Blogger gives us their thoughts on the latest issues in practice life.

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Policy Updates - Week Commencing 27th July

By Survindar Chahal / 28 July, 2020

Our Policy and Procedures Library is constantly being updated in line with the changes and developments to policy and law that affect primary care.

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August Awareness Days Calendar

By Katerina Papangeli / 28 July, 2020

We've put together a handy calendar detailing some of the awareness days coming up for August, and links to the official pages in case you would like to get involved.

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Everything you need to know about Appeal Meetings

By Samantha Rigby / 27 July, 2020

Whilst your focus on getting the investigation and disciplinary hearing finished, the importance of the appeal stage should not be underestimated - but what does it mean, and what process should you follow?

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The ‘New Normal’ - What has it taken to get here?

By First Practice Management / 22 July, 2020

As Practices start to move to a “new normal” way of working, we asked Practice Managers for a bit of insight on how they have felt, what lessons they’ve learned and what has surprised them during the Covid Pandemic so far.

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The importance of a professional, compliant GP practice website

By Simon Harker / 22 July, 2020

How effective is your GP surgery website at engaging and informing your patients? With patients increasingly looking online for the information they need, we take a look at some of the key benefits of a great online presence for your practice.

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Policy Updates - Week Commencing 20th July

By Survindar Chahal / 21 July, 2020

Our Policy and Procedures Library is constantly being updated in line with the changes and developments to policy and law that affect primary care.

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A Job Description For A Perfect Practice Manager

By Simon Harker / 20 July, 2020

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.

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Reducing the Risk of Violence and Aggression in your Practice

By Survindar Chahal / 15 July, 2020

Nobody wants to think about getting attacked at work, especially from a patient, but 1 in 7 healthcare workers experience physical violence in the workplace.

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FPM’s Practice of the Month - North Brink Practice

By First Practice Management / 14 July, 2020

North Brink Practice is July’s FPM Practice of the Month.

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Policy Updates - Week Commencing 13th July

By First Practice Management / 14 July, 2020

Our Policy and Procedures Library is constantly being updated in line with the changes and developments to policy and law that affect primary care.

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Secret Diary of a PM : Re-Opening Practices After Lockdown

By Anonymous Blogger / 08 July, 2020

I am writing this a few days after the announcement about the easing of the lockdown from July 4th, 2020.

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Policy Updates - Week Commencing 6th July

By First Practice Management / 06 July, 2020

Our Policy and Procedures Library is constantly being updated in line with the changes and developments to policy and law that affect primary care.

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Recruiting the Right Manager for Your Practice – FPM’s Online Recruitment Service

By First Practice Management / 06 July, 2020

Because of the Covid-19 restrictions, companies all over the world had to adapt to a new reality and an increasingly number of employees are working from home until the virus is under control.

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CQC Inspections to resume despite concerns from GP groups

By Survindar Chahal / 01 July, 2020

The Care Quality Commission has been criticised after announcing they would be restarting inspections from this autumn, following the lifting of quarantine restrictions by the UK government.

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