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Policy Updates - Week Commencing 21st October

By First Practice Management / 23 October, 2019

Our Transfer Patient Records (To/From Another Practice) Protocol has been updated to reflect the ongoing efforts to digitise Lloyd George patient records by 2022, part of the five-year GMS contract agreement.

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FPM Wellbeing – Five steps to great health and success

By Simon Harker / 23 October, 2019

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!

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ILM Training: A Primary Care Manager’s Learning Diary

By First Practice Management / 22 October, 2019

Every GP practice manager works under unique circumstances, but education and experience are two key factors to unlocking success in primary care. An ILM-accredited professional management certification can provide the skills and knowledge to boost your career.

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A guide to navigating tough situations for PMs

By Charan Sarai / 21 October, 2019

A positive mindset does not mean trying to stay positive every second of every day, or that optimism is warranted in every situation.

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How would you deal with workplace bullying at your GP practice?

By Samantha Rigby / 16 October, 2019

Bullying is not illegal - but should it be? February 2019 saw a ‘Healthy Workplace Bill’ considered in 32 of America’s states, which aims to give employers the tools to eliminate bullying and provide employees with a legal lifeline by making it punishable by law.

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Policy Updates Week Commencing - 14th October

By First Practice Management / 15 October, 2019

This week we are highlighting the addition of a Paramedic Practitioner job description and person specification to the Job Descriptions and Person Specification Library.

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What makes a practice ‘Outstanding’ in a CQC inspection? - Infographic

By Simon Harker / 15 October, 2019

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.

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How do you motivate and inspire your GP practice staff?

By Charan Sarai / 14 October, 2019

Thornfields' Charan Sarai talks us through the power of kindness, its significance when leading your team and the effect this has on your GP practice.

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How do we separate 'mental health' and 'mental illness'?

By Simon Harker / 09 October, 2019

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.

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Policy Updates Week Commencing - 7th October

By First Practice Management / 08 October, 2019

A Staff Screening & Immunisation Policy is the latest new policy addition for FPM members. It contains the latest guidance from the CQC and the Green Book so practices can ensure staff have received the immunisations according to their roles and maintain a record for future inspections.

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What we learned from last year’s Practice Manager Salary Survey

By First Practice Management / 08 October, 2019

Our annual Practice Manager Salary Survey is now well underway, with hundreds of managers already taking part. Let’s take a look at the key findings from the 2018 survey to remind ourselves of what we discovered.

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Mental Health Awareness – Win a wellbeing kit for your practice!

By First Practice Management / 07 October, 2019

It’s World Mental Health Day this week, a great moment to stop and lift our heads above the parapet of daily life. Paul Farmer, CEO of MIND, recently tweeted that “the NHS is losing 348,028 working days a month [due to anxiety, stress and depression]”. Something is not working.

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First Practice Management attending Best Practice 2019

By First Practice Management / 02 October, 2019

First Practice Management will be exhibiting at Best Practice, ‘the home of general practice’, at Birmingham’s NEC on October 9 and 10. Come and find us at stand E25, plus keep an eye out for our speaker Maria Stacy’s talk on Social Prescribing.

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Making the Most of Your Salary: A Guide for PMs

By First Practice Management / 02 October, 2019

The Practice Manager Salary Survey 2019 launched last week, and to mark the occasion we have decided to revisit this article all about making the most of your money.

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Let your mind ROAM: A positive mindset for leaders

By Charan Sarai / 01 October, 2019

I hear from GP practice managers all over the country about their experiences of stepping out in faith to embrace positivity and tackle the challenges that confront them.

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Policy Updates Week Commencing - 30th September

By Unknown / 30 September, 2019

This week’s latest policy updates includes an update to the Medical Student Health and Safety Manual, which covers a wide range of useful information and can be shared with students at your practice.

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Are you friends with the people you manage?

By Lisa Wainwright / 30 September, 2019

What happens if one day you are no longer a teammate but instead become the boss? Transitioning from being one of the team to become practice manager is a big step that plenty of people have made – and it’s something many of us can struggle with.

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October Awareness Days Calendar

By Katerina Papangeli / 24 September, 2019

It's that time of the month again! We've put together our handy awareness days calendar detailing some of the key days coming up for October, and links to the official pages in case you would like to get involved.

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A job description for a perfect practice manager

By Simon Harker / 24 September, 2019

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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Policy Updates Week Commencing - 23rd September

By First Practice Management / 23 September, 2019

A Modern Slavery Statement Template is the latest new policy for FPM members.

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