a weekly roundup of all the important news GP Practices need to know
A weekly roundup of all the important news GP Practices need to know
A report showing how hospital trusts took over the running of primary care services saved some GP practices from closure.
Practices everywhere can breathe a sigh of relief on the 31st March, because the QOF rush is over for another year. The 31st of March is a bit like New Year's Eve in general practice. It’s a time to celebrate and reflect; time to stop waking up in a pool of QOF-induced sweat during the night.
First Practice Management (FPM) Group’s annual staff salary survey is now under way, and in previous years hundreds of managers in primary healthcare have helped us to give you information on the average salaries for general practice staff up and down the country.
Demotion is not an area explicitly covered by law. Although mentioned as an alternative disciplinary sanction by ACAS, it is in the courts where precedence and guidance originates on how to use demotion fairly.
The publication of finalised revalidation guidance for nurses and midwives is expected in October with the process taking place in spring 2016. This procedure is to demonstrate that practise is being completed safely and it will strengthen the renewal process...
Appraisals are an important task for managers to complete, that’s why the next vlog focuses on how to undertake them and make sure they’re successful. In this video Charan Sarai one of our Practice Manager Advisers discusses in depth the purpose of appraisals and what preparation you need to conduct.
Remuneration and salaries are always a controversial topic and - like most professions - there isn’t a job specification that fits all practice managers and roles. Because of this, pay can be quite varied across the board.
Last Wednesday saw First Practice Management (FPM) Group hold their second CQC Roadshow of the year at The Silk Mill in Derby and once again the event was a huge success. Over 80 delegates registered an interest in the roadshow and those who attended said the event was ‘relevant’, ‘specific’ and that they enjoyed the interactive format.
The Institute for Fiscal Studies announced earlier this year that incomes had grown by 1.8 per cent between 2011/2012 and 2014/2015. It may have been a slow economic recovery, but figures suggested that incomes were finally back to pre-recession figures. But has this current trend been replicated for Practice Managers across the UK?
The Practice Manager Salary & Bonus Survey will begin on 2nd September - as it enters it's 11th year, we decided to breakdown 9 important lessons we learned from 2014’s survey…
As part of First Practice Management (FPM) Group’s ‘aspects of managing’ vlog series, our newest video focuses on how to manage your emails efficiently. Following on from our last vlog on leadership qualities featuring Charan Sarai, this month’s video is presented by Practice Manager Adviser, Gerry Devine.