Strictly having the X Factor means I’m really Baked Off...

By Gerry Devine / 30 September, 2014

I have recently run a number of courses for Practice Managers who are striving to ensure that their businesses are fit for the future. These sessions went really well, they were based on the traditional and well proven aspirational model Goal, Reality, Options, Way Forward (GROW...

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Workplace discrimination - can you spot it?

By Survindar Chahal / 23 September, 2014

A surgery in Pennsylvania learned the hard way that discrimination within the workplace can be extremely damaging to any business’ reputation. After going viral last week, a letter from Visnich Oral Surgery laying off a long-time employee with cancer has had far reaching consequences...


6 interesting facts from previous practice manager salary surveys

By Nicole Gallagher / 16 September, 2014

The Salary Survey is an important tool for Practice Managers to have a voice and to gauge whether they are getting paid the same as other PMs in similar regions and across the country.  So on the survey’s tenth birthday, we thought we’d have a look back at last year’s results, and tell you what we learned from all your responses...


The Secret Diary of a Practice Manager Part 18

By Anonymous Blogger / 16 September, 2014

We are better off together – no, not the referendum. Please correct me if I am wrong, but I thought the abolition of the PCT was to let practices to take more control. This would then allow them to be more hands on through being part of the CCG...


Free Tickets to Best Practice for FPM Members

By First Practice Management / 15 September, 2014

First Practice Management (FPM) will be exhibiting at Best Practice and we have 20 free passes for our network to join us, register here now to attend the event for free, saving £699. See us on stand D39 and hear NHS chief exec, Simon Stevens joins RT Hon Jeremy Hunt and RT Hon Andy Burnham...

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NHS Pensions 2015 and beyond

By Charan Sarai / 10 September, 2014

An increase in life expectancy across the UK means we now have many more years to spend enjoying ourselves during retirement. However, while the idea of spending weeks at a time on exotic cruises or golfing all over the world might sound like an exciting prospect after years of hard graft...


Practice Manager Salary Survey 2014

By First Practice Management / 10 September, 2014

The average advertised UK salary has increased by 0.9% this year according to Adzuna. This is the first increase in wages since the beginning of the recession. Although this is a positive sign, there are also signs of an increasing gap between wage growth in different areas of the country...


Dealing with abuse on social media

By Nicole Gallagher / 02 September, 2014

The fastest growing group of tweeters in the world are those in the 55 - 64 age bracket, and the 45-54 for Facebook. Why is this relevant to GP Practices? Because these statistics from Callbox-Au  prove that social media platforms are no longer just reserved for Students planning parties and posting ‘Gap Yah’ photos.With 1.61 Billion people using social media...


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