We've put together our handy awareness days calendar showcasing the key days coming up for January, and links to the official pages in case you would like to get involved.
Christmas is a time of peace and goodwill to all PMs, when stockings overflow with gifts from grateful staff, patients queue to serenade the practice with carols and chestnuts roast over an open fire - risk assessment pending. Believe it or not though, it’s also a time when the odd thing can go wrong.
They are a great opportunity for practice managers to monitor the achievements, potential and development needs of staff at their practice - but are you getting the most out of performance appraisals?
This week’s review showcases the diverse range of documents available to FPM members. From dealing with media enquiries to guidelines for the use of email and managing your practice’s car park.
When you have a primary care team to lead, goals to achieve and tasks to complete, it’s important that you have the confidence and motivation to take things forward. But how do we achieve that feeling?
Christmas can be a difficult time of year for staffing levels, what with increases in sickness absence, mounds of holiday requests and the odd suspicious absence. So what happens in that moment when a member of staff refuses to work Christmas overtime?
This year our results reveal that the gender pay gap in practice management roles is at its widest point since we began reporting on it in 2016. Our findings show that men earned on average 15% more than women working in the same roles.
FPM’s annual Practice Manager Salary Survey results are in, and as always they make for fascinating reading. Here we take a closer look at some choice quotes from the survey, providing a snapshot of the state of people management in primary care today:
This week’s review includes an updated Christmas Party Policy, just to help us keep our festive cheer in check - we’re no Scrooges, but no-one wants to be turning up to work the next day with a hangover!
“It’s Christmas time, there’s no need to be afraid!” sang Bob Geldof and friends back in 1984. However is this always the case when it comes to the staff Christmas party?