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The Essential Five-Minute Guide to GDPR (Vlog)

By Gerry Devine / 30 May, 2018

It’s not just for the 25th – GDPR is for life. The biggest change to data protection law for decades may not be the best gift we’ve ever received, but it’s been emphasised that it’s an evolution rather than a revolution. Here are five important things to know about GDPR!

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One bad day at the practice: PMs share their horror stories

By First Practice Management / 30 May, 2018

Everyone has bad days at work, but for a Practice Manager this can mean the equivalent of five bad days rolled into one. The life of a PM can feel isolated, but don’t worry because you are not alone, as some of these tales will assure you…

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Policy Updates - Week Commencing 28th May 2018

By First Practice Management / 30 May, 2018

May 25 has finally come and gone, but that doesn’t mean we’re finished with GDPR! This week’s changes to the FPM Policy Library include updates to documents on Caldicott, fees and medical records, all in place to help keep FPM members compliant.

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June Awareness Days Calendar

By Bethany McCormack / 29 May, 2018

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

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Policy Updates - Week Commencing 21st May 2018

By First Practice Management / 23 May, 2018

This week’s changes to the FPM Policy Library includes updates to documents on subjects including patient registration and the recording of patient data.

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What does it mean to work at scale in general practice?

By First Practice Management / 23 May, 2018

The constantly shifting landscape of general practice can present significant challenges, all against a backdrop of rising demand and diminishing resources. However, it also presents opportunities for us to introduce new ways of working and develop services to improve patient care.

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Handling data breaches under GDPR (Video)

By Survindar Chahal / 22 May, 2018

Last week we talked about data breaches and how to deal with them under GDPR – as we’re closing in on the implementation date of May 25, we’ve put together a quick video to show you the process.

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Test your knowledge with the GDPR quiz

By First Practice Management / 21 May, 2018

GDPR is fast approaching and we have been working hard to get FPM members ready. You can now access a brand new GDPR toolkit section to help tackle those difficult tasks. As we draw closer its time to test your knowledge!

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First Practice Management Needs You!

By First Practice Management / 18 May, 2018

Once again we are very pleased to be nominated for the GP Practice Awards - and this time we need your help!

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GDPR and Data Breaches: What you need to know

By Survindar Chahal / 16 May, 2018

I’m guessing when you hear ‘data breach’ you’re thinking of Tom Cruise hanging from a ceiling in a secret government facility. Here's a quick guide to what data breaches mean in the context of general practice...

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Policy Updates - Week Commencing 14th May 2018

By First Practice Management / 16 May, 2018

With GDPR implementation just around the corner, we’ve put together a Data Breach Risk Register to help FPM members stay compliant. This week we’ve also updated a series of documents on locum appointment, COSHH and fit notes.

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Secret Diary of a PM: When is a temporary patient not temporary?

By Anonymous Blogger / 15 May, 2018

This week has seen me getting closely involved with issues surrounding a temporary patient who seemed to be here more than at home, and had some rather strange expectations – an issue that took many hours to resolve.

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Could mediation defuse a damaging situation at your practice?

By Lisa Wainwright / 14 May, 2018

Over the past 50 years, workplace conflict in primary care and beyond has shifted emphasis from collective industrial action to the rights of individuals within the workplace, with employees pursuing individual claims in employment tribunals - which can end up an expensive proposition for employers.

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Policy Updates - Week Commencing 7th May 2018

By First Practice Management / 09 May, 2018

As we head into May, we have added even more GDPR compliant documents for FPM members to help them stay ahead of the curve.

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Secret Diary of a PM – GDPR Update

By Anonymous Blogger / 09 May, 2018

The General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) come into force on 25 May 2018. To help GP practice managers prepare, we’ve added a wide range of documents to our Policy Library and GDPR Toolkit for members. Here, our anonymous blogger shares an update on their preparations for GDPR…

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Learn the lingo: GDPR definitions video

By Bethany McCormack / 08 May, 2018

The implementation date for GDPR is fast approaching so as that date draws closer we thought we would get you ready with a series of informative, bite-size videos all under two minutes!

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Aren’t Jedi Knights just Practice Managers with Lightsabres?

By Survindar Chahal / 04 May, 2018

Second only to Ed Balls Day, May the 4th is now an annual fixture in the social media calendar, with an almost inexhaustible list of ‘May the 4th be with you” puns thrown in for some light comedy values and a jovial weblink. Here are a few things that the sci-fi epic can teach us about management in the modern day practice…

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Policy Updates - Week Commencing 30th April 2018

By First Practice Management / 02 May, 2018

As we head into May, we have added even more GDPR compliant documents for FPM members to help them stay ahead of the curve.

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Does the NHS need to be cut off from politics?

By Bethany McCormack / 02 May, 2018

Short answer – yes. Seriously though, at times the NHS feels like a rare sports trading card or collector’s edition toy that political parties squabble over in the schoolyard, or even worse a bargaining chip.

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Did you know… FPMS Pro has a handy To-Do List Tool?

By First Practice Management / 01 May, 2018

FPMS Pro is a fantastic new suite of tools and features that’s been designed to meet the needs of primary care managers. Why not upgrade today to join the hundreds of PMs who’ve already signed up for access to tools including Holiday Planner, Drug Manager and Fridge Monitor?

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