Here at FPM we understand that your staff members are your best resources. A query we often receive is how to balance the needs of a colleague who has experienced a decline in health with the need of the practice to provide a high level of service and care to patients.
Here’s our definitive round-up of reviewed policies in the FPM policies and procedure library for January 2019. Notable changes include a significant update to our document for preventing the misuse of repeat prescriptions, which contains a wealth of information as well as a sample letter to patients and a medication ordering timetable.
You’re not completely happy with the performance of a new employee whose probation period ends soon - what’s the best approach to take? No one said dealing with HR issues would be easy…
We’re all thinking about reinventing ourselves once again, whether it’s signing up for that gym membership, sampling a vegan sausage roll or ‘generously’ giving away the biscuits at the back of the cupboard. But what about our professional lives – how do we re-evaluate the way we work?
According to research, British people eat three times as many baked beans as anybody else in Europe and drink 165 million cups of tea every day. How well do you fit that national profile, and more importantly, how does the CQC fit into all of this?
The National Data Opt-Out Programme was launched by NHS Digital on 25 May 2018, allowing patients to choose whether confidential information about their treatment can be used for research and planning.
The latest document updates include revisions to our document about preventing the misuse of repeat prescriptions, which contains a wealth of information on the topic as well a sample letter and medication ordering timetable. We also have updates to our Telephone Consultation Protocol and Private Medicals Policy.
We've put together our handy awareness days calendar showcasing the key days coming up for February, and links to the official pages in case you would like to get involved.
Do you suffer from those Monday morning blues, or are you recognising the tell-tale symptoms in staff at your GP practice? Here’s why today might be a good time to talk mental health and wellbeing.
Well that’s it for another year - all of the festive fun is over and done with. The tree is down, decorations have been packed up and twinkling lights tossed in the box to rear their tangled little heads again in 12 months’ time.
The latest document updates include revisions to our checklists for making sure all angles are covered when partners leave or start at your GP Practice. We also have updated versions of our Consent Protocol and Complaints Procedures for both England and Northern Ireland.
I believe that 2019 is the year to be curious. Working within the shifting landscape of primary care, engaging our curiosity is the best way to make informed decisions that will help us solve those recurring problems in our practices.
The start of a new year always provides a chance to take a fresh look at what's going on around us and plan for the year ahead. With us in the busiest time of year for GPs, principals and practice managers though, you may not have as much planning time as you’d like.
The new long-term NHS plan introduces a series of measures that affect primary care, including a program that will see the CQC assess practices on how ‘carer-friendly’ their service is.
Every January I have written a review of the previous year in general practice and discussed my hopes for the coming year. Reflecting on what I normally write, I want to be a little more optimistic about 2019.
The latest document updates include the Images and Audio Recording Protocol, featuring revised forms in the appendices which are now easier to use. The Annual Practice Report Guide is among the other documents that been reviewed since our last update in December.
It’s that time of year again, a land of fresh starts and new opportunities… we tell ourselves we’ll strive to stick to that pledge to reach our five a day, finally shake off that bad habit and maybe even make it to the gym once in a while. New Year, new start!
We've put together our most popular posts of 2018 in a free downloadable e-book! We hope you enjoy the read, and don't forget we'll be back with our first bulletin of 2019 on the 9th January.
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.