It’s that time of year again! As October is the spookiest season of the year and Halloween is approaching, we want to share five horrifying leadership issues every practice manager should avoid this year.
Our Confidentiality Policy and Summarising Patients’ Notes Procedure are the latest documents to be updated in our Policy Library. FPM works with Practice Managers to make sure we provide the most up-to-date information to members.
It's that time of the month again! We've put together our handy awareness days calendar detailing some of the key days coming up for November, and links to the official pages in case you would like to get involved.
Working in healthcare, politics may often tend to provoke some kind of debate, but in today’s heated environment, people can easily turn an opinion into a fiery discussion that draws in individuals who may not even wish to get involved.
Our Transfer Patient Records (To/From Another Practice) Protocol has been updated to reflect the ongoing efforts to digitise Lloyd George patient records by 2022, part of the five-year GMS contract agreement.
Summer is officially coming to an end, and we hope you got involved with our FPM Wellbeing ideas for primary care managers, whether it was organising a coffee morning, thinking about social prescribing or getting your team together to enjoy a park run!
Every GP practice manager works under unique circumstances, but education and experience are two key factors to unlocking success in primary care. An ILM-accredited professional management certification can provide the skills and knowledge to boost your career.
A positive mindset does not mean trying to stay positive every second of every day, or that optimism is warranted in every situation.
Bullying is not illegal - but should it be? February 2019 saw a ‘Healthy Workplace Bill’ considered in 32 of America’s states, which aims to give employers the tools to eliminate bullying and provide employees with a legal lifeline by making it punishable by law.
This week we are highlighting the addition of a Paramedic Practitioner job description and person specification to the Job Descriptions and Person Specification Library.
Just the idea of a CQC inspection can be enough to send a shiver down the spine of even the most cool and collected of Practice Managers - but it's also an opportunity to show just how good a job you and your staff are doing.
Thornfields' Charan Sarai talks us through the power of kindness, its significance when leading your team and the effect this has on your GP practice.
October 10th is the date set by the World Health Organisation to raise awareness of mental health issues around the world and combat the stigma that surrounds it.
A Staff Screening & Immunisation Policy is the latest new policy addition for FPM members. It contains the latest guidance from the CQC and the Green Book so practices can ensure staff have received the immunisations according to their roles and maintain a record for future inspections.
Our annual Practice Manager Salary Survey is now well underway, with hundreds of managers already taking part. Let’s take a look at the key findings from the 2018 survey to remind ourselves of what we discovered.
It’s World Mental Health Day this week, a great moment to stop and lift our heads above the parapet of daily life. Paul Farmer, CEO of MIND, recently tweeted that “the NHS is losing 348,028 working days a month [due to anxiety, stress and depression]”. Something is not working.
First Practice Management will be exhibiting at Best Practice, ‘the home of general practice’, at Birmingham’s NEC on October 9 and 10. Come and find us at stand E25, plus keep an eye out for our speaker Maria Stacy’s talk on Social Prescribing.
The Practice Manager Salary Survey 2019 launched last week, and to mark the occasion we have decided to revisit this article all about making the most of your money.
I hear from GP practice managers all over the country about their experiences of stepping out in faith to embrace positivity and tackle the challenges that confront them.