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How I beat a bully to become a better Practice Manager

By Anonymous Blogger / 29 May, 2019

A practice manager shares their story of what led them to fall in love with general practice – and how the experience of overcoming the bullying behaviour of a colleague helped them become a better manager.

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Policy Updates - Week Commencing 27th May 2019

By First Practice Management / 29 May, 2019

The latest policy updates for FPM members includes a new Mental Health in the Workplace document.

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A guide to handling data breaches under GDPR (Video)

By Survindar Chahal / 28 May, 2019

Data breaches and how to deal with them under GDPR continues to be a big issue for GP practices - we put together a quick video to break down the process.

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Financial implications of Primary Care Networks still unclear

By RMT / 28 May, 2019

One of the hottest topics of conversation among general practitioners and practice managers this year has been the plans for the formation of new Primary Care Networks (PCNs).

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Secret Diary of a PM – CQC’s New Phone Inspections

By Anonymous Blogger / 22 May, 2019

I am sure that I’m not the only one who sometimes dreads a call or a letter from the CQC to say they are paying us a visit or, with the recent changes, planning a telephone inspection.

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Policy Updates - Week Commencing 20th May 2019

By First Practice Management / 22 May, 2019

The latest policy updates for FPM members includes a new Work Performance - Conduct Procedure for Managing Poor Work Performance document.

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How to be prepared for a knife attack in your GP surgery

By Keith Buckingham / 21 May, 2019

This year’s wave of knife crime within the UK should be a wake-up call to all practice managers to review, update and rehearse their Violence and Aggression policies and review how to react to a panic alarm.

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Administration is killing GP Practices – Is there a cure?

By Olivia Beke / 20 May, 2019

Gone are the days of GPs putting all of their time towards patient consultations. We are in an era of online moaners, email warriors and lawsuit attempters - it has never been so important to ensure all backs are covered.

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How can your practice cope with the GP shortage?

By Simon Harker / 14 May, 2019

It’s no secret that as the need for primary care services grows, general practice is struggling to recruit the GPs needed to meet demand. How can GP practices in the worst-hit area take steps to meet demand?

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Policy Updates - Week Commencing 13th May 2019

By First Practice Management / 14 May, 2019

This week’s update is to the FPM members’ Tookit Area, where you can find a new Mental Health in the Workplace document including a sample Mental Health Plan.

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How to complete the mandatory Primary Care Network (PCN) Agreement

By DR Solicitors / 10 May, 2019

The national template Primary Care Network Agreement has been published by NHS England. As readers should be aware, the Network Agreement must be finalised and signed by 30 June 2019.

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FPM Staff Salary Survey 2019 – Practice managers ‘can’t afford to pay staff fairly’

By First Practice Management / 08 May, 2019

The results for First Practice Management's staff salary survey are here, revealing that 56% of GP practice managers feel that their budget doesn’t allow them to pay their staff fairly.

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The NHS App: New advice issued for Practice Managers

By Simon Harker / 08 May, 2019

The NHS App has been designed to provide a simple, secure way for patients to access NHS services using their smartphone or tablet. NHS Digital has provided new information for GP practice managers about what they need to do to prepare for the rollout.

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Policy Updates - Week Commencing 6th May 2019

By First Practice Management / 07 May, 2019

This week’s update is to the FPM members’ Tookit Area, where you can find an easy-to-use QOF Aspiration & Achievement Monitoring Toolkit for 2019/20.

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Digitisation & Primary Care Networks (PCN): News Update for PMs

By Anonymous Blogger / 07 May, 2019

One of FPM’s associates has prepared a round-up of the things PMs need to know right now, including updates on primary care networks and digitisation of patients’ notes, sharing their thoughts on how the stories are affecting general practice.

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GDPR and accessing medical records - A practice manager's guide

By Survindar Chahal / 07 May, 2019

FPM looks into some of the big questions surrounding Subject Access Requests and the Data Protection Act 2018. What are the differences between requests from insurers and solicitors, and is its ever possible to charge for SARs?

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Secret Diary of a CQC Inspector: CQC Phone Inspections

By Anonymous Blogger / 01 May, 2019

The past few months have seen some quite significant changes to how the CQC inspects GP practices. The main difference is that now practices will get an `inspection` over the phone, which is a departure from the online questionnaire we all expected.

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Senior Practice Operations Manager - London, SE11

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Salary: £37,525 - £48,246 p/a

Practice Manager - Cambridge

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Salary: £55,000 p/a DoE

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