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10 everyday work habits that put your data at risk

By Shred-it / 28 August, 2019

According to a Bloomberg Business story, a cyber-criminal can crack a six-character password that has all lowercase letters in just 10 minutes. Using simple passwords is just one of the common work habits that can result in a data breach risk for you and your practice.

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Policy Updates Week Commencing - 26th of August

By First Practice Management / 27 August, 2019

Our Policy and Procedure Library is constantly being updated in line with the changes and developments to policy and law that affect primary care.

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An introduction to social media for GP practices

By First Practice Management / 27 August, 2019

Many practices managers are discussing how they should promote their Practices on social media platforms. But how do you reach out to the public and how can it benefit your patients?

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September Awareness Days Calendar

By First Practice Management / 27 August, 2019

September is set to be a busy month with lots of awareness days happening, so be sure to get ahead and check them out now!

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What are the biggest issues surrounding Primary Care Networks?

By First Practice Management / 21 August, 2019

Primary Care Networks are one of the hottest topics in healthcare, and as we all get used to this latest shift in the NHS landscape, there has been a lot of confusion around the finer details.

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Policy Updates Week Commencing - 19th of August

By First Practice Management / 20 August, 2019

FPM members can now access updated policies and procedures including our Patient Asking to Record Consultation document, reviewed in light of new guidance issued by the MDDUS around whether GPs can ask patients not to film their faces.

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FPM Wellbeing: Putting our best foot forward

By Gerry Devine / 20 August, 2019

The are many definitions of social prescribing in primary care, but the one that resonates most with me is enabling individuals to take personal responsibility for their own health and wellbeing. Recently I asked myself - how can we apply that to ourselves?

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HR Case File: How Do I Accommodate Term-Time Only Working?

By Lisa Wainwright / 19 August, 2019

A member of the GP practice staff comes to you with a request to work during term-time only so that they can balance work with caring for their children during the school holidays. What would be your first step? No one said dealing with HR issues would be easy…

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Practice Manager Job Satisfaction Survey Results 2019

By First Practice Management / 14 August, 2019

The results are in for the 2019 FPM Practice Manager Job Satisfaction Survey.

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Policy Updates Week Commencing - 12th August 2019

By First Practice Management / 13 August, 2019

Our Policy and Procedure Library is constantly being updated in line with the changes and developments to policy and law that affect primary care.

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Managing your workload part two - Refining The Eisenhower Matrix

By Survindar Chahal / 12 August, 2019

Last week we talked improving your timekeeping, introducing the Eisenhower Matrix and working out the difference between what’s important and what’s urgent. Now let’s look at refining that technique even further.

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13 key quotes from FPM’s Job Satisfaction Survey 2019

By First Practice Management / 07 August, 2019

The results from our Job Satisfaction Survey 2019 are in! We aimed to shine a light on the most pressing issues faced by practice managers and received plenty of eye-opening feedback.

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Policy Updates - Week Commencing 5th August 2019

By First Practice Management / 06 August, 2019

This week’s policy review includes an extensive update to the FPM Text Messaging (To Patients) Protocol. It includes updates around GDPR, training for using SMS software and data processing.

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HR Case File: Is One of My Staff Members a Bully?

By Lisa Wainwright / 06 August, 2019

You’ve been made aware that a member of the practice staff is bullying their colleagues, but no-one is prepared to speak up and make a formal complaint – what should be your first step? FPM’s HR expert Lisa Wainwright is here to help.

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Managing Your Workload Part One - The Eisenhower Matrix

By Survindar Chahal / 05 August, 2019

It’s a common thread in comments we hear from practice managers – you spend 99% of your time putting out one proverbial fire after another.

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