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Primary Care Weekly News Roundup 29th April 2022

By First Practice Management / 29 April, 2022

A weekly roundup of all the important news GP practices need to know

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Digital Access to Patients' GP Records Delayed

By Jonathan Finch / 27 April, 2022

The date for allowing patients to view their own full GP records through the digital NHS app has been delayed again, to July 2022, according to some LMCs. We look at what has happened to date, and what might happen next.

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Study Shows Free Veteran-Friendly GP Practices Scheme Leads to More Effective Care

By First Practice Management / 27 April, 2022

The Royal College of GPs and NHS England are encouraging GP practices to become ‘Veteran-Friendly Accredited’ after a new evaluation by the University of Chester revealed that it leads to better healthcare for veterans and is recommended by 99% of practice staff.

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Net Zero in NHS Procurement

By Jonathan Finch / 26 April, 2022

From April 1st this year, NHSE began applying its net-zero carbon aims - and its social value priorities - to all commissioning and purchase of goods and services.

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May 2022 awareness calendar

By First Practice Management / 25 April, 2022

It's that time again! We've put together a handy awareness days calendar detailing some of the key days coming up in May 2022, with hyperlinks where available.

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Primary Care Weekly News Roundup 18th April 2022

By First Practice Management / 22 April, 2022

A weekly roundup of all the important news GP practices need to know

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Finance Webinar No 3 – Financial Forecasting

By Jonathan Finch / 20 April, 2022

Our next free finance session will be held on Thursday 28th April at 2pm on the topic of Financial Forecasting. In it, our financial guru Phil Harnby will give us all the inside information on how to forecast your practice finances like a pro.

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Practice GPs asked to join hospital wards rounds

By Survindar Chahal / 20 April, 2022

Nottinghamshire GPs have been asked by their CCG to set aside time to accompany hospital GPs on ward rounds and assist in discharging patients. This comes as the two local hospital trusts, as well as the East Midlands ambulance service, are in 'very challenging conditions,' according to an email issued to Nottinghamshire GPs.

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Will You Invest in Our Planet This Earth Day?

By Jonathan Finch / 19 April, 2022

The theme for Earth Day 2022 is “Invest in Our Planet” and this year it is happening on Friday April 22nd. With our handy advice, toolkits and resource links for primary care, what investment will you and your practice make this Earth Day?

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RemoteM Case Study: Health Care First

By First Practice Management / 13 April, 2022

Case study: when a multi-site GP practice in West Yorkshire needed to upgrade their refrigerator monitoring system, RemoteM's Out of Temperature Alarm System provided the perfect solution. Now fridge temperatures are monitored remotely with data automatically uploaded to the cloud.

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Employee Voice: one of the most underestimated tools in a PMs toolbox?

By Samantha Rigby / 12 April, 2022

Giving a voice to your employees is one of the most powerful things a manager can do. It's an underutilised tool available to all practice managers, so our HR expert Samantha Rigby explores what it is, how you can use it and the benefits that it can bring to your staff.

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Secret Diary: Happy New QOF Year

By Anonymous Blogger / 12 April, 2022

Our PM Secret Diarist gives their take on what it means to be a responsible employer, the potential Covid autumn booster campaign, and whether we can really start 'getting back to the day job' just yet.

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Primary Care Weekly News Roundup 8th April 2022

By First Practice Management / 08 April, 2022

A weekly roundup of all the important news GP practices need to know

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Mindfulness: Self-care and Why You Can't Do It All On Your Own

By Survindar Chahal / 06 April, 2022

Employee wellbeing is crucial - but we hear much less about how managers can look after their own mental wellbeing. Managers often overlook the fact that to be well-balanced and successful, they need to prioritise themselves sometimes, and avoid trying to do it all.

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Public satisfaction with NHS at lowest level in 25 years

By Jonathan Finch / 05 April, 2022

Overall satisfaction with the NHS fell to 36 per cent, down 17% since 2020 according to figures released this week. Just 38% of patients were satisfied with GP services. But what's the wider context to these headline figures?

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Criticism Over Government PPE Payments Following NAO Report

By Survindar Chahal / 04 April, 2022

A newly-released National Audit Office report lays bare the staggering cost of PPE, some of which isn't fit for purpose and much of which has been sourced using inadequate procurement methods.

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Primary Care Weekly News Roundup 1st April 2022

By First Practice Management / 01 April, 2022

A weekly roundup of all the important news GP practices need to know

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