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Primary Care Weekly News Roundup 20th May 2022

By First Practice Management / 20 May, 2022

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

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Jubilee Bank Holiday - Are Your Practice Staff Entitled to the Time Off?

By Samantha Rigby / 18 May, 2022

With the celebratory Jubilee Bank Holiday fast approaching, are you required to give your staff the day off? We have all the advice you need and the steps you should take to find out if your staff are entitled to the time off.

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Policy Updates - Week Commencing 16th May 2022

By First Practice Management / 18 May, 2022

First Practice Management members can access a comprehensive and invaluable selection of sample documents in the Policies and Procedure Library.

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Sustainability: Ways to become a greener GP practice

By First Practice Management / 18 May, 2022

With the NHS being responsible for 4% of the country’s carbon emissions (for comparison 5.9% of our carbon footprint relates to air travel), GP practices have the opportunity to lead the way in environmental sustainability as well as improve patient health.

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A Step in the Right Direction – May is National Walking Month

By Jonathan Finch / 17 May, 2022

There are lots of things happening this month to celebrate National Walking Month, including the Living Streets #Try20 challenge. But do you know the health benefits of having meetings whilst walking?

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Primary Care Weekly News Roundup 13th May 2022

By First Practice Management / 13 May, 2022

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

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Keeping Meds Safe: Monitoring Temperatures On the Move

By First Practice Management / 11 May, 2022

Transporting medicines and vaccines in vehicles risks exposing temperature controlled drugs to extremes of temperature, which can rapidly reduce their efficacy. Monitoring specialists Remote Monitoring Ltd have developed a new and flexible solution developed to match individual requirements.

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GPs Struggle to refer patients for Mental Health Services

By Survindar Chahal / 10 May, 2022

A survey has found that two thirds of GPs are providing specialist mental health support and struggling to secure help for patients.

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New Finance Webinar: Partnership Issues and Disputes

By Jonathan Finch / 10 May, 2022

The date for the next free finance webinar in our series will be Tuesday 24th May at 11am, where our financial expert Phil Harnby will discuss Partnership Issues and Disputes. These sessions are open to all, so sign up now!

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Primary Care Weekly News Roundup 6th May 2022

By First Practice Management / 06 May, 2022

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

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Detoxifying the Workplace: GMC Seeks Proposal Feedback

By Jonathan Finch / 04 May, 2022

For the first time in a decade, the General Medical Council has updated the advice contained within their Good Medical Practice guidelines. Now they’re asking for feedback via three specially tailored surveys.

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May the 4th (and Mindfulness) Be With You!

By Survindar Chahal / 04 May, 2022

Second only to Ed Balls Day, May the 4th is now an annual fixture in the social media calendar, with an almost inexhaustible list of ‘May the 4th be with you” puns thrown in for some light comedy values and a jovial weblink. Here are a few things that the sci-fi epic can teach us about management in the modern day practice…

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Secret Diary of a PM: The Things We Say...

By Anonymous Blogger / 03 May, 2022

Our anonymous Practice Manager diarist gives us their thoughts on the things we say to our patients and the potential consequences.

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