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GP Patient Satisfaction

By Siobhan Smith / 17 August, 2022

Patient satisfaction with GPs in England has slumped to a new low as the effects of Covid-19, staff shortages and lack of appointments reach breaking point.

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A Fluid Situation – How Practices Can Conserve Water in World Water Week

By Jonathan Finch / 17 August, 2022

World Water Week takes place this year from 23rd August until 1st September. But why and how should we save water? We explain how saving water can save practices money and save our environment.

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What we learned from the FPM 2020 Practice Manager Salary Survey

By Samantha Rigby / 17 August, 2022

As we get ready to release the results from last year's FPM Practice Manager Salary Survey, we look back at what we found out in 2020.

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Policy Updates - Week Commencing 15th August 2022

By First Practice Management / 17 August, 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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What's in a Name? Secret Diary August Update

By Anonymous Blogger / 16 August, 2022

Our anonymous Practice Manager and Secret Diarist gives an insight into the pressures of August and how a simple trick involving a role title change can cut complaints and boost patient confidence.

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Primary Care Weekly News Roundup 12th August 2022

By First Practice Management / 12 August, 2022

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

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NHS 111 hack described as ‘The New Normal’

By Survindar Chahal / 10 August, 2022

Patients calling NHS 111 have been warned of delays after a major cyberattack on the provider that supplies software to NHS services was identified on Thursday – but cybersecurity experts have said that we should expect more in future.

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Calculating Casual Workers' Holiday Pay

By Ciara Burns / 10 August, 2022

A recent landmark judgement by the Supreme Court in the case of Harpur Trust v Brazel on the calculation of holiday pay has brought significant changes in how employers should calculate holiday pay for those who work in casual employment.

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Chaperoning In the Age of Digital Consultations

By Jonathan Finch / 10 August, 2022

Traditionally, chaperones have been used in face-to-face appointments, where the patient, medical professional and chaperone are in the same room together. But with the recent pandemic and the rise in virtual appointments, how should we view the role of a chaperone, and how should it work in practice?

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Primary Care Weekly News Roundup 5th August 2022

By First Practice Management / 05 August, 2022

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

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Safe Patient Care: the Importance of Clinical Notes Summarising

By Gerry Devine / 03 August, 2022

The success of any practice to meet its CQC obligation of safe patient care depends on many factors, but effectively summarising clinical notes is one of the most important. It also helps with continuity of care and effective use of appointment time, as Thornfield's Gerry Devine explains.

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Cycle to Work - Celebrating Pedal Power

By Ciara Burns / 03 August, 2022

Cycling is one of the best ways to incorporate exercise into your daily routine and it can also help the environment and your bank balance. Here we look at how to encourage employees to start cycling and where to get further information.

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Mindfulness and Strategic Planning

By Survindar Chahal / 02 August, 2022

Part of every practice manager’s ‘journey’ seems to be learning who we are and how we fit into the bigger picture around us—family, friends, community, society and work. Like any journey, you need to know where you are going to understand what and why you do the things that get you there.

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