Our anonymous blogger and practice manager gives an update on post-Covid accounting, the woes of computer systems, and a CQC update on the changing nature of primary care assessments.
Your handy July Awareness Calendar is here. We've detailed all important awareness days and weeks coming up this month so that you can get involved too.
The FPM Staff Salary Survey Results 2023 are now live! We dive into the comprehensive findings from our survey, shedding light on the challenges surrounding staff salaries and the impact of insufficient funding, rising living costs, and pay disparities on staff remuneration.
Dressing for the office during the summer can be a challenge for many; what is acceptable and unacceptable? Here we explore how employers and staff can strike the right balance, and some of the pitfalls to watch out for.
The FPM HR helpline sees hundreds of queries each year from practice manager members, some common and some not so common. In this third part of our new series of articles, our HR expert Ciara Burns looks at work social events.
19th to 24th June is Cervical Screening Awareness week, a week-long campaign dedicated to raising awareness of cervical screening, explaining the process and encouraging women to attend cervical screening tests.
Working as a Practice Manager these days is not without its challenges, but we can often learn coping mechanisms from the experience of others. Here FPM's Secret Diarist and anonymous Practice Manager tells us how they deal with controlling GP Partners.
This week, nations across the world will be celebrating men’s health week (12th - 18th June). The theme this year revolves around men’s health and the internet. Read on for tips and resources on this important issue.
The FPM HR helpline sees hundreds of queries each year from practice manager members, some common and some not so common. In this second part of our new series of articles, our HR expert Ciara Burns looks at the subject of Contracts of Employment.
Did you know that the NHS turns 75 on 5th July this year? There is a long way yet to go to get the truly world-beating service NHS staff and patients want. But we can all support the NHS by celebrating the NHS in style. Here are just a few ideas to get you started.
On May 19th, the National Audit Office published a report called “Support for innovation to deliver net zero”, and all areas of society will need to be involved. How should our sector react to this initiative and what should we be doing to play our part in achieving net zero?
The NHS Delivery Plan for Recovering Access to Primary Care presents a roadmap for addressing the challenges faced by GP practices and improving patient care. In this article, we explore the proposals and their potential implications for GP practices.
Mental health is a crucial component of overall well-being, and it's important that employers prioritise their employees' mental health needs. In this article, I will provide some practical ideas for promoting mental health in your office.
Some thoughts from our Secret Trainer on the recent "patient first contact assessment" requirement - what first steps should you take, and what are some continuous improvement tools can you use to be successful?