FPM Facilitation Services


It is generally understood that internal facilitation of important meetings means that the input of the facilitator as a member of the team, however efficient a facilitator he or she may be, is lost to the process. To ensure that this does not happen, First Practice Management (FPM) can provide you with the services of experienced professional facilitators.

What we offer?

  • Support to the organisation lead during the planning process.
  • Design of a meaningful agenda which will address the organisation’s required outcomes.
  • Professional facilitation of the meeting itself.
  • Production of a report with agreed actions.

What kind of meetings can we facilitate?

  • We can work with GP practices to facilitate their annual planning meetings or “away-days”.
  • We can support emerging CCGs to facilitate their planning processes. 
  • We can work with GP practices to support their team building sessions.
  • We are available to support any other type of meeting required by any organisation.

"Richard was well prepared and used that knowledge to facilitate an extremely valuable meeting for us. He gave fact when asked for, left us to discuss issues when appropriate and gave straight talking opinion when appropriate or asked for. Some of my colleagues were nervous of being inundated with “management speak” and that was certainly not the case. I would feel very comfortable in recommending Richard to other colleagues."

Dr Shirley Tinnion, Aylesbury
Contact us on 0333 240 4010 - free, no obligation telephone consultation

What does it cost?

If you decide to go ahead the daily rate is as follows:-

For a full day:

£975 plus VAT, including preparation and facilitation of the event.

For a half day:

£629 plus VAT, including preparation and facilitation of the event.

* Please note that some more remote locations which necessitate an overnight stay may incur an additional charge.

What should I do next?

If you think you would like to go ahead or would like further information contact our administration team who will arrange for a consultant to contact you by telephone. This initial consultation is free of charge.

Please call us on 0333 240 4010 or fill out the enquiry form without obligation.


"I really enjoyed our session and would like to pass on my thanks for leading us through some challenging conversations."

Claire Wright, Practice Manager, Wellside Surgery

"We couldn't recommend First Practice Management highly enough. They came into our practice which was in crisis and has somehow managed to show us a way through our problems."

GP practice, North of England

"We have been delighted with the management consultancy service we have received from FPM. Ruth conducted a two day review of the whole Practice and team, and recommended a number of ways in which we could improve efficiency within the Practice. We are now in the process of recruiting a new Practice Manager and FPM have been instrumental in facilitating this and we look forward to completing the recruitment process with Ruth and her team."

Dr Kevin Tipper, Chorley

"We recently had a 2 day assessment of our practice, specifically focussing upon the management. We have all found it hugely beneficial in highlighting areas for improvement. A fresh pair of eyes has been invaluable in identifying weaknesses in our structure, and also training needs for staff."

Dr Jonathan Smith, South Hetton