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It’s our 50th edition

Wednesday 13th December 2017

We can’t contain our excitement here at the MiP headquarters — it’s our 50th edition! MiP has been running for more than a decade, and over that time the changes we have seen in the profession have been something to talk about, such as roles changing from the conventional route of ‘practice manager’ to ‘transformational manager’. We have also seen the NHS space evolve, as well as the typical practice manager role expand from one largely focused on...

Mon, 1 Jan 2007
Age discrimination legislation came into effect on 1 October 2006, although its full impact may not be immediately clear to a lot of managers. Considered to be the most significant and far-reaching piece of employment legislation since the Disability Discrimination Act of 1995, it affects virtually everyone in the workplace, as Patricia Gray explains …
Mon, 1 Jan 2007
The year ahead will see the introduction of several government initiatives focusing on the education and training of young people. There are campaigns directly aimed at improving the health of young people and, perhaps more significantly, the introduction of a new diploma for 14–19-year-olds seems likely to open up increased educational opportunities in the healthcare sector
Mon, 1 Jan 2007
Glynis Buckle is a former practice manager who now works as an associate postgraduate dean. Here, she discusses her role and responsibilities, and reveals how skills gained and developed in practice management can be transferred to a medical educational environment. She also looks at the opportunities available in this field for practice managers seeking fresh challenges
Mon, 1 Jan 2007
Edward Picot has worked as a practice manager for several years and is all too familiar with the typical mishaps, pitfalls and problems that can occur in general practice, and with the lighthearted events that add colour to a busy surgery. In the first of his new, regular diary feature, Edward reflects on the strange case of the booking of the absent-minded locum GP …
Mon, 1 Jan 2007
The threat of an influenza pandemic – whether or not a strain of the H5N1 avian flu virus – still looms large, with many experts believing that such an event is inevitable. What is certain is the strain this would put on primary care resources. This Management in Practice special report looks at the implications of a flu pandemic and asks: are practices adequately prepared?
Mon, 1 Jan 2007
England’s national director of pandemic influenza preparedness, Professor Lindsey Davies, considers the potential impact of a pandemic and discusses the critical role that primary care would be expected to play. She also suggests that increasing the level of general practice involvement in planning is critical to the development of integrated and effective response arrangements
Mon, 1 Jan 2007
Last year, a fire at practice manager Ruth Wood’s surgery in Leeds destroyed the building, along with invaluable data and documentation. Here, she describes how she and her practice team coped with this disaster, the steps they took to continue services for thousands of patients, and what precautions can be taken to ensure that all is not lost in the event of such catastrophes