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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...

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The role of practice manager is a multifaceted and varied one. As Jacqui Jones and Andrea Williams found, it can also provide the opportunity for ambitious individuals to utilise their multiple skills by moving into consultancy. This article looks at the transition from manager to consultant, and how practice management experience can bring benefits to this role
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Locum GPs are becoming more widespread, as the position offers benefits to doctors and practices alike. But when employing locums, there are several issues to consider that at first may not be apparent – insurance, settlement terms and sickness reimbursement, to name just a few. So Stuart Harrison has put together this handy guide to locum GPs for practice managers
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Managing staff members’ performance can seem a daunting task and one that is difficult to measure or alter for better productivity. Patricia Gray suggests ways practice managers can take responsibility for performance improvement, and explains how successful performance management can lead to better relationships between you and your employees
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Healthcare is undergoing structural change, and new-style leaders are needed to deliver the required changes. Experts claim that coaching and mentoring is vital to the development of these new leaders, providing best professional practice and optimum implementation. So how do you choose the right coach, and who is coaching the coaches? Elizabeth Gates investigates …
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Zoee Heathcote started work as a practice manager in June, having previously managed at an acute trust. To add to this sense of change, the practice itself was in a state of transition …
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All too often, angry and demanding patients or their companions cross the line into unacceptable behaviour and physical aggression. Practice staff should not have to put up with this; nor do they need to. By reporting any incidents of violence to the NHS Security Management Service, practice staff can help to prosecute aggressors and demonstrate that such violence will not be tolerated