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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...

Thu, 31 Aug 2006
The Expert Patients Programme (EPP) is a training course that promotes the self- management of patients with long-term health conditions. Sonia Clark contends that, while the EPP’s positive concept should be taken up by more practices, the course’s title might lead some to believe “expert” refers to a specialist medical knowledge, rather than experience of living with a disease …
Thu, 31 Aug 2006
Since the approval of the new General Medical Services contract in 2004, partnerships in general practice can now include nonclinical members of the primary healthcare team, as well as practice nurses. Simon Carvell, a GP partner, asks: will this open the floodgates for a new breed of practice manager partner? And is general practice ready for this development?
Thu, 31 Aug 2006
Over the last decade, fire regulations have been renewed and amended. So, in a bid to streamline fire regulations, one common piece of legislation will be introduced on 1 October 2006: The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. Wendy Garcarz outlines what practices need to know about this new fire safety legislation, and the steps you need to take to implement it
Thu, 31 Aug 2006
As the first port of call for often anxious or disgruntled patients, the practice receptionist has a demanding role. The need to keep things running smoothly can be a challenge when faced with high appointment requests, noisy waiting rooms and a barrage of enquiries. Pat Pinchess shares her view of general practice, and reveals how she manages to get a good reception …
Thu, 31 Aug 2006
Before launching a new career as a general practice manager, Carl Beard ran a healthcare practice in the Royal Air Force (RAF). He reveals the differences between the two environments, and how he coped with the change from a military to a civilian setting
Thu, 31 Aug 2006
The professional education of practice managers is in a muddle, argues Allan Hildon. There has been inconsistent advice over training, and ill-matched educational products continue to be offered. Yet recent initiatives, such as the 2003 competency framework, have presented an opportunity for a new, coherent approach to practice management training and education
Wed, 31 May 2006
With new NHS IT initiatives and the increase of paperless surgeries, computers are more essential than ever to today’s practices. So it’s vital that IT staff are on hand to remedy any computer problems that may arise. But as Simon Wright illustrates, efforts should be made to ensure data security is not compromised by the accessibility of computer records