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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...

Wed, 31 May 2006
The advent of digital technology has meant that typing up dictated referral letters from GPs no longer need involve searching for lost cassettes and grappling with tape. Dr Peter Crouch assesses the value of dictation devices for practice managers who may be considering adopting a digital transcription system for their surgery
Wed, 31 May 2006
A new breed of healthcare professional, called a medical care practitioner, is likely to feature in the multidisciplinary general practice of the future. This Management in Practice report looks at this new role, currently being developed in the UK, which is modelled on the North American physician assistant, who is trained to diagnose, manage and treat illnesses under the supervision of a doctor
Wed, 31 May 2006
With the raised profile of primary care providers in the modernisation plan for the NHS, the role that general practice plays is more significant than ever. It will be expected to take an active part in commissioning services across the board for the population it serves. That means producing meaningful strategic plans. It is also undergoing detailed performance monitoring by PCTs, measuring services, and clinical and organisational effectiveness. Strategic planning influences all of these things – in particular, a practice’s ability to assess and manage risk
Wed, 31 May 2006
When looking to appoint a new practice manager, some GP partners’ rather unrealistic expectations might be unnerving for candidates. However, certain managerial qualities can help bring harmony to a practice with its own longstanding customs. Judith Harvey, herself a practice partner for several years, reveals the ideal strengths and abilities that are much sought after by GPs
Wed, 31 May 2006
Agenda for Change (AfC) and the Knowledge and Skills Framework (KSF) are set to shake up the NHS significantly. Although implementation of AfC in primary care is on a voluntary basis only, its adoption – and that of the KSF – can provide key benefits to practices, argues Paul Edwards, by establishing clearly defined sets of responsibilities and means of improving skills
Wed, 31 May 2006
“Firm 1” is the name given to a training scheme in which medical students are given the opportunity to learn more about primary care by spending part of their time in a surgery. Such a scheme requires organised management to facilitate its success. Dr Kate Thomas introduces the scheme and its objectives, and manager Melanie Price reflects on her early experiences of setting it up
Wed, 1 Mar 2006
With so many tasks to attend to, practice managers may be forgiven for believing they might struggle to find time to follow a CPD programme. But by keeping managers up-to-date with a changing workplace, developing transferable skills and ensuring the highest competence, such programmes provide considerable benefits …