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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, 1 Mar 2006
Hello to all you established, experienced and highly competent practice managers. I am a very new, very inexperienced, but I hope not totally incompetent, practice manager who has been asked to give my perspective on the world of general practice management, while it is all still fresh enough to be able to remember what it is like in the “outside world” ...
Wed, 1 Mar 2006
Established under the new GMS contract, the Working in Partnership Programme (WiPP) aims to facilitate and improve workload management in general practice. The scheme should not only help train and support practice managers, but could also give them a key role in reshaping services by identifying areas for change
Wed, 1 Mar 2006
Timetabling the often-unpredictable schedules of staff can be a problem for many practices. For Dr Fiona Stoddart, attempts to plan a rota system manually in a hectic practice proved too much. Fortunately, help was close at hand – her husband set about creating staff rota software to take away her troubles …
Wed, 1 Mar 2006
Frustrated by monthly practice management forums that failed to address issues directly relevant to practice managers, Ruth Wood and her fellow managers took action. They negotiated a reassessment of what the meetings were for. The result was the discovery that such forums can be opportunities for real debate and the catalyst for effective change …
Wed, 1 Mar 2006
The whole area of Health & Safety legislation and NHS requirements is complex, and the unique position of independent contractors can make compliance difficult to understand. One of the most frequently asked questions from practice managers is, “What is the legal requirement for Statutory & Mandatory training, and which legislation/regulation is it linked to?”
Wed, 1 Mar 2006
Recent advances in the recognition of the importance of the practice manager’s role have been very exciting. The significance of the government featuring the role so prominently in the nGMS contract should not be underestimated. Neither, however, should the significance of the introduction in late 2005 of a vocational training scheme (VTS) for practice managers, as Rosey Foster and Fiona Dalziel explain …
Thu, 1 Dec 2005
Regardless of whether an employee is part- or fulltime, UK and EU laws confer rights on the pregnant individual and obligations on the employer, and these will invariably bring the practice and the registrar into conflict with the JCPTGP and local deanery over the length of any extension to their training necessary to conform with the VTR ...