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Tuesday 18 June 2019

Practice development

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Key topics include: Practice management development, Department of Health policy, Private sector involvement, Services development, General practice innovation, Employment law, Discrimination law, Disability law, Medicolegal advice, Health and Safety legislation
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All you need to know about the NHS App

Friday 14th June 2019

We were the first practice in the country to be connected to the NHS App, back in September 2018. Now, three quarters of all practices across England are connected, with more practices being linked in every day.
However, as we discovered, it isn’t just as simple as having your practice switched on and you are good to go – there was preparation work we needed to do. I would like to share our experience, hoping it will act as useful guidance and advice for...

Wed, 1 Mar 2006
Primary care trusts will soon need to provide practices with activity and financial information. This should enable targeted practice-based commissioning plans. The information will take time to filter through to practices, but should provide the basis for practical benefits
Wed, 1 Mar 2006
Practice-based commissioning has been the subject of much debate, but many still question what effect it will have on primary care. Here, David Shields argues that PbC will not only bring about a decisive change in the way practices are run – it is also a real opportunity for practice managers to get involved and make a difference ...
Wed, 1 Mar 2006
Government plans for integrated healthcare services demand a new approach to premises development. The following case study illustrates how several practices can work together to offer greater facilities. With sufficient planning and cooperation, expansion can be achieved practically and cost-effectively
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
Practice managers face an even greater workload in the light of the constant change in the NHS and the consequent challenges bearing down on primary care organisation and delivery of care. But these challenges are also opportunities, and with the right education and training PMs should embrace them and raise the standard …