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Saturday 20 September 2014

Cathryn Bateman

Cathryn is Practice Manager at Worcester Street Surgey, Stourbridge in the West Midlands. She is also a contributor to the Handbook of Practice Management

Articles by this author

Thu 30 May
Thu 30 May
Pulling together to enable clinical commissioning to succeed is a whole-practice effort says practice manager Cathryn Bateman
Mon 27 June
Mon 27 June
While the nation has been basking in the hot sun, NHS reform in England has been put in the shade – but for how long?
Fri 1 April
Fri 1 April
The suggestion that GP practices could outsource receptionists to new national or regional call centres, made recently by the Foundation Trust Network, is a nonsense, says Cathryn Bateman – this will not benefit patients who need the support and care of their local practice teams
Thu 24 March
Thu 24 March
Cathryn Bateman, MiP’s consultant editor, shares her experiences of delivering an efficient flu vaccination service
Thu 24 March
Thu 24 March
A rising incidence of flu cases over the new year prompted the media to pour unsubstantiated criticism on general practice, says Cathryn Bateman. Newspaper editors should take a reality check
Tue 6 July
Tue 6 July
After debatable success in the election, the new government is in for a difficult task ahead introducing efficiency savings that will inevitably affect primary care, says Cathryn Bateman …
Tue 6 April
Tue 6 April
It comes to something when PCTs consider employing spies to asssess practices’ quality, says Cathryn Bateman. Wouldn’t support be better?
Mon 8 February
Mon 8 February
Cathryn Bateman visited the national NHS self-care conference late last year, and asks: is it time we learnt to say no?
Wed 16 December
Wed 16 December
Poor planning meant practices were kept waiting for swine-flu vaccine deliveries, which heaped on the pressure, says a frustrated Cathryn Bateman
Tue 1 September
Tue 1 September
Installing new technology in a practice can be met with foreboding by those accustomed to early faults and a slow process of acclimatisation. But for Cathryn Bateman, the move to digital dictation was both a painless and necessary experience …
Fri 28 August
Fri 28 August
The holiday season is over, and little has changed. But how can practices deliver improved patient access with limited premises and less funding?
Fri 19 June
Fri 19 June
The sad death of the driving force behind the Management in Practice Awards means that, this year, the ceremony will have an extra significance
Fri 27 March
Fri 27 March
Swamped by paperwork and targets, going back to the shop floor can do us the world of good …
Fri 12 December
Fri 12 December
Management in Practice's consultant editor Cathryn Bateman on the "silly season" of Christmas, party planning and MiP Award winners
Tue 11 December
Tue 11 December
MiP Consultant Editor reflects on the ongoing debate regarding extended opening hours ...
Wed 18 July
Wed 18 July
Change of prime minister, launch of the new website and a new editorial board member ...
Tue 1 May
Tue 1 May
Following the Management in Practice Event in Manchester, our consultant editor considers some of the issues that were raised, and what they could mean for the profession