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Friday 19 June 2009
The sad death of the driving force behind the Management in Practice Awards means that, this year, the ceremony will have an extra significance
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Friday 19 June 2009
Warning: thieves may be operating in your area, says Tom Brownlie. Though you cannot always prevent crime, it does pay to remain vigilant …
Systems & Information
Friday 19 June 2009
Dispensing doctors may have won the battle on dispensing rights, but have they lost the war? Ailsa Colquhoun reports on the unlikely ally in pharmacy’s camp – the Electronic Prescribing Service
Human Resources
Friday 19 June 2009
With so many practices opting to appoint salaried GPs rather than partners, managers need to help them integrate smoothly into their role. Patricia Gray explains how best to recruit and manage salaried doctors
Education & Training
Friday 19 June 2009
In the latest in his series exploring areas for practice managers’ continuing professional development (CPD), Steve Williams examines what may be a sensitive subject for many – namely, the relationship you have with your primary care trust
Focus on ... Commissioning
Friday 19 June 2009
World class commissioning promises a direct impact on the health and wellbeing of the population, driving improvements in patient outcomes. Gary Lucking says frontline staff can help make it a reality …
Focus on ... Commissioning
Friday 19 June 2009
Practice-based commissioning is a flagship government policy for primary care. But has progress stalled? And if so, how can it be reinvigorated? Julie Wood explains why PBC still matters and why managers should get involved
Focus on ... Commissioning
Friday 19 June 2009
Healthcare thinktank the King’s Fund has published a major report on the progress of practice-based commissioning and its potential. Nick Goodwin, a co-author of that report, shares his independent verdict on whether plans to bolster the policy can succeed …
Quality Matters
Friday 19 June 2009
The new Health and Safety (Offences) Act came into force in January and means neglectful managers could face imprisonment. Fiona Dalziel explains the basic steps required by law
Patient & Services
Friday 19 June 2009
As the number of people with a long-term condition is set to rise, the integration of health services is vital, says Ruth Kennedy, who explains how utilising the “Unique Care” approach for those with multiple health needs led to success for a Worthing GP surgery
Premises & Facilities
Friday 19 June 2009
Many practices wish to upgrade their premises – but what are the available options for initiating this process? Louise Matthews explains the choices practices have and how this involves the PCT
Patient & Services
Monday 22 June 2009
Setting up a travel health clinic can be a lucrative source of income for practices. But before launching ahead, managers need first to consider the practical aspects, as travel medicine specialist Joyce Skeet explains
Patients & Services
Monday 22 June 2009
Men’s health is neglected – and not just by men themselves, says Dr Ian Banks, who argues primary care should aim to provide a “male-friendly” environment and reach out to men who may feel reluctant to see a GP
MIP Awards
Monday 22 June 2009
It’s not too late for all UK practice managers and their teams to submit entries for the MiP Awards 2009, designed to celebrate practices’ achievements – so do come forward and share your successes!
Practice Profile
Monday 22 June 2009
Iris Pilgrim is the practice manager and business partner of a large practice in Southampton. As her team prepares to “Race for Life”, Iris kindly shared her experiences of running a surgery with us …
Closing Thoughts
Monday 22 June 2009
Continuing our series sharing the perspectives of GP managers across the UK, Lorraine Hughes, a practice manager from Craigavon in Northern Ireland, considers the evolution of GP surgeries …