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Friday 25 March 2011
Old health policies never die – they are just reheated, says Tom Brownlie in his final column for MiP
Insight
Friday 25 March 2011
Successful delegation is a vital skill in the practice manager’s armoury if they are to survive the pressure and keep sane, says Patricia Gray, who outlines a few tips and considers what stops managers from delegating more
Insight
Friday 25 March 2011
Arranging the staff annual leave rota to ensure dates do not clash and doctors do not squabble can be a tricky problem for many practice managers. Dr Simon Carvell gives his own insight into preventing holiday headaches
Insight
Friday 25 March 2011
Patient complaints can be a managerial nightmare, particularly if they remain unresolved and escalate to the extent that a legal claim is issued. Fiona Dalziel outlines the NHS Complaints Procedure and the appropriate steps to minimise risk
Insight
Friday 25 March 2011
Continuing our Q&A series, employment law expert Janice Sibbald advises how best to address potentially challenging staff issues that can arise in GP surgeries …
Insight
Friday 25 March 2011
In the second of her series on the transferable skills that practice managers can bring to GP commissioning consortia, Wendy Garcarz says the value of business planning and risk evaluation cannot be overemphasised
Insight
Friday 25 March 2011
The issue of stipulating English language skills for medical practice professionals can be controversial, yet managers should ensure all staff can communicate effectively with each other and with patients. Dr Mike Milanovic explains
Insight
Thursday 24 March 2011
Many young people have concerns over the confidentiality of their consultations, and this may prevent them seeking appropriate treatment. How accommodating is your practice to young people in general? Anne Ward Platt outlines measures to create an inclusive practice culture
Feature
Thursday 24 March 2011
The wide-ranging health reforms to the NHS, including GP commissioning and the establishment of new HealthWatch groups, are only taking place in England. Stuart Gidden reports on health structures in the UK regions
Feature
Thursday 24 March 2011
As GPs take responsibility for £80bn of NHS funding from England’s soon-to-be-abolished PCTs, general practice is becoming more accountable. But are your patients aware? Sonia Clark advocates greater patient involvement
Feature
Thursday 24 March 2011
Cathryn Bateman, MiP’s consultant editor, shares her experiences of delivering an efficient flu vaccination service
Feature
Thursday 24 March 2011
An unusually virulent flu season caused strains for many practices. So what happened, and what can be done to prevent a similar situation again? Public health experts Dr Meirion Evans and Dr Richard Roberts explain
Practice Profile
Thursday 24 March 2011
Maggie Choras is the manager of the Oldham surgery that won the 2010 MiP Practice Team of the Year Award for their work developing young people-friendly services. She explains how this developed and what the future holds
Feature
Thursday 24 March 2011
Health Secretary Andrew Lansley and RCGP Chair Dr Clare Gerada on the role practice managers will play in consortia
Comment
Thursday 24 March 2011
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
Comment
Thursday 24 March 2011
A sense of uncertainty over the effect of the Health Bill in England has led to public confusion, says Stuart Gidden. Now would be a good time to establish open communication with your patients