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Monday 27 June 2011
A more integrated primary care and a transforming NHS mean links and support networks for practice managers are more important than ever
Comment
Monday 27 June 2011
While the nation has been basking in the hot sun, NHS reform in England has been put in the shade – but for how long?
Feature: Practice boundaries
Monday 27 June 2011
NHS reform may dominate headlines, but the government is adamant practice boundaries will go next year. Are surgeries prepared? Stuart Gidden reports
Feature: King's Fund inquiry
Monday 27 June 2011
A major independent inquiry by The King’s Fund says general practice must change radically to maintain its international reputation for excellence
Feature: Interview
Monday 27 June 2011
Caroline Kerby, Joint Lead of the NHS Alliance Practice Managers’ Network, is a passionate advocate for her profession, Stuart Gidden discovers
Feature: Practice twinning
Monday 27 June 2011
A Dundee practice has formed close links with a primary care equivalent in Malawi. The project has been eye-opening, as the practice director explains
Feature: Planned absences
Monday 27 June 2011
Managing planned absences for staff – whether for overseas volunteer projects or other reasons – can be a challenge. But here’s what you can do
Feature: Practice profile
Monday 27 June 2011
Geraldine Taggart-Jeewa is a proactive practice business manager whose passion for building strong professional links was forged by her early support
Insight: Finance
Monday 27 June 2011
At a time of tight finances, it’s tempting to look around for lower insurance premiums – but be aware of what these policies actually cover
Insight: Finance
Monday 27 June 2011
The government’s healthcare reforms may have been becalmed, but practices must continue to look for efficiencies to survive in the new health economy
Insight: Finance
Monday 27 June 2011
The recent Hutton report hints at big changes for GP practice pension schemes – this article examines the implications and how it may affect you
Insight: HR
Monday 27 June 2011
The default retirement age is itself set to retire in September – practices will need to tread carefully however they choose to adapt to this change …
Insight: Quality Matters
Monday 27 June 2011
The King’s Fund’s recent quality report has thrown down the gauntlet to practice managers – so what are the organisational challenges ahead?
Insight: Legal
Monday 27 June 2011
Registration with the Care Quality Commission is required in England by 2012 – the ‘registered manager’ will play a significant role here …
Insight: Commissioning
Tuesday 28 June 2011
Practice managers will be crucial to consortia’s strategic development, but this will require influencing skills for the best chance of success
Insight: Commissioning
Tuesday 28 June 2011
Commissioning is often shrouded in jargon. Two frontline practice managers ‘walking the walk’ demystify this into practical, understandable steps
Insight: Education and training
Tuesday 28 June 2011
With the electronic records roll-out on its way, patient confidentiality is an increasing concern. Practices need a robust strategy
Comment: Final word
Tuesday 28 June 2011
Practice managers in Wales are watching the drama of NHS reform in England with interest, yet they face their own uncertainties as well …