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May 1, 2013
Management in Practice can reveal talks are in place to fully reimburse practices for the vaccines and resources used for the government's vaccination scheme

Management in Practice can reveal talks are in place to fully reimburse practices for the vaccines and resources used for the government's vaccination scheme.

April 9, 2013
Jeremy Hunt spoke exclusively with Victoria Vaughan, Management in Practice’s editor-in-chief about communication and technology in the ‘new NHS’

Jeremy Hunt spoke exclusively with Victoria Vaughan, Management in Practice’s editor-in-chief about communication and technology in the ‘new NHS’

November 17, 2010
Practice manager and Management in Practice Consultant Editor Cathryn Bateman on how to run a successful flu vaccination programme


Consultant Editor, MiP

In my experience, the flu cycle begins way before the operational element kicks in. Time spent planning through operational meetings is key to ensuring a smooth operation and a safe, efficient and financially viable service. Involving everyone in the team at an early stage, however small their input may be, is also crucial to the success of the campaign.

September 26, 2010
Plans to give patients access to a GP seven days a week can be supported through flexible working, says Debbie Raven

Chief Operating Officer, The Practice

May 25, 2010
The new Statement of Fitness for Work replaces the old "sick note" form. Lawyer Alison Graham explains what this means for practices and employers


Lawyer, Healthcare Employment Team
Veale Wasbrough Vizards

On 6 April 2010, the old Med 3 and Med 5 forms were abolished and replaced by a new form, known as the "fit note".

The new forms envisage a GP providing a much more central role in advising about a patient's fitness for work, with the new form switching the emphasis to what an employee can do, rather than what they cannot.

March 29, 2010
NHS Redbridge is the first PCT in the country to hand budgetary control to GP-led commissioning networks. This approach is discussed in two case studies ...

Borough Managing Director
NHS Redbridge

January 11, 2010
How can practice managers deliver quality and value in general practice? Medicines management adviser Richard Seal explains ...

MSc MRPharmS

Medicines Management Adviser
NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement

Programme Consultant in Medicines Management
NHS West Midlands

Richard is an experienced clinical pharmacist. Employed by NHS West Midlands, he also provides specialist advice to the NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement on medicines management and prescribing issues

June 3, 2009
An educational and networking initiative for practice managers in Scotland is going from strength to strength, explains Edinburgh practice manager Anne Crandles

Anne Crandles

Practice Manager
Morningside Medical Practice, Edinburgh

Practice Development Facilitator
South Central Edinburgh, Local Healthcare Partnership

Local Co-ordinator, Networking and Learning

April 27, 2009
Receiving media attention regarding a patient complaint can be an unsettling experience. Media relations manager Dawn Boyall shares a few tips and techniques for practice managers

Dawn Boyall
MDU Media Relations Manager

Dawn (pictured) has been advising MDU members on handling the media for around eight years, and regularly helps practices formulate media statements. She is part of a team helping members with the media intrusion that often accompanies their involvement in high-profile cases

April 20, 2009
A shake-up of the complaints handling procedures has been introduced, meaning that patients can now complain directly to their PCT. Anne Ward Platt gives both an overview of the new procedures and outlines how managers can prepare their teams to handle complaints quickly and effectively

Anne Ward Platt

Management Consultancy Director

March 26, 2009
Jeremy Oppenheim, a regional director at the UK Border Agency, explains the importance of changes to the system of employing foreign nationals

Jeremy Oppenheim

Jeremy is the UK Border Agency's regional director for the North-East, Yorkshire and the Humber and is the National Lead for Economic and Family Migration.

The introduction of a points-based system for all those coming to the UK to work or study, supported by the roll-out of ID cards for foreign nationals, together represent the biggest shake up of immigration for 45 years.

January 28, 2009
The Corporate Manslaughter Act, which came into force last April, makes it easier to convict organisations whose managers have breached their duty of care, including GP practices. Judith Harvey explains what this act means for managers, and why you should be open and responsive to criticism of any aspect of your practice's facilities ...

Dr Judith Harvey

D Phil BM BCh, freelance GP, London

Judith is a freelance GP in central London. She is on the council of the National Association of Sessional GPs and has recently returned from Cuba, where she set up an elective programme for UK medical students.

November 12, 2008
Primary care-led commissioning is inspiring PCTs to implement innovative local health initiatives, writes Mark Greener – so what ideas do you have?


Freelance medical writer, journalist and editor

Mark, a former research pharmacologist, is now an award-winning medical writer and journalist. He has also published numerous medical economic papers in peer-review journals and is the author of 10 books on health-related issues

July 11, 2008
While sharps injuries are generally well-controlled in general practice, more minor surgery in primary care could mean more risk assessment ...

Elizabeth Gates
Freelance Medical Journalist

Living on the Wirral, Elizabeth Gates is a national freelance medical journalist specialising in public and occupational health. She is also an expert in managing change. "I have to be," she says, "I'm a wife, mother and Labrador owner"

Across Europe each year, more than 1 million healthcare workers are stabbed or cut by sharps – needles, scalpels, stitch cutters, glass ampoules, etc.(1)