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Pension reprieve might help attract GPs back to work

January 9, 2020, by in News, Pensions

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Mention the subject of pensions in general practice and the tension in the atmosphere is likely to spike. The ongoing issue of pension rules and the impact they have had on services has long been a thorn in the side of general practices in trying to ensure they have sufficient cover for patient demand. However,

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The best of Practice Index: 2019’s most read blogs

From ‘new style’ CQC inspections through to yet more red tape and regulations, 2019 has been another challenging year for practice managers. That means we’ve had plenty of information and advice to share – along with the odd anecdote and humorous story too – here on the Practice Index Blog. But which topics were the

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HR and H&S Updates – December 2019

HR and H&S Updates

A summary of the HR and H&S updates issued in December 2019. HR Updates Red alerts The Good Work Plan – Further updates Amber alerts NHS nurse unfairly dismissed GP Practice Manager unfairly dismissed

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“Dear Father Christmas” – A wish list from a practice manager (and a reply from a marketing-savvy Santa!)

December 17, 2019, by in Funny

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Dear Santa, No word of a lie, the entire team at our surgery have been REALLY good ALL year through. So good, in fact, that our patients are really happy with us (83.8% of patients describe their overall GP experience as ‘good’). So, it’s safe to say that we’re on your ‘nice list’ and definitely in

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17 ways Practice Managers can negotiate a better price

Unless you’re in a very fortunate (and unusual) position, money is tight at your practice. Staffing costs, indemnity fees, insurance, utilities, supplies…it seems that outgoings are constantly on the rise. At the same time, income is barely keeping up with inflation. It’s therefore unsurprising to hear that many practice managers are honing their negotiation skills

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Election hopefuls promising the world?

December 5, 2019, by in News, NHS, Political

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Whenever a general election is on the horizon, you can expect politicians of all types to be particularly amenable, approachable and open to ideas. It’s no surprise then, that as election day approaches on December 12, each of the main parties have been setting out their stalls in manifestos that, if to be believed, should

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HR and H&S Updates – November 2019

HR and H&S Updates

A summary of the HR and H&S updates issued in November 2019. HR Updates Red alerts REMINDER: Written statement of employment particulars – 6 April 2020 Amber alerts Vegetarianism not a “philosophical belief” Reminder: IR35  

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