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Practice Managers creating a collective voice on a national stage

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Frustrated by the lack of voice for practice managers – and concerned about the stresses being placed on the profession because of COVID-19 – a group of practice managers have set about forming an organisation that aims to be the positive voice for all managers in general practice. Kay Keane (Alvanley Family Practice), Robyn Clark […]

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COVID-19 Vaccination Programme Plan based on Draft Guidance Issued 9/11/20

November 10, 2020, by in Coronavirus, COVID-19


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Guidance issued by NHS England can be found here This information is based on national guidance, available at 9th November, and as no official confirmation has been included of the official vaccine details, or the confirmed final DES, this guidance is to assist with planning only. Deadlines Tuesday 17th November – Designate site(s) to be […]

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Tapping into the hidden talents of your team

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For the multi-faceted, multi-tasking, multi-skilled practice manager, life as a practice manager is something of a rollercoaster ride. One minute you’ll be dealing with the finances, the next preparing for the latest round of appraisals or getting your team ready for the next CQC inspection. Then, just when you think you’re on top of everything, […]

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HR and H&S Updates – October 2020

HR and H&S Updates

A summary of the HR and H&S updates issued in October 2020. HR Updates Red alerts Scotland: New legislation requiring masks to be worn in communal areas of the workplace Amber alerts Discrimination ‘arising from’ a disability REMINDER – Right to work checks and new points-based immigration system Gender-fluid and non-binary individuals protected under Equality […]

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The Practice Index Podcast: Episode three – Boosting morale in general practice

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It is a tough time for general practice right now, and a particularly tough time for practice managers.  Fast on the heels of having had to carry out risk assessments, establish mechanisms of virtual working and completely redesign the way the practice works all as a result of coronavirus, practices have had to undertake the […]

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Settlement agreements: an introduction

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Important information The information provided here is intended as introductory guidance only and should not be regarded as either legal advice, or complete for an employer’s particular circumstance. When considering whether to use a settlement agreement, it is recommended that legal advice is sought. Importantly, employees must have their own independent legal advice as a […]

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Coping with the pressures of COVID-19

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However positive you try to be, however hard you try to motivate morale across the practice and however hard you work to try and keep patients happy, there’s no escaping the fact that 2020 has been extremely challenging for practice managers. COVID-19 has turned the world on its head, making an already stressful, difficult sector […]

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