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Planning home visits – Vaximap

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We first heard about the new tool Vaximap in a forum post by one of our members, who found it was useful for planning home visits. We spoke to the developers to find out more about using the tool and how it can help you in practice. So, what is it? Vaximap (https://vaximap.org) is a…

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GP financial and contract changes for 2020 to 2022

February 11, 2021, by in QOF 1 Comment

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As the pandemic has continued to impact services, NHSE is trying to keep pace with the needs of patients, and the ability of general practice to meet those needs in an abnormal situation. Impacts on consulting times and technology that hasn’t always kept pace with changes in the outside world left general practice under immense…

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Managing waiting list woes

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Figures published today by NHS England highlight the acute problem of long delays for secondary care referrals. A problem that, once again, often falls on frontline GP practice care to deal with. According to the latest figures, nearly 225,000 people in England have waited over a year for routine hospital treatment. That’s the highest number…

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Are practices ready and willing for the next vaccination groups?

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The roll-out of the COVID-19 vaccines around the UK has been one glimmer of hope during the deadly pandemic that has dominated everyone’s life for the past year. A record-breaking almost 600,000 vaccines were administered on just one day recently (30 January) across the UK and the number of people receiving one dose keeps rising…

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Looking after your mental wellbeing

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Whether you’re new to the role or a seasoned practice manager, the PM role always presents many challenges. However, the relentless demands of the last 12 months have left many of us feeling completely drained. From dealing with shielding team members and ensuring the practice is COVID secure, to now having to manage a vaccination…

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HR and H&S Updates – January 2021

HR and H&S Updates

A summary of the HR and H&S updates issued in January 2021. HR Updates Red alerts Self-isolation: Fixed penalty notice for employers National Living Wage and National Minimum Wage rates – 1st April 2021 Amber alerts Acas Early Conciliation

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Forum superstar to global vaccine warrior – Robyn Clark and The IGPM create a media storm

January 14, 2021, by in News 1 Comment

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Who would have imagined that Forum Legend JacksonR (Robyn Clark), a bedrock of HR knowledge and advice, would be making global headline news?! Last Friday, an email landed in Robyn’s inbox that led to an expose trending across Twitter, attracting an influx of media interest. It is no surprise to anyone that vaccinations for COVID…

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