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The Practice Index Podcast: Episode one – A pragmatic approach to flu

I was really excited when James from Practice Index approached me with the idea of a ‘practice manager panel’ where we could discuss topical issues on the podcast.  The practice manager voice hasn’t always been as strong as it could be on the General Practice podcast, and this was the perfect opportunity to put that

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Meeting the new website accessibility requirements

As if practice managers didn’t have enough on their plates dealing with the coronavirus fallout, the deadline for meeting website accessibility requirements looms on the horizon. Tim Green, of specialist web developer GPsurgery.net, explains more. By 23rd September 2020 – just weeks away – all public sector organisations, including GP practices, need to meet new

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Choosing the right communication methods for your practice

The COVID-19 pandemic has meant it’s more important than ever to stay in touch with your patients. Regular communication keeps them informed of new practice processes and how these are supporting their health and well-being. But with many communication methods to choose from, how do you know which one will work best? What types of

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Pizza for your practice

July 6, 2020, by in Suppliers, Surveys

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At Docmail we understand and appreciate all the important work that medical practices are doing to help keep our communities safe and well during the Covid-19 pandemic. Your dedication will no doubt be carried forward into planning and implementing your flu campaigns for this 2020 season, whilst balancing the pressures of your new, everyday tasks.

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COVID-19: How online consultations are changing patient and GP behaviour

Data analyst Stephen Black offers some insights into how changes in workflow and GP and patient behaviour are taking place following the widespread adoption of online consultations in general practice. Data from NHS England says that, as of 24th April, 58% of practices are now live with an online consultation system. The data also confirms

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Healthcare marketing during and after coronavirus – Reasons to be cheerful

World War Z. 28 Days Later. Mad Max. They ALL got it wrong when it comes to the currency of the apocalypse. It won’t be weapons, food or Guzzolene that people kill for. It’ll be bog roll and packet pasta. But, practice manager, when this is all over (and it WILL be over), medical marketing

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How much are locums costing your practice?

Whatever the cost – and it varies hugely around the UK – it’s set to increase by 5.5% in April 2020. As you will be aware, in April 2019, the NHS employer contribution rose from 14.3% to 20.6% although implementation, for the NHS, was deferred until April 2020. Now the implementation date is looming.  As

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