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Nicola Davies

Nicola Davies

Practice Manager regularly ranting about the NHS. 35 years in Primary Care and still getting irritated by constant change for change sake!

Practice Managers – A vital resource? by Nicola Davies

Businesswoman doing yoga to calm down the stressful emotion from hard work in office over desk with office Concept of meditation . Vector illustration in flat style

Many of you, by now, will be aware that I’m one of the co-founders of the Institute of General Practice Management and that (behind the day job) we’re steaming ahead, making sure we’re recognised as THE ‘go-to’ organisation – We want to become the first place that anyone who’s anyone will come to, to get the…

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Just when I thought I had it sorted… By Nicola Davies

March 18, 2021, by in COVID-19, Opinion 5 Comments

syringe with anti covid vaccine in doctor's hands

Well, it’s been a while dear reader, but the rant is back, and I hate to say it’s all things COVID! But, there’s nothing else going on in the world after all! Earlier last week, I sat down with my nurses and worked out a plan of action to sort out second doses of our…

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The revolution has begun – by Nicola Davies

Crowd of protesters people. People raised fist air fighting for their rights with sunlight effect. Concept of revolution or protest.

I’ve always thought that things moved quickly in primary care, and what a whirlwind the past few months have been. You would have to have lived under a rock to miss the fact that we now have an organisation representing us, PMs for PMs, our very own IGPM, and all created in such a short…

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The Institute of General Practice Management (IGPM) – A force to be reckoned with – by Nicola Davies


In the middle of October I participated in a podcast discussing the low morale in primary care, how everyone had just about had enough of the 6.30 am TV appearance of Matt Hancock telling Joe Public that primary care was going to be doing X, Y and Z today… and yet we had no clue…

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This is not so much a rant, more a ‘call to arms’ – By Nicola Davies

Group of business workers working together. Partners stressing one of them at the office

Earlier this week on the forum, there was an anonymous post from one of our colleagues asking if they “should stay or go”. Alarmingly, there were a number of comments posted saying that they too were going, or would be going shortly. This made me incredibly sad at the rapid exodus of good, solid managers…

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Flu clinics, weight loss and bicycles – by Nicola Davies

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Because of the COVID pandemic, and generally being busier than ever trying to weave my way through the myriad of directives from NHS England, our local CCG and the council, I’ve not really had time to lose my rag, which is quite something. However, in the last 48 hours or so, I have literally boiled…

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This too shall pass – By Nicola Davies

Handwritten thank you to our NHS heroes sign on brick wall

Well, haven’t we all had a few interesting weeks! What started out for some as “it’s only like flu, don’t panic”, has rapidly become akin to the Great Plague with Joe Public wearing masks and gloves while doing the supermarket shop (I’m saying nothing about the absolutely appalling behaviour of some panic-buying as that’s a…

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