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PM Polly

PM Polly

Experienced Practice Manager doing my best to stay sane.

The rules of the Christmas Party – PM Polly

December 12, 2018, by in Christmas, Funny

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What happened to the Christmas Spirit?! - Nicola Davies

On the basis of last year – please note the following: 1) Diane, you can’t take an extra big bag into the restaurant to hide your bottle of Lambrusco. 2) Dr Kelly – it is not acceptable to steal the Christmas tree from outside the hotel or to take it home in the taxi. 3)

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Practice Manager’s advent calendar – PM Polly

November 30, 2018, by in Funny

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What happened to the Christmas Spirit?! - Nicola Davies

What a practice manager wishes for when they open their advent calendar. Day 1 Sunshine.  No snow.  Even a sprinkle creates a max exodus by reception staff to the front door. Day 2 A shiny gold star to be given to any staff that don’t talk about Christmas until at least the 21st of December.

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Know your QIV from your TIV? – PM Polly

October 30, 2018, by in Flu, Funny, Opinion

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Know your QIV from your TIV? - PM Polly

By PM Polly The time of year has arrived where I can no longer resist temptation and I have to buy myself yet another woolly hat.  This one is red, a slightly different shade of red to the other… red woolly hat I own.  It’s also the time of year where my wardrobe appears to

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Business continuity planning – By PM Polly

By PM Polly That document that we have to write in a hurry. Once it’s done we spend a ‘bit’ of time refreshing it and we spend a ‘lot’ of time hoping that it’ll never need to leave the safety of the ‘business continuity’ file. How your BC plan?! In 2012 my previous practice flooded,

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Over here in Wales… I’m trying to remain upbeat!

June 12, 2018, by in Clinical systems, Wales

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By PM Polly (Time to read: 3 minutes) So last week, over 400 practices in Wales faced the deadline of choosing their new clinical system. Half of those practices currently use EMIS, however, EMIS lost preferred vendor status in Wales so half of the practices in Wales having just dragged themselves through the last migration

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Things you WILL hear this week – PM Polly

Things you WILL hear this week - PM Polly

What is it with the minutes between Friday at 6pm (or 7pm or 8pm… whenever you get to finish) and Monday 6am, 7am, 8am (whenever you get to start) that means those minutes in between go quicker than you can say ‘seasonal influenza vaccination’.

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Kids! – PM Polly

August 30, 2017, by in Funny

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Kids

Kids/children/young people.  Whatever you want to call them.  I have them too.  I love them. The other day my older son asked me what is it like to have children?  So I interrupted him every nine seconds until he cried… seriously… I’m one of those mums, I love my own kids but other people’s kids,

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