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An open letter to the Prime Minister

August 11, 2016, by in CQC, Money, Political

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An Open Letter to the Prime Minister     

11th August 2016 Dear Mrs May Firstly, may I congratulate you on your appointment as Prime Minister. I now wait with baited breath for Mrs Clinton to become President and we will have three strong women in power! (About time too!) I write to you in my capacity as a Practice Manager working in Primary

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How to appoint a practice accountant

January 12, 2016, by in Finance, Money

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How to appoint a practice accountant

By Sue Beaton Challenging times call for expert advice and having a reliable accountant who understands the roller-coaster world of general practice should reap rewards in the long term. Here are some tips on appointing a new accountant for your practice. Identify your reasons for change First ask yourself why you wish to change accountants. There

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Private work fees: What for and how much?

October 29, 2015, by in Money

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Private work fees - What for and how much

There’s no getting away from the fact that GP practices are moving inexorably towards a more business-focused model. This development has corresponded with a greater emphasis on optimising costs, increasing output, placing a greater emphasis on staff and patient relations and, crucially, maximising revenue streams. Charge the going rate An easy way to ensure you’re

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Top tips for a profitable practice

July 30, 2015, by in Finance, Money

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Money saving tips

At a time when general practice continues to be squeezed financially, practice managers are having to work harder and harder to maintain – let alone grow – profitability. The major issue for practice managers when it comes to practice profitability is that both income and expenditure are hard to control as there are so many

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NHS pay and contract conditions – Are GP practice staff the poor relations?

April 10, 2015, by in Money, Salary

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NHS pay and contract conditions - Are GP practice staff the poor relations?

When I started work in the NHS I was 16 years old and my take home pay was £23. I couldn’t join the NHS pension scheme until I was 18 when my pay would increase annually until I was 21. I began on the Clerical grade and over the next 25 years I would progress

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Maximising revenue in GP practices

March 12, 2015, by in Funding, Money

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GP Practice Revenue Vs Costs

Since the introduction of the new GP Contract, practices have been moving inexorably towards a more business-focused model. This development has corresponded with a greater emphasis on optimising costs, increasing output, placing a greater emphasis on staff and patient relations and, crucially, maximising revenue streams. This situation is more acute than ever given the primary

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GP Practice Manager’s salary and workload survey 2015

March 5, 2015, by in Finance, Money, Staff

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GP Practice Manager’s salary and workload survey 2015

Here are the results of the salary and workload survey 2015. Thank you to every one that took the time to complete the survey! Average PM salary: £36,000 Average list size: 8,350 Quick stats 26% of PMs earn £45,000 and above. 77% of PMs are female 48% of PMs have been in post for less

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