The world of general practice continues to change and we have, for some time now, been moving away from the traditional models of general practice. Collaborative working and mergers are increasingly common and almost the norm nowadays, so does that mean the PM needs more input; is being a PM partner the answer? In 2013,
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With arrangements being put in place to appoint guardians to encourage and ensure ‘freedom of speech’ and prevent abuse in GP practices, practice managers might find themselves feeling like ‘piggies in the middle’. Bearing in mind that a number of Practice Index threads worryingly describe the culture of bullying that exists in some practices, the practice manager may end up being left to manage a difficult situation.
While there are horror stories about PMs becoming partners in a practice and subsequently losing everything as relationships turned sour and the ‘business’ imploded, many in this business are questioning whether now is the time to make the jump from salaried manager to managing partner. So what are the pros and cons when considering an