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How can I make my practice more LBGT aware?
If your practice doesn’t explicitly cater for LGBT patients, you might be missing a trick. But services like Pride in Practice provide practice managers and other practice staff with support to help them become more aware of LGBT issues and what this means for their practice. Pride in Practice is an LGBT Foundation project currently rolled out in Greater Manchester, endorsed by the Royal College of GPs and funded by Greater Manchester Public Health& Development Service and NHS England.Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - February 23, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Practice development Featured Articles Personal Practice Source Type: news

NHS England invests £8.7m to digitally improve primary care
Ten companies will benefit from a£8.7m investment to help them develop boost innovation in general practice.  The shortlisted companies convinced a panel of experts that they have recognised which barriers technology faces in general practice and have looked into how to revolutionise the way it will be delivered in the future, according to the Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) Healthcare, which provided the funding.Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - February 20, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Practice development Latest News Source Type: news

GP leaders consider saving partnership model by urging non-GPs to join
GP leaders will be voting on whether non-GPs should be actively encouraged to become partners in an effort to sustain the partnership model, at the UK-wide LMCs Conference next month. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - February 20, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: Angela Sharda Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Practice management Latest News Source Type: news

GP leaders to consider encouraging non-clinical GP partners to save partnerships
GP leaders will be voting on whether non-GPs should be actively encouraged to become partners in an effort to sustain the partnership model, at the UK-wide LMCs Conference next month. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - February 20, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: Angela Sharda Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Practice management Latest News Source Type: news

NHS improves systems integration for all staff
NHS England employees will be able to quickly share information across different NHS bodies, following NHS Digital’s plans announced today. Anyone with an NHSmail account will be able to benefit from the integrated services. NHS Digital hopes to allow NHS staff to better communicate with each other by integrating NHSmail, which uses Microsoft Exchange and Skype for Business to securely exchange patient information, with Office 365.Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - February 19, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: Angela Sharda Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Latest News Source Type: news

NHSPS to deliver new GP surgery by the end of 2018
Works for a new purpose-build GP practice that will be delivered by NHS Propery Services (PS) have begun last Friday (16 february), after local residents saw their former practice closed in 2015. The£2.3m development will rise in Bow Fell, Brownsover after the Brownsover Medical Practice did not see its contract with NHS England renewed back in 2015.Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - February 19, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: Angela Sharda Tags: Premises Latest News Source Type: news

Practices lose over 200 GPs in three months
GP practices in England have lost 219 GPs in three months. Provisional NHS England data shows that there were 33,872 Full Time Equivalent (FTE) GPs in December 2017 compared to 34,091 in September 2017– a 0.6% decrease.‘Very disappointing’ Commenting on the finding, chair of the Royal College of GPs (RCGP) Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard said that this is‘very disappointing and frustrating news’.Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - February 16, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: llegraien Tags: Patients Practice development Latest News Source Type: news

Practices are not receiving funding based on local needs
The allocation of primary care funding in England does not take into consideration local needs, a study published today has found. Theresearch, which has been published on the BMC Medicine, has found that practices in London receive more funding despite serving a population with the lowest health needs in the country.Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - February 15, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: Angela Sharda Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Finance Patient Access Latest News Source Type: news

Credit card-sized atrial fibrillation testers given to practices around England
KardiaMobile is a small device the size of a credit card that can detect AF through a person ’s fingertips.Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - February 15, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: Angela Sharda Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Practice development Latest News Source Type: news

A third of dementia patients do not have an individual care plan, charity warns
Patients with dementia are not receiving the right care they are entitled to, as one out of three does not get their care plans reviewed regularly. The findings come from an analysis of NHS Digital Recorded Dementia Diagnoses monthly publication in November 2017 by the British charity Age UK.  The charity looked at 7,185 GP practices and found that out of the 458,461 patients that had a recorded diagnosis of dementia in November 2017, only 282,573 received a care plan review or a new care plan in the last year.Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - February 14, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: Angela Sharda Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Patient Access Latest News Source Type: news

Practices fail to offer dementia care plan review
Patients with dementia are not receiving the right care they are entitled to, as one out of three does not get their care plans reviewed regularly. The findings come from an analysis of NHS Digital Recorded Dementia Diagnoses monthly publication in November 2017 by the British charity Age UK.  The charity looked at 7,185 GP practices and found that out of the 458,461 patients that had a recorded diagnosis of dementia in November 2017, only 282,573 received a care plan review or a new care plan in the last year.Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - February 14, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: Angela Sharda Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Patient Access Latest News Source Type: news

APMS provider takes over twice-rated inadequate practice
A GP surgery that was rated inadequate twice by the CQC has been taken over by a new provider, the CCG has confirmed. Charterhouse Surgery in Orpington, in the London Borough of Bromley was rated inadequate overall for the second time by the CQC following an inspection in September 2017. NHS Bromley Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) said that the change in provider is aresult of the most recent CQC report.Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - February 14, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: Angela Sharda Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick CQC Practice management Latest News Source Type: news

Practice receives outstanding rating by CQC
A GP practice has been rated‘outstanding’ overall by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), after it was inspected in December 2017. Haughton Thornley Medical Centres in Denton, Greater Manchester has been rated good for being‘safe’,‘effective’ and‘caring’ and outstanding for being responsive and well-led. The inspectors praised the practice’s Patient Participation Group (PPG), which they found was encouraging patients to get sign up for online access to their medical reports.Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - February 13, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: Angela Sharda Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick CQC Latest News Source Type: news

APMS provider takes on another practice
BrisDoc Ltd has taken over the management of another practice for two years, after all GP partners handed back their contracts back in December 2017. It comes after GP partners at Bishopston Medical Practice sent a letter to patients last year in which they said that financial constraints were forcing them to hand back their contract to NHS England. BrisDoc has taken over the provision of care for more than 10,000 patients at the practice since 10 February.Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - February 12, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: Angela Sharda Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Practice management Latest News Source Type: news

CQC puts another practice into special measures
Another practice failed to meet the Care Quality Commission (CQC) requirements to provide safe and effective quality of care, according to a report published today (9 February). Oldham GP practice in Oldham, Greater Manchester failed to convince the CQC inspectors on a number of areas. They rated the practice as inadequate for‘safety’,‘effectiveness’ and‘well led’ and requires improvement for‘caring’ and‘responsiveness’.Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - February 9, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: Angela Sharda Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick CQC Latest News Source Type: news

Practices still face patient complaints over antibiotics prescriptions
Patients are still frustrated when they are denied antibiotics, a Medical Protection Society (MPS) survey of 500 GPs has found. Almost a third (32%) of GPs said that they frequently deal with patients who get angry or frustrated when they are advised that they do not need to take antibiotics. It comes after Public Health England (PHE) launched a‘Keep Antibiotics Working’ campaign at the end of October 2017, to raise awareness about the higher risks of infections patients could suffer if taking antibiotics inappropriately.Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - February 9, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: Angela Sharda Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Complaints Patient Access Latest News Source Type: news

Bawa-Garba: Jeremy Hunt orders review into medical negligence charges
Health and Social Care Secretary Jeremy Hunt has ordered an urgent review into gross medical manslaughter charges in healthcare. The move follows a High Court ruling to uphold the General Medical Council’s (GMC) decision to strike off  junior doctor Hadiza Bawa-Garba following the death of a six-year-old boy from sepsis at Leicester Royal Infirmary.Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - February 8, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: Angela Sharda Tags: *** AskTheExpert: Legal/HR *** Editor ' s Pick Latest News Source Type: news

Two practices saved from tragic closure
Two branches of the same surgery will continue to provide care for their community after a new contract to run the service has been awarded by the local CCG. Cliff House Medical Practice in Lincoln, Lincolnshire will continue to operate from its two sites in Burton Road and Gresham Street, after business partner Mrs Errum Ansari and partners have been awarded a new contract by NHS Lincolnshire West Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). It comes as partners successfully won a competitive tender process.Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - February 8, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: Angela Sharda Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Patient Access Premises Procurement Latest News Source Type: news

How will the updated NHS England and NHS Improvement plans affect your practice?
NHS England and NHS Improvement released updated 2018/19 plans for the NHS, in which they expect CCGs to get more involved with general practices on a number of aspects. How will this update concern you? Here’s our pick:1.      Extended access to GPsHide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - February 6, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: Angela Sharda Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Practice development Practice management Latest News Source Type: news

GPs leave practices for three main reasons, research has found
A research has found that practices are losing their GPs because of three reasons in particular and encourages policymakers to start from these findings to improve the state of primary care.Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - February 5, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: Angela Sharda Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Patient Access Practice development Latest News Source Type: news

NHS Digital must stop sharing patients ’ data for immigration purposes, says Health Committee
The Health Committee wants NHS Digital to withdraw from a memorandum of understanding (MoU) that allows it to share patient’s data with the Home Office.Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - February 2, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: Angela Sharda Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Patient Access Patients Latest News Source Type: news

GP practice closes after unsuccessful bid for a new provider
A GP practice has closed after failing to secure a new contract with a provider to run the service, the local CCG has said. NHS Newcastle Gateshead Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) announced at a meeting on 30 January that it had not managed to find a new provider for the service and was therefore forced to close the practice.Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - February 2, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: Angela Sharda Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Patient Access Patients Premises Latest News Source Type: news

Practice at risk of closure following CQC inspection
A GP practice in Feltham, West London has been put in‘special measures’, a Care Quality Commission (CQC) report published today has shown. Little Park Surgery was rated‘inadequate overall’ after a CQC inspection in October 2017 found that it was inadequate for‘safe’ and‘well-led’ and required improvements for being‘effective’ and‘responsive’. The practice was already rated as‘inadequate overall’ after an inspection in October 2016 and another one in September 2017.Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - February 1, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: Angela Sharda Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick CQC Practice management Latest News Source Type: news

More patients could potentially lose their practice in Folkestone
A GP practice in Folkestone has announced intentions to close one of its branches that fails to comply with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) guidelines and is no longer financially sustainable. In a letter to patients, GP Principal and sole provider for The Surgery Dr Zaw Thike launched a proposal to close his branch in Hawkinge, Folkestone after recognising that the premises hinder the delivery of certain aspects of care and that not enough space is available for nurses to support GPs during working hours.Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - January 31, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: Angela Sharda Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Patient Access Practice development Practice management Latest News Source Type: news

Face-to-face consultation alternatives may not ease workload or improve patient access, study finds
Alternatives to face-to-face GP consultations are difficult to implement and might not translate into better patient access and reductions in workload, new research has suggested Practices were struggling to implement alternatives to traditional consultations, a study published today (30 January) in the British Journal of General Practice has found.Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - January 31, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: Angela Sharda Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Patient Access Practice development Practice management Latest News Source Type: news

GP practices must create ‘accepting atmosphere’ for LGBT patients
Practices should adopt a few changes to create an‘accepting atmosphere’ and improve health outcomes in LGBT patients, a study published today in the British Journal of General Practice has suggested. In their study, researchers said that sometimes only inexpensive changes are needed, such as‘displaying signs or symbols that convey an accepting atmosphere, such as a rainbow symbol or the Human Rights Campaign logo’.Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - January 30, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: Angela Sharda Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Patient Access Patients Practice development Latest News Source Type: news

Health firms could face £17m fines for having weak IT security systems
The measures are a bid to protect essential services from malicious attacksHide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - January 29, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: Angela Sharda Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Latest News Source Type: news

Practices to benefit from a £600,000 paramedic pilot, says HEE
GP practices will benefit from a new pilot that will see specialist and advanced paramedics rotating through the ambulance service, community multi-disciplinary team and primary care. The paramedic pilot, launched by Health Education England (HEE) on 24 January, allocates£600,000 to trial the new rotational model to check its feasibility. Specialist and advanced paramedic practitioners (SPPs and AAPs) are set to work across the NHS, to help within the ambulance service, community-based teams and GP practices.Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - January 26, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: Angela Sharda Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Patient Access Practice development Practice management Latest News Source Type: news

Practice previously in ‘special measures’ now rated ‘good’ by CQC
A GP practice has managed to exit special measures after it proved to have addressed key areas of concern previously outlined by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Thornton Lodge Surgery (Dr Hafiz Rehman) in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire was deemed'inadequate' by the CQC in May 2017 after the CQC found that it had health and safety-related issues. Following a more recent inspection in November 2017, the CQC decided to improve the practice’s rating after it found proof of improvements. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - January 25, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: Angela Sharda Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick CQC Practice development Practice management Latest News Source Type: news

Asthma sufferers ‘not receiving basic care’
Around 3.5 million UK residents with asthma are not receiving the basic care they need, according to a survey by Asthma UK. The charity surveyed 7,611 patients with asthma in the UK and also found that 1 in 6 people (15%) with asthma lamented poor care. The studyFalling Through the Gaps: Why more people need basic asthma care,revealed that according to national guidelines, every asthma patient is supposed to have access to three elements of basic care:Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - January 24, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: Angela Sharda Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Patient Access Practice development Latest News Source Type: news

GMC has to remain the only regulator, MPS said
The General Medical Council (GMC) should keep its functions of regulator of the medical profession, said the Medical Protection Society (MPS). Following a Department of Health (DH) consultation on the reform of the current regulatory system that closed yesterday, 23 January, the MPS said that the creation of a new‘super regulator’ or large scale amalgamation would cause‘a lack expertise and understanding of the distinct professions.’Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - January 24, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: Angela Sharda Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Latest News Source Type: news

Doctors denounce worsen delivery of care and rota gaps across the NHS, survey finds
The provision of care and rota gaps are getting worse, a British Medical Association (BMA) survey of 900 doctors from different specialities in the NHS has found. Around 71% of doctors had rota gaps in their department, whereas 47% of GP practices reported vacancies that in 73% of the cases remained uncovered for six months or more. Doctors also lamented that the delivery of care had deteriorated in different areas over the last year, with 86% them believing that the NHS financial sustainability had worsen and 72% saying the same of mental health provision.Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Sou...
Source: Management in Practice - January 23, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: Angela Sharda Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Complaints Patients Latest News Source Type: news

Study puts into question seven-day GP access scheme
A study published in theBMJ Quality& Safety by researchers at Imperial College London has found that there is no correlation between the levels of patients’ satisfaction with their GP practice opening hours and the number of A&E visits. Instead, they registered slightly fewer visits to A&E when better booking systems to make GP appointments were in place.Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - January 23, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: Angela Sharda Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Patient Access Latest News Source Type: news

South-east London practice rated ‘inadequate’ twice by CQC
A practice in south-east London has been rated‘inadequate overall’ after aCare Quality Commission (CQC) inspection in September 2017. It is the second time the Charterhouse Surgery in the London Borough of Bromley receives this rating, after it was rated inadequate overall following another inspection in November 2016. The practice provides services to approximately 7,400 patients and operates in the least deprived decile in England.Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - January 22, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: Angela Sharda Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick CQC Practice development Practice management Latest News Source Type: news

How your practice can save £15K and 260 hours of GP time by better use of a practice nurse
NHS England, has found that your practice could save£15,000 by choosing to employ a nurse practitioner instead of a GP and free up to 260 hours of GPs’ time by simply making better use of clinical nurses. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - January 22, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: Angela Sharda Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Practice development Practice management Personal Practice Source Type: news

GP practices saw more than 30,000 patients with flu-like symptoms since 2018, RSC found
GP practices in England saw a 150% increase in patients’ attendance for influenza-like-symptoms (ILI) since the beginning of 2018, latest figures published by the Royal College of GPs' Research and Surveillance Centre (RSC) have shown. During the second week of January (8-14 January), the RSC registered an increase more than 9,000 (42%) extra patients presenting to GP practices with flu-related symptoms in comparison with the previous week, for a total of around 31,300 patients.Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - January 19, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: Angela Sharda Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Patient Access Patients Latest News Source Type: news

GP practice wins the Centrica Top 100 Apprenticeship Employer 2017
A GP practice has been awarded the prestigious Centrica Top 100 Apprenticeship Employer 2017 at the National Apprenticeship Awards that took place on 18 January at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London. The Alvanley Family Practice, a small practice with more than 5000 patients in Woodey, Stockport is also the regional winner of the Apprenticeships National Awards 2017.   Practice manager,Kay Keane said her practice was the only NHS practice to be awarded the prize.Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - January 19, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: Angela Sharda Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Practice development Practice management Latest News Personal Practice Source Type: news

Is your practice ready for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)?
From May 2018, the current Data Protection Act (DPA) 1998 will leave space to its younger sister, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Fines are among the things that are changing. Under the current DPA, entities in breach of data can pay up to£500,000; however, after the GDPR comes into place, fines could reach up to€20m or 4% of a company previous year’s financial incomings. It is then wise to check a few things to make sure you are complying with the GDPR.Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - January 18, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: Angela Sharda Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Patient Access Practice management Personal Practice Source Type: news

Practice dynamics impact GPs stress levels, a study in the BMJ has found
The ever-increasing workload  for doctors in England and demanding patients are among the key factors for stress for GPs,  a study published in online journalBMJ Openreveals.Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - January 15, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: Angela Sharda Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick CQC Patient Access Practice management Latest News Source Type: news

New framework to reduce duplication in general practice
A new framework on how to share information and avoid duplication of requests in general practice has been published today.Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - January 12, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: Angela Sharda Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick CQC Practice development Latest News Source Type: news

Two 2,000-patient GP practices set to close for being ‘too small’
Two GP surgeries will close at the end of February because they are‘too small’ to stay open, a CCG has decided.Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - January 11, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: Angela Sharda Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Patient Access Practice management Premises Latest News Source Type: news

The Labour party demanded extra funding for the NHS
The Labour party has asked the Government to inject extra cash in the NHS to help it cope with winter pressures. In a motion backed by Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and shadow health secretary Jonathan Ashworth, the opposition party condemned the Government’s‘failure to allocate adequate resources’ and their decision to reschedule‘elective operations’ to ease pressures on hospitals.Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - January 10, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: Angela Sharda Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Latest News Source Type: news

BREAKING: CQC pauses re-inspection of good and outstanding GP practices
The CQC has decided to pause re-inspections of good and outstanding GP practices for the month of January.Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - January 10, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: Angela Sharda Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick CQC Latest News Source Type: news

More than 160 clinical pharmacists ’ posts approved
NHS England has approved funding for further 160 surgery-based pharmacist posts. It means that the total of clinical pharmacists working across more than 3,200 GP practices will increase from around 580 to more than 1,100, covering a population of nearly 34 million patients.Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - January 10, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: Angela Sharda Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Practice development Latest News Source Type: news

Practice managers on their New Year's resolutions
Now that the festive period is over it is time to get back on track. Practice managers around the UK are not only wishing for the New Year to bring‘joy and prosperity’. They are already brainstorming on how to improve both their own and their practice’s life.Love my job It is always hard to go back to routine after a long Christmas break, especially if what waits around the corner is an endless list of unfinished tasks.Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - January 9, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: Angela Sharda Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Practice development Practice management Personal Practice Source Type: news

BREAKING: Jeremy Hunt remains as secretary of state for health with added social care responsibilities
  Prime Minister Theresa May has announced that Jeremy Hunt remains as secretary of state for health but has new added social care responsibilites.  In today’s (8 January) cabinet reshuffle, the Prime Minister added an extension to Mr Hunt’s current job title to Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, which was previously held by Marcus Jones.Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - January 8, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: llegraien Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Latest News Source Type: news

Practice in Lancashire rated ‘outstanding’ by the CQC
A practice previously rated‘good’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has been awarded an‘outstanding’ by the independent regulator of health and social care services, following their latest inspection in November 2017. Irwell Medical Practice in Bacup, Lancashire was rated‘outstanding overall’, despite still receiving three‘good’ for‘safe’,‘effective’ and‘responsive’.Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - January 8, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: Angela Sharda Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Practice development Practice management Latest News Source Type: news

CQC to rate online GP services
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) will rate more than 800 additional healthcare organisations in England, including independent doctors that offer digital medical advice and prescriptions.Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - January 4, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: Angela Sharda Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick CQC Practice management Premises Latest News Source Type: news

In conversation with... Gareth Williams
Gareth Williams works as practice manager in Park Avenue Medical Centre in Northampton, which has around 10,074 patients. Q: You were rated‘good’ by the CQC. How do you keep your practice thriving? A: We have regular clinical meetings and try to involve, maintain and train the staff. I am not happy for my staff to come in and say‘I am just a receptionist’. I want you to be the best receptionist.Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - January 3, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: Angela Sharda Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Practice management Featured Articles Personal Practice Source Type: news

Practice management — a changing game
Primary care and the role of the practice manager have changed radically in the past decade. Reforms in healthcare and wider spheres of life, together with operational considerations mean that the job calls for an increasing set of professional skills— and even personal qualities.Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - December 29, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Angela Sharda Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Practice development Ask The Expert Source Type: news