The Confident Practice Manager
programme is designed for those who aspire to develop their leadership role in practice management. The programme brings together like-minded individuals in a safe and stimulating environment to learn together and share experiences, supported by experienced executive coaches who provide context and with expert input on a number of areas relevant to participants. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - May 24, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

GP surgery in Reading faces staffing issues resulting in closure
A GP surgery in Reading has struggled to recruit practice staff and as a result has had to hand back its contract.  Priory Avenue Surgery in Caversham will close on 30 June 2018, after the current APMS provider of GP services One Medical Group failed to recruit permanent GPs and practice staff, NHS Berkshire West Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) said in a statement published today (23 May). Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - May 23, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick CQC HR Practice management Latest News Source Type: news

RCGP calls for social prescriber in every practice to tackle ‘epidemic of loneliness’
The RCGP has launched a UK-wide campaign to tackle the‘epidemic of loneliness’ and social isolation affecting millions of patients.  A survey carried out by the RCGP found that three out of four GP see between one and five people a day who have come in mainly because they are lonely.  The college is calling for every GP to have access to a social prescriber to help people make connections to prevent them becoming isolated and lonely. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - May 23, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Finance HR Patients Practice development Practice management Latest News Source Type: news

Practice manager commends GP for parliamentary award nomination
A Wandsworth doctor has been chose from hundreds of applications to represent London in a competition to mark the NHS turning 70.  Dr Sian Job, who works at NHS Wandsworth CCG, was nominated by her local Conservative MP Justine Greening to compete against other three candidates in the patient and public involvement award category.  Her CCG, her MP and a practice manager she has worked with have commended Dr Job for her dedication in involving patients to have a say about local health services. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - May 22, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Practice development Practice management Latest News Personal Practice Source Type: news

EHR CareCloud delivers in first year of'MIPS Success Guarantee '
In the first year of CMS ’ Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), CareCloud, an EHR and practice management software company that offers a MIPS Success Guarantee Program to its users, is reporting that 100 percent of its physicians are avoiding penalties under the program — and nearly half are receiving additional bonus payments. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - May 21, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Number of GP practices offering extended hours appointments increasing
Some 40% of patients could make routine GP appointments in evenings and weekends in March, the latest NHS England data have shown.  An NHS England survey of 6,892 GP practices found that 805 practices, with a combined 5.4m patients, did not offer any extended hours provision when the latest data was collected in March.  This was down from 826 practices at the latest count, in September 2017.  Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - May 21, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Patient Access Practice development Practice management Latest News Source Type: news

How e-consultation helped us revolutionise our practice
As part of the General Practice Forward View,£45m has been invested to help practices purchase online consultation systems.  Practice manager Mark Thomas was looking for a better way to manageChelston Hall Surgery in Torquay, South West England when he came across e-consultation. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - May 18, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Patient Access Patients Practice development Latest News Personal Practice Source Type: news

Almost half of patients in Cornwall struggle to book GP appointment
Nearly half (46%) of Cornish patients find it hard to speak to practice staff to book an appointment, a health watchdog has revealed.   A survey, which collected answers from more than 2,100 patients, launched by Healthwatch Cornwall in collaboration with health service commissioners NHS Kernow, also found that the overal experience of booking an appointment was'poor' for 38% of people.  Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - May 17, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Patient Access Practice management Latest News Source Type: news

GP practices piloting pre-registration of prisoners due for release
Practices are set to pilot a pre-release registration scheme for prisoners, in an effort to maintain continuity of care.  The pilot scheme, which will launch over the summer, will see prisoners in Sheffield registered with a GP near the prison up to one month ahead of their release.  GP leaders have welcomed the pilot, saying it will ensure GPs are‘fully equipped’ when ex-offenders visit the practice. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - May 17, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Patient Access Practice development Practice management Latest News Source Type: news

Capita GP support contract'potentially compromised patient safety', find auditors
The National Audit Office has said NHS England's decision to outsource primary care support services to Capita'potentially compromised patient safety', and has instructed it to consider taking services back in house.  Pulse has reported on GPs suffering severe disruptions to services - including with payments, pensions, performers list registrations, records movement and medical supplies - since the contract was awarded in 2015. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - May 17, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Practice development Practice management Latest News Source Type: news

Soho GP practice targeted by CQC after losing all Chinese-speaking GPs
A team of CQC inspectors has made an unannounced visit to a GP practice in Soho, central London, after complaints that non-English speaking patients were receiving sub-standard care.  Chinese patients, who make up a third of the 5,200 patients registered at the Soho Square General Practice, have been turned away following the departure of both Chinese-speaking practice partners, as well as'all other experienced staff, at all levels'. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - May 16, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Complaints CQC Patient Access Practice management Latest News Source Type: news

NHS has lost 1,000 GPs since Jeremy Hunt set workforce target
The GP workforce in England is continuing to decline, as official statistics reveal that 316 full-time equivalent GPs have left the profession in the last three months. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - May 15, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick HR Patient Access Practice development Latest News Source Type: news

Welsh practice staff to receive state-backed indemnity
GPs and health professionals working in NHS general practices will get clinical negligence indemnity backed by the Welsh Government, it has been announced.  Health secretary Vaughan Gething made the announcement today (14 May) after concerns were raised on increasing indemnity costs that could drive GPs away from general practice. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - May 14, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick HR Practice development Latest News Source Type: news

CQC suspends 14,000-patient GP practice over patient safety concerns
A GP practice with over 14,000 patients has been temporarily suspended by the CQC following concerns over patient safety.  The Staunton Group Practice in Haringey has been suspended for six months with the four GP partners‘unable to see patients at the practice’ during this time.  An 11-practice partnership in nearby Enfield has had to step in to care for the patients.  With 14,658 patients registered at the practice, it is thought to be one of the biggest practices to be suspended by the CQC.Hide related content:  Show related contentGallery: read more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - May 11, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick CQC Patients Practice management Latest News Source Type: news

Government amends NHS data-sharing agreement
The Government has decided to stop the data-sharing agreement between the NHS and the Home Office, under which patient data in practices was used to track down illegal immigrants. Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport of the United Kingdom Margot James announced in Parliament yesterday (9 May) that they have decided to facilitate the exchange of patients’ data between the two bodies only when‘serious criminality’ is involved.Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - May 10, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: Angela Sharda Tags: IT Patient Access Patients Practice development Practice management Latest News Source Type: news

Henry Schein shares down despite Street-beating Q1
Shares in Henry Schein (NSDQ:HSIC) have fallen today despite the medical device maker beating expectations on Wall Street with its first quarter 2018 earnings release. The Melville, N.Y.-based company posted profits of $140.2 million, or 91¢ per share, on sales of $3.2 billion for the three months ended March 31, seeing the bottom-line shrink 0.4% while sales grew 10.2% compared with the same period during the previous year. Adjusted to exclude one-time items, earnings per share were 95¢, just ahead of the 92¢ consensus on Wall Street where analysts expected to see sales of $3.2 billion, which the compa...
Source: Mass Device - May 8, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News MassDevice Earnings Roundup Wall Street Beat Henry Schein Inc. Source Type: news

Everything you need to know about Orangeworm
On 12 May 2017, the global WannaCry ransomware attack targeted the NHS.   As a result: • More than 200,000 computers were affected in 100 countries • Almost 20,000 hospital appointments were cancelled • 80 of 236 trusts suffered disruption in England  • 603 NHS organisations including 595 GP practices were infected  Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - May 8, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Practice management Latest News Source Type: news

Importance of Artificial Intelligence in Dentistry
ConclusionHuman history has taught us that the right and meaningful technology is always adopted by the community. We can be certain that AI will change dentistry in a way we cannot even imagine today. Dentistry has always been at the forefront when it comes to implementing new technologies. Be it practice management software, digital radiographs or 3D printing – dentists have been early adopters. AI-powered products are a natural next evolution of dental technology and the promise will be realized very soon. We hope you liked the article. If you are a dentist, then please Sign Up as a Clinical Investigator...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - May 4, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

How our practices are on track to save £70,000
Working at scale is becoming more common for practices. As of 2016, over half the country had formed into networks or federations of practices, said Dr Arvind Madan, director of primary care, at NHS England in the general practice forward view (GPFV).  In December 2017, a group of practice managers in Calderdale, West Yorkshire got together to discuss the possibility of working collaboratively. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - May 4, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick HR Practice development Practice management Latest News Source Type: news

QOF may shrink to'3-4%' of GP practice income as review ‘nears completion’
EXCLUSIVE The QOF in England looks set to be retained, but could be slashed back to just 3-4% of practice income, according to a GP member of the review group.  RCGP vice chair Professor Martin Marshall told Pulse that rather than a current 8-10% of practice income, the QOF should be stripped back to a‘much smaller set of indicators’, under plans that are being pushed by the RCGP. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - May 3, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Finance Practice management Latest News Source Type: news

Almost half of practices predict merger or restructure in next five years
Growing financial pressures mean almost half of GP practices are considering a merge or restructure in the next five years, a survey has found.  The majority (85%) of the 145 GPs who responded to the Lloyds Bank commercial banking healthcare confidence index survey published today (2 May), said they expect financial pressures to mount over the next five years.  In response to these pressures, 48% of them are considering merging or changing their practice’s structure. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - May 2, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Finance Practice development Premises Latest News Source Type: news

Practice managers to support struggling practices in North Wales
Struggling GP practices in North Wales could soon receive support from a group of GPs, practice managers and other specialists in a bid to help them develop sustainable businesses.  Ahead of its board meeting tomorrow (2 May), the Betsi Cadwaladr health board (BCUHB) is suggesting to set up a group of dedicated and qualified GPs, nurses and practice managers to support practices struggling with workforce, recruitment and retention issues. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - May 1, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Practice development Practice management Latest News Source Type: news

Are GP practice takeovers the future?
Acute trusts are running more and more GP practices. Ali Moore investigates.  Castle Place Practice in Tiverton took a major step in January: it became part of the local hospital trust. The 50 members of staff, including GPs, joined the Royal Devon and Exeter Foundation Trust in a move described as aiding integration of services. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - April 30, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: llegraien Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Practice management Latest News Source Type: news

RCGP Wales: Government must take ‘urgent action’ to boost GP workforce
The general practice workforce in Wales must expand‘urgently’, the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) in Wales has warned.   The organisation, which represents GPs in Wales, said it had been warning‘for several years' that the GP workforce is at'tipping point’.  RCGP Wales chair Dr Rebecca Payne said:‘It is imperative that the Welsh Government takes urgent action to boost the GP workforce and expand the number of other healthcare professionals working in general practice.’Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - April 30, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick HR Patient Access Practice development Practice management Latest News Source Type: news

Preparing for new data regulations – GP practice check list
GPC IT policy lead Dr Paul Cundy runs through a check list of actions for practices to prepare for the EU General Data Protection Regulation  With the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) due to come into force on 25 May, GPC IT policy lead Dr Paul Cundy runs through a check list of actions to help you get prepared. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - April 26, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Patients Practice development Practice management Latest News Source Type: news

The Confident Practice Manager
programme is designed for those who aspire to develop their leadership role in practice management. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 26, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

New funding model needed for general practice, study claims
General practice needs a new funding model to respond to workload and staffing challenges, a study has claimed.  NHS England takes into consideration only a limited number of variables considered relevant to workload and staffing when allocating resources, researchers from Oxford, Cambridge and Bristol suggested. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - April 24, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Finance Patients Practice management Latest News Source Type: news

Schein to spin out animal health biz in merger with Vets First Choice
Henry Schein (NSDQ:HSIC) said today it plans to spin off its Animal Health business and merge it with Vets First Choice to create a new combined animal health business which will operate under the moniker Vets First Corp. The new company aims to use advanced data analytics, practice management software and other specialized technology to support animal health, and will combine Henry Schein Animal Health’s approximate 4,300 employees with Vets First Choice’s 750 US employees. The newly formed business will have pro forma 2017 sales of approximately $3.6 billion, Henry Schein said. “We are excited abou...
Source: Mass Device - April 23, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Mergers & Acquisitions Wall Street Beat Henry Schein Inc. Source Type: news

Assistant practice manager raises £4,120 for charity
An assistant practice manager based in a practice in Doncaster, South Yorkshire has raised£4,120 for charity after completing the Virgin Money London Marathon yesterday.  Vickie Hassall, who works at Kingthorne Group Practice, ran over five hours to reach the finish line on Aprill 22. Team KT  Ms Hassall said that she received great support from both patients and staff members. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - April 23, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Finance Patients Practice development Latest News Personal Practice Source Type: news

GP practices'intimidated' into handing over patient data to police
GP leaders in Kent have called on local police officers to stop'intimidating' practices into handing over patient records.  The officers were said to have entered surgeries demanding patient records but were unable to show the request had been authorised by a supervisor.  LMC leaders said that, in some cases, practices‘inadvertently’ gave police officers the data– later realising it is against patient confidentiality. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - April 20, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Patients Practice management Latest News Source Type: news

NHS England invests millions into North of England primary care since GPFV launch
More than£75m has been invested to transform primary care services across the North of England since the General Practice Forward View (GPFV), NHS England has announced.  More than£45m has been invested to transform primary care across Cheshire and Merseyside, while£30m has been spent across Lancashire and South Cumbria, NHS England said today (20 April). Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - April 20, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Finance Practice development Practice management Latest News Source Type: news

Dr. Chris Salierno Joins Cellerant Consulting Group and Best of Class Panel
Cellerant Consulting Group is excited to announce that Dr. Chris Salierno has joined the company as the newest member of its esteemed Chief Development Officer (CDO) team. Dr. Salierno has also joined the Cellerant Best of Class Technology Award panel of judges which is currently concluding deliberations for 2018 award winners that began in February at the Chicago Midwinter Meeting.  “Chris is an important addition to the Cellerant CDO team,” said Dr. Lou Shuman CEO and founder of Cellerant Consulting Group. Chris joins fellow CDOs Marty Jablow DMD, Paul Feuerstein DMD, and John Flucke DDS. Chief Deve...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 19, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

CS 8100SC 3D Wins 2018 Edison Award for Its Innovative Design
ATLANTA —The CS 8100SC 3D extraoral imaging system by Carestream Dental has been awarded a bronze 2018 Edison Award in the category of Dental/Medical Digital Imaging by the internationally renowned Edison Awards ™. The distinguished award, inspired by Thomas Edison’s persistence and inventiveness, recognizes innovation, creativity and ingenuity in the global economy.“It’s exciting to see companies like Carestream Dental continuing Thomas Edison’s legacy of challenging conventional thinking,” Frank Bonafilia, executive director, Edison Awards, said. “Edison Awards recognizes t...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 19, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

How collaborating on care navigation saved our practices 37 hours of GP time
Debden Health Group, made up of eight rural Suffolk practice,  decided to look into care navigation when confronted with the difficulty of hiring GPs.  After receiving guidance from NHS England though theTime for Care programme, they jointly wrote guidance to enable their receptionists to better navigate patients to the appropriate care. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - April 17, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Patients Practice development Practice management Latest News Personal Practice Source Type: news

Home Office must stop using GP patient data ‘like yellow pages’, RCGP demands
The Home Office must be prevented from using GP patient data‘like the yellow pages’, the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) has urged.  The comment follows renewed calls from the health and social care committee for NHS Digital to suspend an agreement– known as a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)– that allows it to share data with the Home Office.  RCGP chair Helen Stokes-Lampard said that the current approach followed by the Home Office risks putting off patients from visiting their GP practices.Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - April 16, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Patient Access Patients Latest News Source Type: news

Practice considers closing branch
A GP practice could close after failing to find new premises, as the current ones are not suitable for the provision of care.  Patients have been sent a letter today (13 April) in which the practice partners ask for their views on the closure of one of The Limes Medical Centre branches, Garlinge Branch Surgery in Margate, Kent.  The main surgery in Trinity Square, Margate will stay open and patients will not need to re-register with another practice. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - April 13, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Practice development Premises Latest News Source Type: news

How your practice can save 700 ‘inappropriate appointments’ a year
Aylsham and Reepham Surgeries staff was aware of a number of frequent attenders to their practices, but they never analysed the problem until they came across theProductive General Practice (PGP) Quick Start programme.  With support from the NHS England’s Sustainable Improvement team, the practices pinpointed almost 700‘inappropriate appointments’ over a period of 12 months. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - April 12, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Patient Access Practice development Practice management Latest News Personal Practice Source Type: news

How your practice can save 700 ‘inappropriate' appointments a year
Aylsham and Reepham Surgeries staff was aware of a number of frequent attenders to their practices, but they never analysed the problem until they came across theProductive General Practice (PGP) Quick Start programme.  With support from the NHS England’s Sustainable Improvement team, the practices pinpointed almost 700‘inappropriate appointments’ over a period of 12 months. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - April 12, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Patient Access Practice development Practice management Latest News Personal Practice Source Type: news

CS 3600 Intraoral Scanner Outperforms Other Scanners, Traditional Impression, in Finish Line Accuracy
ATLANTA —Since its launch in 2016, the accuracy of Carestream Dental ’s CS 3600 intraoral scanner has beenconsistently confirmed by international third-party scientific research. Now, the scanner has once again been recognized for its outstanding performance in finish line accuracy.“Finish Line Distinctness and Accuracy in 7 Intraoral Scanners versus Conventional Impression: An In-vitro Descriptive Comparison, ”* published in BMC Oral Health, aims to highlight differences, if any, in finish line distinctness and finish line accuracy among seven intraoral scanners and one traditional impression.The s...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 12, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Is Your Diagnosis Coding Ready for Risk Adjustment? Is Your Diagnosis Coding Ready for Risk Adjustment?
Learning how to correctly incorporate Hierarchical Condition Category (HCC) codes can have positive effect on payment as well as present a more accurate picture of patient health status.Family Practice Management (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

RCGP provides practices guidance on purchasing online systems
The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) has issued a list of questions for patients, GPs, commissioners and practices to consider before switching to online GP services. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - April 10, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick CQC Patient Access Latest News Source Type: news

Practices to offer free shingles vaccine to over 70s
GP practices will offer the shingles vaccine throughout the year to patients over the age of 70.  Aletter by Public Health England (PHE) and NHS England sent to practices today (9 April) specified that patients aged 70 and 78 years old will now be eligible for their shingles vaccine from the date of their birthday. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - April 9, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Patients Practice management Latest News Source Type: news

How my experience as a CQC inspector helps me manage my practice
Meeting the increasing needs of an ageing population with limited resources is a challenge most practice managers are facing at present, reflected by frequent media reports of primary care staff shortages nationwide.  Management in Practice’s reporter Valeria Fiore asked Devon-based practice manager, federation manager and occasional CQC inspector Tracy Green how she overcomes this obstacle and keeps her practice thriving. Q: What is the biggest challenge you are facing as a practice manager? Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - April 6, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick CQC Practice development Practice management Latest News Personal Practice Source Type: news

The Confident Practice Manager
programme is designed for those who aspire to develop their leadership role in practice management. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 6, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

How can Patient Participation Groups benefit practice managers?
PPGs have existed since 1972 by Dr Peter Pritchard but GP practices have only been contractually required to have a Patient Participation Group (PPG) since 2015.  There are no specific requirements on how to run a PPG but Dr Patricia Wilkie OBE, National Association of Patient Participation (NAPP) president and chairman, volunteers to help GPs and practice managers to understand the benefits of having a PPG. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - April 5, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Patient Access Patients Featured Articles Latest News Personal Practice Source Type: news

Henry Schein and Internet Brands Form Joint Venture To Deliver Integrated Technology To Enhance Dental Practice Management
New global company - called Henry Schein One - combines Dentrix, Dentrix Ascend, Exan, Easy Dental, Demandforce, Sesame Communications and other market-leading dental brands  MELVILLE, N.Y., April 3, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC), the world's largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental, animal health, and medical practitioners, and Internet Brands,a leading provider of web presence and online marketing software, announced today the creation of a joint venture designed to deliver integrated dental technology to help the profession improve practice managemen...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 4, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

New Oncology Care Model Unfolds From CMS
During the NCCN Annual Conference, Ron Kline, MD, FAAP, from CMS ’s Innovation Center, discussed the Center’s pilot Oncology Care Model. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - April 3, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Roxanne Nelson Tags: Conferences/NCCN SiteTerms/www.cannabissciencetech.com/News Practice Management Source Type: news

How your practice can save £20K by making better use of paramedics
Adelaide Street Surgery in Blackpool was struggling to hire more GPs to meet a growing demand of appointments from its patients. The practice management team and GP partners met to come up with a workforce strategy, which resulted in the decision to hire two paramedics. On top of being able to save the practice£20,000 a year, the team was able to offer an extra 88 appointments per week.Management in Practice’s reporter Valeria Fiore talked to the practice business manager, Luan Stewart, to find out how they have done it.Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - April 3, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick HR Patients Practice development Practice management Featured Articles Latest News Personal Practice Source Type: news

Paramedics to prescribe drugs following change in law
Hundreds of advanced paramedics will start prescribing medicines as early as 2019 in a bid to take the pressure off GP practices and hospitals, NHS England has said. Around 700 advanced paramedics will be able to prescribe medication to patients who do not need hospital treatment, following an amendment to the human medicines regulations (2012), which came into force yesterday (1 April).Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - April 3, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Patients Practice management Latest News Source Type: news