Break the cycle: Leadership to be proud of

14th July 2017

A loss of commitment and drive John doesn’t feel the same about work anymore. Something’s changed. He used to approach it with commitment and drive, happily doing extra hours because he believed in where they [read more]

Waiting rooms: A little something for the wait

13th July 2017

Tim Martin finds out how practice managers can ensure waiting rooms reflect the needs of their demographic, the benefits of displaying seasonal information and the advantages of modernising from a patient and business perspective. A [read more]

60 seconds with…Diane Piatek

11th July 2017

What do you do to de-stress after a long day? I am an avid horsewoman and am very lucky to live in the heart of eventing country in the Cotswolds and to own my own [read more]

Taking control of diabetes care in practice

10th July 2017

The increase in the number of people with long-term conditions is putting added pressure on healthcare resources. Enabling patients to effectively manage their own illness can be an efficient way of alleviating this; as Lindsay [read more]

Practice assets: It’s not all tied up

7th July 2017

‘It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…’ The opening words of Charles Dickens’ a Tale of Two Cities now ring true for GPs and their practices; pressure is mounting due to severely stretched [read more]

System change: prioritising patients by need

5th July 2017

What is Doctor First? Doctor First is a GP appointment system that helps GP practices to better manage demand by giving patients rapid contact with a senior clinician. Unlike other appointment systems, Doctor First enables [read more]

Planning for tomorrow

4th July 2017

According to Understanding pressures in general practice, the 2016 King’s Fund report, more GPs today are retiring – and retiring earlier. A 2015 national survey of GPs by the British Medical Association reported that 34% [read more]

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