On the job training: optimising workflow

4th September 2017

As practice managers and GPs attempt to solve the growing problem of reduced capacity within general practice Lewis Smith, business manager at Primary Care Collaboration Here explains the process and impact of a training programme [read more]

Healthcare apprenticeships: a recipe for success

31st August 2017

Across the UK apprenticeships are increasingly being recognised as an invaluable entry-point into the workplace – particularly in the health and social care sector. The National Skills Academy for Health want to encourage employers to [read more]

Hypertension: easing the tension

30th August 2017

Writing her first article for Practice Business, Dr Clare Price discusses the subject of hypertension. Beginning with a concise definition of blood pressure, she delves into the risk factors associated with hypertension and how the [read more]

Avoiding the big ‘B’…Burnout

25th August 2017

When a GP practice is under pressure the whole practice team feels the strain. Richard Stacey, senior medicolegal adviser at Medical Protection, speaks to some practice managers about the key causes of burnout and looks [read more]

A ‘super surgery’ merger strategy

23rd August 2017

The process of single surgeries banding together and forming ‘super surgeries’ is one that requires careful planning. Andrew Smith, corporate partner at Shakespeare Martineau LLP, provides timely advice on the advantages of sharing resources, economies [read more]

Crohn’s disease and Ulcerative Colitis

22nd August 2017

Affecting as many as 50-100 people per 100,000, Crohn’s disease is an inflammatory bowel condition closely related to ulcerative colitis. Dr Paul Lambden explores symptoms of both illnesses as well as methods of diagnoses and [read more]

Premises: Big plans, small budget

16th August 2017

Tim Martin speaks to the experts to find out how practices can improve their premises if they don’t have the funds available to undertake major building work. How can they make the space as functional [read more]

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