Social media: A GP marginal gain?

29th June 2017

I gave a speech last week to GP practice manager members of CHEC – the leading provider of education, training, referrals management and project leadership for GP practices and primary care.  The audience were engaged [read more]

Delivering collaborative change

28th June 2017

There’s no question that it is a challenging time to be working in primary care. The service, described as the ‘backbone of the NHS’, yet historically de-prioritised in favour of its louder cousin, acute care, [read more]

Practice makes perfect

15th March 2017

Wessex LMCs has been awarded NHSE funding to support the training of practice managers as appraisers. These monies from the GP Forward View will enable 18 trained appraisers to appraise 120 Practice Managers.  Favouring feedback [read more]

Weaving a new age practice web

13th March 2017

Only a few years ago the idea of patients making an appointment or asking for a repeat prescription online seemed advanced; in our practice this is now only a small part of what patients can [read more]

The surgery social network

17th February 2017

Sarah Longland, practice manager at Swadlincote Surgery in Derby, has recently created a social media group for practice managers, ‘to provide a wide-reaching support network where members can speak freely about their role and develop [read more]

A word from the AMSPAR president

24th June 2016

Myra Upton is the president of the Association of Medical Secretaries, Practice Managers, Administrators and Receptionists (AMSPAR). Tim Martin catches up with her to discuss the challenges facing primary care and practice managers and how [read more]

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