Creating a survival plan for your practice

Creating a survival plan for your practice

Accountant Jenny Stone explains how practices can put in place a robust financial plan to help them survive in these challenging times.

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Training and development for practice nurses

Training and development for practice nurses

A blueprint setting out the skills and roles required for practice nurses means practices may have to ramp up their training and development.

What practices can learn from early adopters of 'at-scale' working

What practices can learn from early adopters of 'at-scale' working

New research on providing GP services at scale shows that successes have been limited and 'hard-won'. Stephanie Kumpunen explains how the lessons learned by the early adopters can help others work at scale more effectively.

How to set up a Skype consultation service

How to set up a Skype consultation service

Marc Schmid explains what is involved with setting up video consultations in GP practices. The article includes a downloadable practice protocol and patient information leaflet.

New data security standards for the NHS

New data security standards for the NHS

Two major reports suggest changes to the way that NHS organisations handle patient data. Medeconomics explains what this means for practices.


TOOLS TO HELP YOUR BUSINESS

Focus on: Staff management

Taking disciplinary action against an employee

Taking disciplinary action against an employee

Be sure you understand the legal principles, rules and procedures before taking disciplinary action against a member of staff, writes Susan Bernstein.

Dealing with difficult staff issues

Dealing with difficult staff issues

Staff performance can be significantly affected by a colleague's behaviour and practice managers need strong interpersonal skills to deal with such issues. Fiona Dalziel uses two examples to highlight how to approach difficult situations.

Guide to practice mergers: Managing staff through a merger

Guide to practice mergers: Managing staff through a merger

Practice mergers can create a lot of anxiety for staff. Dee Lynes explains how practices can ease the transition for employees and highlights employment law issues to address.

Job descriptions: a vital building block for managing staff

Job descriptions: a vital building block for managing staff

Many practices underestimate the importance of writing and updating job descriptions. Done well, they are a crucial tool in maximising the strength of your staff team, writes Fiona Dalziel.


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