Practice administration

First steps to reducing workload in general practice

First steps to reducing workload in general practice

Practice manager Fionnuala O'Donnell looks through recent guidance on how to cut workload in practices and offers her tips on the easiest steps to implement.

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How the Freedom of Information Act applies to GP practices

How the Freedom of Information Act applies to GP practices

The MDU's Dr Nicola Lennard explains what practices are required to do under the Freedom of Information Act.

How physician associates can help general practice

How physician associates can help general practice

The GP Forward View promised 1,000 physician associates to support general practice by 2020. Dr Peter Dixon explains how these health professionals are trained and the role they can undertake within practices.

How 'active signposting' can benefit practices

How 'active signposting' can benefit practices

Active signposting is one of the 10 high impact actions that practices can take to free up GP time, according to NHS England. But what does it mean in practice? Rima Evans reports.

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Becoming a dementia-friendly practice

Becoming a dementia-friendly practice

How can practices become dementia-friendly and what are the benefits of doing so? Rima Evans reports.

What do the Five Year Forward View's 'next steps' mean for general practice?

What do the Five Year Forward View's 'next steps' mean for general practice?

NHS England's Next Steps on the Five Year Forward View sets out its vision for the NHS over the next two years, including changes for general practice.

New RCGP tool to support quality improvement activities

New RCGP tool to support quality improvement activities

The RCGP has developed a new online tool to help GPs and practice staff carry out quality improvement activities.

What practices need to do to under new whistleblowing guidance

What practices need to do to under new whistleblowing guidance

Practices will need to update their policies and appoint whistleblowing guardians by September 2017 to comply with new NHS England guidance.

How to support self care in your practice

How to support self care in your practice

Self Care Week takes place this month and there are many steps practices can take to encourage patients to self care, which in turn can help reduce demand, referrals and antibiotic prescribing and increase patient satisfaction.

Workload tips: Refusing work and reducing paperwork

Workload tips: Refusing work and reducing paperwork

Practice manager Fionnuala O'Donnell provides an overview of BMA guidance on work that practices could refuse to undertake, including links to template letters to help you do so.