Module 4. Practice Management

Objectives for this module

To understand the skills needed to manage a practice as a business.  Practice delegation, time management and appraisal.  To understand how to find appropriate staff.  To understand practice accounts and make decisions to balance work and home life.  How to manage the overall responsibility of patient safety.


March 6th   Contracts & Employment

What is a practice agreement? How to look for pitfalls in a contract, what to ask about and where to find it.


March 13th   PRIME Part 2


March 20th   CV Writing, Jobs, Interviews

Now is the time to start looking around for job vacancies. What are your plans post ST3? How to write the winning CV, catch the eye of a prospective employer and secure the job from interview.


March 27th Quality Improvement

With Dr Joanna Bircher, QI lead for the RCGP


April 3rd  Quality Improvement


April 10th   EASTER


April 17th  EASTER


April 24th Practice Management


May 1st   Change in the NHS

We are working in an environment changing constantly - whether it's QOF, contracts, evidence or the structure of the NHS. This session is an insight into recent changes and how to manage change. With CCG chair Dr Alan Dow


May 8th    Practice Finances

How to make sense of GP finances. How to make money and how not to lose it!  With Hilary Lowe, Associate of Hall Liddy Specialist GP-Medical accountants


May 22nd   An introduction to the GMC

A chance to find out more about the GMC, learn about issues such as leadership and management, raising concerns, consent and capacity, end of life care, good medical practice and other important topics. With a GMC Regional Liaison Advisor


May 29th    Half Term


June 5th  Business, Reflection, Feedback

The penultimate teaching day, this is an opportunity to explore the interview process. Ever looked around and thought you could do a better job? Now's your chance - present your business case in front of the toughest panel of commisioners!


Date TBC   Appraisal and Revalidation - Grosvenor Medical Centre, Stalybridge

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An opportunity to meet the appraisal lead for Tameside and Glossop, Dr Paresh Parikh, exploring what you need to do after completing the training programme to maintain your practice.