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 4th - Contracts & Employment

With Claire Ashley and Jay Darbinson from the BMA


March 11th - PRIME Part 2


March 18th - 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 25th - Quality Improvement

With GM and RCGP lead for QI, Dr Joanna Bircher, an opportunity to start thinking in more depth about how we run quality improvement projects to improve our practice efficiency and services to patients.


April 1st - 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.


April 8th   EASTER


April 15th  EASTER


April 22nd - 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.


April 29th - Workforce


May 6th - 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 20th - Contracts & Employment


May 27th - Half Term


June 3rd -   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

                                                                   SK15 1RZ

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.