Practice Management

Practice Management

clinical2An Introduction to Clinical Audit
Stephen Ashmore & Tracy Ruthven (The Clinical Audit Support Centre)

Stephen Ashmore and Tracey Ruthven run the Clinical Audit Support service and have provided this lecture, an Introduction to the Clinical Audit Process.
Audit is an essential part of everyday clinical practice and this lecture will refresh your skills and enable your auditing to become more effective.
After discussing the audit process and reviewing the terminology and concepts involved Stephen and Tracey discuss a series of hot tips.

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clinical4Explaining the Clinical Audit Process
Stephen Ashmore & Tracy Ruthven (The Clinical Audit Support Centre)

The Clinical Audit Support Centre is the brainchild of Tracy Ruthven and Stephen Ashmore. Tracy and Stephen formerly managed Leicestershire Primary Care Audit Group (PCAG) and collectively have over 20 years experience in clinical audit and quality assurance across all sectors of the NHS.

The Clinical Audit Support Centre was founded in September 2006 and is a Private Limited Company. Tracy and Stephen are the founders, owners and directors of the business.

The main aim of the centre is to provide bespoke support and training to healthcare professionals across a range of quality improvement fields. The work of the centre is quality assured and all staff that work for the organisation must have an academic qualification in clinical audit or clinical governance. In addition, staff who deliver training must possess a nationally recognised teaching qualification

In this detailed lecture Stephen and Tracey explain how to perform clinical audit. This is an essential lecture for GPs and their staff who conduct audits.

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clinical1An Introduction to Significant Event Audit
Stephen Ashmore & Tracy Ruthven (The Clinical Audit Support Centre)

An Introduction to Significant Event Audit

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John BaldaroStreamlining Practice Expenditure
John Baldaro (Director, PracticeProfit)

PracticeProfit is the UK’s only firm of purchasing and cost reduction experts who work exclusively with professional practices. John Baldero\'s talk here is an introduction to cost reduction techniques. Practiceprofit offer a range of specialist services all of which help GP's practices achieve more profit.

They have experience covering most business and management disciplines so are very likely to be able to help your business strategy planning, change management, purchasing, tendering and operations management.

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Ken CraigTaxation for self-employed GPs
Ken Craig (Partner, Rawlinsons Chartered Accounts)

This talk by Ken Craig, a Partner at Rawlinsons Chartered Accountants, provides a comprehensive guide to tax affairs for a GP. Recommeneded for all newly qualified GPs and trainees, and a useful reminder to the rest of us.

The lecture is in 3 parts and deals with the basics of taxation, single handed and locum implications, partnership basics, national insurance, pensions and finally " dealing with the HMRC".

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Nigel MorleySetting up a Pharmacy
Nigel Morley (Surelines Limited)

Nigel Morley is an independent consultant registered pharmacist and Managing Director of Surelines Ltd. He is acknowledged as a leading consultant in Dispensing Doctor Dispensing. From Government departments to the smallest single handed practice, he is happy to advise on financial, legal and practical matters. Nigel has particular interest in improving practice finances, pharmacy applications and controlled drugs.

Nigel's lecture here is an excellent review of all of the issues a GP practice will have to consider should they decide to set up a pharmacy. If you are a GP who is considering this, then this lecture will be of great interest to you.

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Nigel MorleyControlled Drugs - The Law, Probity & Good Practice
Nigel Morley (Surelines Limited)

Nigel Morley is an independent consultant registered pharmacist and Managing Director of Surelines Ltd. He is acknowledged as a leading consultant in Dispensing Doctor Dispensing.
Nigel has particular interest in improving practice finances, pharmacy applications and controlled drugs.
This is a lecture that dispensing doctors and their dispensers will benefit from viewing at regular intervals.

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Peter WaddellManaging Change
Peter Waddell (Partner, Cherith Simmons Learning and Development)

Peter Waddell is a Lead Consultant at Cherith Simmons Learning & Development. He has worked at board level in the UKs leading marketing agencies and is a leading edge marketing, management and communication strategist.

He specialises in Change Management, Marketing, Project Management, Management Development and Tailored Customer Care courses for all levels of staff. He is a guest lecturer at Bristol Business School on Customer Loyalty & a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Greenwich.

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James WilliamsMaximising surgery income
James Williams (GP Surveyors)

James Williams is a Senior Chartered Surveyor with GPSurveyors. His talk here is an excellent discussion of (and for new GPs introduction to) the intricacies of GP premises, and how they are funded.

He begins with discussing cost and notional rent, and some basics in how these should be approached. How can you maximise income from your premises? James deals with this question and discusses a variety of common strategies used by practices. Finally he discusses the four key factors which affect value: the DDA, infection control, internal maintenance and layout.

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