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by Stuart Gidden
11 October 2007

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Editor’s weekly letter

Here are the top picks from this week’s Management in Practice news. Just click on the headline to read the whole story. We would love to hear what you think, so please leave your comments in the feedback box at the bottom of each article.

Hot topics
We need to stop CPD plodding!
Our practice manager insider has been inspired to continue with her professional development

GP practices to enter “MySpace” age with NHS Choices
Coined “MySpace for GPs”, practice managers will be able to edit and update their own web pages on NHS website
AMSPAR reveals new qualification
AMSPAR has replaced its current certificate in General Practice Reception with a new certificate in Health Services Administration (HSA)

Tory leader attacks Labour and promises more power for GPs
David Cameron has attacked Labour’s record on health and said a personalised NHS system will give more control to GPs

Should GPs resume 24-hour responsibility for their patients?
Two experts debate the issue of whether GPs should take back responsibility for out-of-hours care

Personal Practice
The general practice poster boy
This week, our inside practice partner is overwhelmed by the start of flu season – not to mention the QOF

Back to Birmingham!
Yesterday (Wednesday 10 October), Management in Practice Events returned to the Birmingham NEC, where we hosted the inaugural Event last year. Highlights included MiP regular Patricia Gray’s talk on managing partners, and Chair Wendy Garcarz’s galvanising call on practice managers to make their voices heard. I’ll shortly be putting up a blog all about it in the Practice Profile section

Latest video
We have three new video and slide demonstrations from the recent London Event for you to watch.
John Nicholas, Choose and Book Clinical Lead, on patient referrals and records
Julie Wilson, Clinical Risk Manager, Medical Protection Society, on patient safety and quality of patient care
Dr Peter Forrester on maximising the impact of practice based commissioning

Have a good week,

Stuart Gidden
Supervising Editor