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So far Adam Murray has created 11 blog entries.

Our Practice is big on teamwork


Paula Elliott has been a practice manager for more than 18 years and is a fountain of knowledge and a great teacher. Paula has a special and personal interest in LGBTQ+ and has hugely supported the team at Brimington Surgery in Chesterfield in achieving the Pride in Practice Gold award. She recently won the PMA Primary Care Network Manager of the Year [...]

Our Practice is big on teamwork2022-02-17T13:06:35+00:00

Everyone at my practice has worked tirelessly throughout


Practice Manager Jenna Johnstone has made a big impact at Peterloo Medical Centre in Rochdale, Greater Manchester. As well as being responsible for HR, Workforce, Complaints, Research and IT, she committed to workforce development and runs an array of dynamic research programmes where she integrates clinical teams, admin and frontline staff. She was recently awarded PMA Practice Manager of the Year. [...]

Everyone at my practice has worked tirelessly throughout2021-12-14T17:16:19+00:00

I live by lists


Multi-award-winning Primary Care Manager Tracy Dell wears many hats – Practice Manager, Business Manager, PCN Manager, Management Consultant, Trainer, Appraiser. She has spent more than 26 years working in healthcare management and recently picked up a PMA lifetime achievement award […]

I live by lists2021-11-22T11:08:58+00:00

I found my dream job… through the Kickstart Scheme


Just 3 months ago, I was yet another university graduate spat out into society and unable to find a job.  Living off Universal Credit, applying for everything relevant that popped up on Indeed, subscribing to hundreds of company websites and eagerly awaiting a job opening, yet finding no luck at all.  Luckily, my UC work coach told me about a government scheme called 'Kickstart'. I’d not heard of [...]

I found my dream job… through the Kickstart Scheme2021-09-16T17:23:46+01:00

Time for change


Whilst those who know me well would probably describe me as somewhat opinionated it is rare that I feel so animated, angry, desperately saddened and motivated to the point that I feel compelled to put my thoughts into writing, this however is such a time. Having watched and listened along with the majority of Britons and many others around the world to the tragic events unfolding before our [...]

Time for change2021-09-16T17:16:15+01:00

New Care Models – rules for GP engagement


In his second blog for us , independent management consultant Scott McKenzie looks into the questions around new models of care: Following on from my last blog on New Models of Care, I was asked if I could share the 6 questions I use to engage General Practice, and if I had examples of this in action. [...]

New Care Models – rules for GP engagement2018-10-02T15:02:00+01:00

Stress in the NHS is here to stay – a strategy for coping


Whilst there are very few reports about the prevalence of mental ill health within the NHS, we do know that doctors, nurses and many others in the healthcare profession face mental health risk factors, both occupational and individual. Specialist services developed specifically for interventions for doctors with mental health problems tend to show promising results, but lack of anonymity prevents many [...]

Stress in the NHS is here to stay – a strategy for coping2018-09-05T16:01:52+01:00

New Models of Care


With the introduction of New Models of Care for the provision of services at scale through, for example, an Integrated Care Systems (ICS), Multispecialty Community Provider (MCP), Primary and Acute Care Systems (PACS), and Accountable Care Organisations (ACO) - all of which include the Primary Care Home ( - it is essential that General Practice takes the time to explore its [...]

New Models of Care2018-10-02T15:02:54+01:00

PMA Making Positive Changes in GP Practices with Training Business


Primary care workforce development specialist has seen a three-fold increase in uptake of its training workshops and strong growth in diploma courses across the UK Primary care workforce development specialist The Practice Managers Association (PMA) is making positive changes in GP practices, reporting a strong start to 2018, having seen three-fold annualised growth in the uptake of its training workshops over [...]

PMA Making Positive Changes in GP Practices with Training Business2018-07-25T10:58:50+01:00



The Practice Managers Association has joined #MyGPandMe, in an advisory role. Here, we look at this new campaign to improve healthcare outcomes for people with learning disabilities and autism, and how you can make a real difference in your practice: Dimensions is a national not-for-profit support provider for people with learning disabilities, autism and complex needs. The organisation has a strong [...]

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