Blue Stream Academy - New Module release

17 April 2019

Blue Stream Academy (BSA) have officially released their ‘Lone Working’ module.

What is Lone Working?

A lone worker is someone who work by themselves without close or direct supervision in any environment where there are no other workers. Lone workers can be vulnerable and are at increased risk of physical or verbal abuse and harassment, accidents, theft, manual handling and incidents simply because they don’t have the immediate support of colleagues or security staff.

Where can I access this module?

If you are already a BSA user, you can gain access to this module across all BSA online training suites. You can email them if you have any access issues. If you are new to using BSA, but would like to register for one of their elearning suites, head over to their page and complete a quote form.

Surgery Link now known as CNS Media

03 April 2019

Our approved supplier of website design have changed their name. Surgery Link has always just been a brand name of CNS Media, so they have decided to retire the Surgery Link brand and keep things simple by just using their company name instead.

Other than a name change, nothing else will be affected including pricing and customer service levels. You will still get all the great features already included, such as:

- A hosted website for £200 per year
- All updates free of charge
- Mobile device friendly designs
- Friends and Family Test questionnaire
- Choice of colour scheme

If you want further information on CNS Media or would like to request a quote, head over to their page within the Suppliers section.

New Supplier

01 April 2019

Scan House have over 20 years’ experience in document management solutions. They have an innovative approach to the search, retrieval and viewing of scanned documents plus content discovery and redaction services. Scan House can also provide an off-site document secure storage solution as well.

For more information on Scan House or to request a quote, visit their page in the Suppliers section of our website.

LMC Buying Group Easter Prize Draw

25 March 2019

We want to treat you to some goodies this Easter and what better way to do it than with a basket full of your favourite chocolates!

Any member who completes a quote request form for any of our approved suppliers or registers as a member of the LMC Buying group between 25 March to 14 April 2019 will be entered in to our Easter prize draw to stand a chance of winning our Easter chocolate hamper.

The hamper includes:

  • Two large gold Lindt chocolate bunnies
  • One large ‘Mini eggs’ Easter egg
  • One Fruit & Nut chocolate bar
  • One pack of sugar free ‘Monser Roth’ Belgian chocolate eggs
  • Five Cadbury’s creme eggs
  • Pack of ‘Dairyfine’ mini milk chocolate Easter eggs

You can get interactive with us on Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter and share the good news with your neighbouring practices.

Royal Mail Stamp increase

18 March 2019

Royal Mail has announced price hikes for first and second-class stamps. The price changes will take effect from Monday 25 March 2019:

First class stamps:

  • 5p increase for large letter stamps from £1.01p to £1.06p
  • 3p increase for standard stamp from 67p to 70p

Second class stamps:

  • 4p increase for large letter stamps from 79 to 83p
  • 3p increase for standard stamp from 58p to 61p

Your practice can mitigate paying these extra costs by placing a bulk purchase for your stamps with our approved supplier of stationary, Whittaker Office Solutions before Monday 25 March. You can contact Whittaker’s on 01509 243 878 or send an email with your order information to stock up now.

On the road to South Yorkshire PM Conference

11 March 2019

We have lots of events lined up for this year and really hope to meet more of members in person. Our next stop will be the South Yorkshire Practice Managers Conference at Rotherham United Football Club. If you want to meet up with us for a one-to-one consultation on how we can better support you through your membership, simply send us and email an we will set up a time slot for us to meet on the day.

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