Now it is all systems go on implementing the Competition and Market Authority’s information remedies. Matt James reports on progress ...
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By Robin Stride A widening income gap is emerging between the highest and lowest-earning independent practitioner consultants in the wake of the Competition and Markets Authority’s (CMA’s) rulings affecting how they conduct their business. There has been a surge in the number of top-income consultants, but the outlook for many others is proving bleaker and […]
‘Accountant’s Clinic’ Whatever your stage of life, it has never been as important as it is now to take action about your pension. To benefit from the changes introduced from 6 April 2015 and enjoy a comfortable retirement – especially if you plan to retire early – you need to have saved enough to make […]
‘Business Dilemmas’ Independent practitioners have been raising a number of issues following the new drug-driving legislation. Dr Nicola Lennard (right) responds. Dilemma 1 Will law change affect scrips? Q. I am a consultant psychiatrist and I have heard there is a new offence of drug-driving which includes prescription drugs like benzodiazepines. I wonder […]
It can often be difficult for independent practitioners to know where to start in marketing their private practice. Surgeon Mr Dev Lall covers some of the basics for taking that first scary step. It can feel a bit scary the first time you promote yourself and your practice. And although the fear is entirely in […]
Now it is all systems go on implementing the Competition and Market Authority’s information remedies. Matt James reports on progress at the Private Healthcare Information Network. It is time to update you on recent progress toward implementing the Competition and Market Authority’s (CMA’s) ‘information remedies’ to bring about better information for patients in a way […]
Consultant psychiatrist Dr Mahnaz Hashmi explains how letting an apartment through Airbnb led her and husband Dr Barry Lambert, a consultant paediatric anaesthetist, to set up a private healthcare business that emphasises the personal relationship between practitioner and patient. Building up private practice in healthcare can be a frustrating experience. You do the work, but […]
A change to ‘informed consent’ Why should a Scottish obstetric case affect what everyone does in private practice and the NHS? Lawyer Bertie Leigh explains. The days when independent practitioners could assume their indemnifiers would permit them to remain in benefit and unlimited practice have long since departed. High-risk practitioners may find the benefits of […]
Consultants are facing a multitude of problems when it comes to medical billing and collection. Independent Practitioner Today asked billing expert Garry Chapman to keep a ‘warts and all’ diary of the issues he encounters in a typical working week. Here is his report. MONDAY It is an early start to the week for me […]
Many independent practitioners take time out from busy workloads to give back to communities here and abroad. In this month’s Independent Practitioner Today, Simon Bruce announces the launch of a charity appeal to help doctors who train doctors. Trauma is an increasingly significant cause of death and disability throughout the world. The World Health Organisation […]
With Spain’s fantastic climate, food, wine and lifestyle, it’s hardly surprising that it is the number one holiday destination for Britons and also for holiday homes. Following last month’s article about where to buy for investment or a holiday home, Dylan Mitchell looks at the process of buying property in Spain and turning that dream […]
At last – the latest Audi TT is fun to drive. It’s a head-turner and a practical car for everyday use, says Independent Practitioner Today’s motoring correspondent Dr Tony Rimmer. If your private practice captures an above-average share of the available market, then you are obviously doing something right. And if you capture twice as […]