Data breach threats

Private healthcare providers have been warned to wake up to escalating data breach threats from organised criminals using a vast range of tactics on the unwary. Cyber-attacks are only one method fraudsters try to access confidential information, the audience at market analyst Laing­Buisson’s Private Healthcare Summit 2024 heard. Criminologist Dr Nicola Harding’s […]...

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How do I find the right PA?

Our Troubleshooters Sue O’Gorman and Hannah Browning tackle an increasingly common question from doctors. I am new to private practice...

How you can hit top profits

Many independent practitioners have soldiered on with their business even when it is not really paying them very well...

Do you know how to protect data?

Private healthcare organisations need to understand their data protection obligations and protect patients’ personal information. Rachel Clarke, of the...

Relations with patients and colleagues

The GMC updated its supplementary standards guidance to complement the new edition of Good Medical Practice.  In the second...
 

Paying by results becomes a reality

Patient-centred care has long been the goal of many healthcare systems. And now that many of the challenges of...

Looking to the future is always a bit hazy

Do recent returns give investors FOMO – fear of missing out? Samuel Kirton shows why investors should gain comfort...

What we can learn if it all goes wrong

The learnings from general surgery claims in private practice are shared here by Dr Sarah Townley. Our medico-legal teams...

Data analytics can bring in the cash

Data analytics can drive informed decision-making, identify revenue opportunities and enhance overall financial performance in doctors’ medical billing operations. ...

Death is going through change

Keep It Legal. The Medical Examiners (England) Regulations 2024 come into force this autumn on 9 September and are...

Fertility patients hate making a fuss

Patient complaints-handling expert Sally Taber outlines what fertility doctors treating private patients should be aware of. It has been acknowledged...