The rules on expenses when working from home

With the landscape less clear on employee and employer rights, doctors in private practice will need to consider longer-term working arrangements for their employed and self-employed workers, writes Vanessa Sanders The list of questions remaining unanswered is almost infinite:  Can I insist my employees or workers are vaccinated?  Do I want them to wear masks?  […]...

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How ENT surgeons can avoid claims

Clinical negligence claims against ear, nose and throat surgeons in private practice are explored here by Dr Gemma Taylor...

Follow this road map to recovery

Simon Brignall signals the best route to follow to ensure your practice is best placed to benefit from the recovery....

Ensuring the mental health of your staff

A survey of Royal College of Physicians’ fellows and members earlier this year revealed that more than one-in-four doctors...

Are you ready to take on a surge in work?

Now is the time to get fighting fit for the boom in private work post-Covid. Ian Tongue provides some...

Opportunities exist outside of the NHS

Planning to leave the NHS? For the huge number of doctors who say they are contemplating a move, Jane...

How IT raises your quality of service

Lengthening waiting lists for NHS treatment are a ‘push factor’ which should prompt more people to re-evaluate private healthcare,...

Bitcoins are a bit of a flighty flutter

Why the excitement over cryptocurrencies? Dr Benjamin Holdsworth on why it might be gambling, not investing. We humans are...

Pictures have the greatest impact

Over the last five issues of Independent Practitioner Today, Simon Marett and Michael Sullivan have covered important aspects of...

So you want to buy a practice?

Keep It Legal Kirsty Odell sets out some of the key stages to buying or selling a practice, which will...

Soon a new type of inspector will call

You and the Care Quality Commission in 2021 and beyond – what does its new strategy mean for independent...