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BMA conference to address doctors’ worries

Independent practitioners are working under ever-increasing burdens of regulation and financial pressures, according to BMA private practice committee chairman Mr Derek Machin.

He hopes the speaker line-up for the association’s private practice conference on 6 April at BMA House, London, will help ease the load.

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Mr Derek Machin

Mr Machin told Independent Practitioner Today: ‘We will be hearing from Dr Andrew Vallance-Owen about the information requirements imposed by the Competition and Markets Auth­ority and how the Private Health­care Information Network will be collecting the data and the consultants’ role in verifying their data.

‘Increases in medical indemnity costs are a worry to all private practitioners and we will be having a presentation from Paul Mackin of MPS.

‘The issues around medical insurers and hospitals are not being forgotten and we are delighted to have Julian Stainton, chief executive of the Western Provident Association, and Jean-Jacques de Gorter of the Spire Healthcare Group, addressing the conference.’

Another theme will be maintaining your income in the run-up to retirement.

Pop by and say hello at the Independent Practitioner Today stand.

Hand pointing red Details and booking: www.bma.org.uk/events/2016/april/private-practice-conference.