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Managing your own practice is a huge challenge, with so many variables to control. In a new series of practice management articles for Independent Practitioner Today, Jane Braithwaite covers all the aspects that you need to master to have a perfectly-run practice.


Do you have an MBA? Perhaps a Diploma in Business Management? If not, you’re in the same boat as the vast majority of doctors who decide to start their own private medical practice, which is, in fact, a complex business like any other.
But don’t worry. In this series, I will be looking at managing complaints, business development, systems and processes and more.
These are all important aspects of practice management, but the two areas you absolutely must get right at the very start are: planning and people.
So here is what you should start doing:

Strategic planning