The nameplate is just the start of it

New independent practitioners will want to avoid attracting unwanted attention from the GMC and other regulators. Mr Jerard Ross looks at the most important considerations.

There has been an explosion of interest in setting up in private practice, judging by the popularity of the MDU’s latest virtual course on the subject.

After the spring event rapidly sold out, there is now a waiting list for future dates which will be announced soon. 

The course covers everything you need to know for your practice to thrive, including identifying your unique selling point, billing, marketing and accounting. But while it is important to get the business side right, you should not overlook your professional and ethical responsibilities.

Here are the MDU’s six medico-legal ‘must dos’ for anyone setting up in private practice: