Conference offers private doctors chance to boost their skills

Independent practitioners can learn from a wide range of private practice advisers – many of them contributors to Independent Practitioner Today – at a BMA conference in London later this Autumn.

The annual private practice conference, on 17 November, aims to cater for established and new consultants and GPs in the sector, plus those who plan to set up their business in future.

For new entrants, attending the conference in person will offer a chance to network with colleagues who have already established and run successful practices.

Topics include:

  • An overview of private healthcare;
  • Engaging with private medical insurers;
  • Medical defence issues and mistakes in private practice;
  • Practising privileges and engagement with private hospitals;
  • The interface between primary and secondary care;
  • Self-pay and private medical insurance patients;
  • Accounting issues;
  • Multidisciplinary teams;
  • The Private Healthcare Information Network (PHIN).

Consultants and private GPs from the BMA’s private practice committee will present various talks, while Dr Charlie Chan, deputy chairman of the Federation of Independent Practitioner Organisations, will advise on ‘planning to succeed in private practice’.

Doctors can also attend on line.

Details at 

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