Good advice on managing staff

Being a successful manager does not come easy to many doctors. Jane Braithwaite reviews a book that sets out...

Benefits of annual accounts

Accountant’s Clinic. How do you prepare for your annual meeting with your accountant? Julia Burn has some tips to...

Asked to assist with a living will

Business Dilemmas A private GP asks for advice about a patient who wishes to make an advance decision to...

When you’re asked to go to an inquest

Keep It Legal In the first of a new three-part inquest series, Thorrun Govind explains the inquest process and...

A joined-up drive on safety

The Independent Healthcare Providers Network recently held a conference on safety. David Hare reports on what changes in regulation...

Sensible, yes – but lacks sparkle

Doctor on the Road: VW iD4 VW’s new offering ticks all the boxes needed to satisfy the medic family...

It’s a barometer of the nation’s health

When Bupa was founded in 1947, no one could have anticipated just how much the healthcare landscape would evolve...

Careful when you contract others

A recent court case has re-affirmed legal precedents which could prove costly for some independent practitioners. Elena Goodfellow explains what it...

Avoid complaints by getting consent in surgery

Minor surgical procedures are usually straightforward, but practitioners should be aware of some common pitfalls. Dr Clare Devlin explains...

The doctors – their patients, their colleagues and the GMC

As the GMC’s consultation on a new version of Good Medical Practice continues, the Medical Defence Union’s Dr Caroline...

Don’t slip up on your pay

Most Independent Practitioner Today readers have some form of employment income in addition to their private practice. For many,...

You think you’re a billing whizz?

Give your private practice a financial health check-up. Simon Brignall poses ten questions relating to the medical billing and collection...
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