Covid chaos offers chance to revamp independent practice

Consultants must now either help evolve the changes they see in private practice, brought about by Covid-19, or look...

Keep your seat belt on – it’s not over yet!

Hold tight! It’s been a rollercoaster ride in private practice for over six months now, and the peaks and...

Don’t let your good name be damaged

Building your brand takes time and there are a lot of ways you can accidentally damage it. Simon Marett...

Our safety cultures need a fix

Two recommendations could lead to far more information being published about individual practitioners’ areas of clinical accreditation and financial...

Three things you have to get right

Keeping your debt in check Financial stress can hit all consultants’ private practices at some stage – as recent...

When you’re hauled before the GMC

In the second of two articles on GMC investigations, Dr Ellie Mein explains how to cope with a fitness-to-practise hearing....

Using feedback to improve your care

‘You can’t manage what you can’t measure’. This well-known quote by management thinker and ‘the founder of modern management’,...

The United States of uncertainty

Not all US stocks have gone up in 2020. Patrick Convey explains why it is impossible to predict the markets.  ...

Extract the fruits of your labour

Trading as a limited company for your private practice has been a popular choice for many years and increasingly...

Exemption for a mask

‘Business Dilemmas’  A patient who wants a consultant’s letter excusing him from wearing a face covering raises a number...

‘O’ is for organisation and organic growth

The building blocks of accountancy Independent practitioners’ success in their future business relies on smart and robust organisational skills...

Training in private sector gets boost

New plans to train doctors in the independent sector are welcomed by Dr Howard Freeman, clinical director of the...
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