‘Hugely complex’ pension remedy

Doctors forced to move to the 2015 NHS Pension Scheme will be compensated under new proposals which will remove the age discrimination judged to have arisen by the Court of Appeal.  When the 2015 pension scheme was introduced, older members – within ten years of retiring – were allowed to continue with […]...

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Time to give doctors their freedom

David Hare, boss of the independent hospitals’ national body, gives this message to Independent Practitioner Today readers: ‘We are...

Just how remote can insurers be?

Following the London Consultants Association urging doctors to think twice before accepting 50% fee cuts from insurers for virtual...

Your vital check list before you re-open

As growing numbers of private doctors move closer to resuming private practice, Prof David Gartry shares his story of...

Our formula to fire up private practice

Opinion. #ProjectRestartPrivatePractice is underway. Dr Mark Vanderpump and Rosemary Hittinger, of the London Consultants’ Association, outline what collaboration they...

‘You can start working’

Private doctors’ organisations – as we reported last month – have welcomed an NHS England (NHSE) pledge paving the...

Making your plan to keep patients happy

Last month, Jane Braithwaite described why patient experience is so important. This month, she gets practical and discusses how...

Remain secure while working from home

Home and remote working for independent practitioners and their staff opens great possibilities for flexible working practices, but it...

How to fight bad inspectors

The Care Quality Commission regulates you – but who regulates the regulator? Lawyer Philippa Doyle says if you get a...