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  Invoicing and credit control is a time-consuming task in private practice, but it is essential for obvious reasons. Yet it is the area of practice management that is most often overlooked. Jane Braithwaite reports. Many doctors and medical secretaries are highly focused on patient care, as they should be of course, and therefore…(Read More)

  Jane Braithwaite’s latest article in her series about managing your private practice puts the spotlight on the broad area of business development.   We often see or hear the term ‘business development’, but it is little understood and often it is confused with sales. Well, I see business development as all the activities…(Read More)

Our commitment to GDPR Introduction The European Union has taken a monumental step in protecting the fundamental right to privacy for every EU resident with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which will be effective from May 25, 2018. Simply put, EU residents will now have greater say over what, how, why, where, and when…(Read More)


That pile of receipts and invoices is getting bigger AND you haven’t updated your cash flow spreadsheet in 2 months!  You know roughly where you are financially with your business but how do you get a clearer, accurate and more up-to-date picture? Most SME’s live and die by their cash flow…(Read More)

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The Elixir June 2017 is out NOW!  … read our latest interview with Andrew Vallance-Owen, Chairman of PHIN, check out our new online health checks and social media services, not forgetting all the latest events to add to your diary and news from the DMed Blog. Don’t forget to sign up to receive your…(Read More)


You spent many years as the Group Medical Director at BUPA before joining PHIN, what attracted you to your current role as Chairman at PHIN? I retired about 5 years ago from BUPA and then moved on to do non-executive work. One of the areas I was involved in when I was with BUPA…(Read More)

Portrait Photo

Designated Medical recognises the importance of a professional portrait photo and highly recommends Vicki Sharp Photography who has done many of the portrait photos for the Designated Medical team. Vicki set up Vicki Sharp Photography in 2008 after a successful & varied career in Film & TV.    She had been involved in Special Effects,…(Read More)

stop chasing the clock

The April edition of The Elixir is out now! Catch up Jane’s latest article in the Independent Practitioner Today – ‘Stop Chasing the Clock’ – part of the ‘Top tips for busy doctors’ series.  Also see the launch of our new events calendar and the latest article on the blog.   Don’t forget to sign…(Read More)

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