Ask a Gynaecologist: Four common patient questions

Harley Street Gynaecologist Mr Jeffrey Braithwaite is one of the top gynaecologists in London. He has amassed a wealth of professional knowledge and experience. Mr Braithwaite has been in private practice since 2000 and working as a gynaecologist for over 25 years. He sees patients from his clinic at 25 Harley Street and performs surgery […]Read More »

Designated Group are finalists in the Working Families’ Best Practice Awards

The Designated Group has been named as a finalist in the Best for Embedded Flexibility category of the Working Families’ Best Practice Awards. Employers large and small from many sectors compete annually to reach the shortlist for the unique business awards for flexible, agile organisations. Established in 2010, the Working Families’ Best Practice Awards showcase […]Read More »

New treatments in Rheumatology

Dr Elisa Astorri, Founder of Rheumatology Harley Street, leads the way in the care and treatment of inflammatory joint disorders and autoimmune rheumatic conditions. She combines clinical expertise and the latest research with an incredibly caring and supportive manner to improve patient health. Whilst it hasn’t been headline news, Rheumatology has changed significantly since the […]Read More »

GDPR – is your practice ready for May 2018? 

UPDATED OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2018 We are currently publishing an up-to-date series of blogs related to GDPR, data protection and private medical practices, written by Karen Heaton of Data Protection 4 Business. Click here to start the series:  GDPR for Healthcare – Introduction UPDATED: JUNE 2018 – This blog was originally published in November 2017 in order […]Read More »

Top tips for a medical secretary

Designated Medical’s Liliana Scott reflects on the skills a medical secretary needs, and gives tips on how to realise your potential. When I started writing this blog I asked myself, what tips could I give to the fellow colleagues that might read this article to make their everyday work easier? I reflected on all the […]Read More »

Becoming A Medical Secretary... My journey

Becoming A Medical Secretary: Liliana Scott talks to the DMED Blog about how she became a medical secretary… Having originally trained in a clinical role as a Speech & Language Therapist in Columbia, Liliana is now part of Designated Medical’s secretarial team providing support to consultants in a variety of specialities. With more than 10 […]Read More »

Putting patients before profits

It seems that hardly a week goes by without a news story about how a company has put their own profits above the quality or safety of their services. Private healthcare is no exception, and the industry has been involved in stories of this kind from time to time – the most recent being that […]Read More »

Experience, Training & Qualifications of the Medical Secretary

Working as a secretary in a medical environment involves more than just diary management and typing; it requires an in-depth knowledge of medical terminology, communication skills that are second to none, and a commitment to providing a first class service to consultants and patients. So how do you go about becoming a Medical Secretary? Some […]Read More »

Why you should hire a medical secretary

There will come a time in every private consultant’s working life when it dawns on them that there are just not enough hours in the day (in fact, this is probably realised quite early on in their medical career!), but whether you are only just setting out on your journey into private practice, or you […]Read More »

Holiday cover at a Medical Practice 

As the holiday season is upon us, all business owners, whether medical or non-medical, face the challenge of scheduling cover for staff holidays.  The school holidays create a pressure cooker of demands for time off which need to be approved whilst ensuring that patient care is not compromised.  From an administrative perspective in a medical pratice, this includes ensuring patient calls are answered efficiently and effectively, clinics are organised and run, letters are typed and invoices sent. Every member of your team is entitled to […]Read More »

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