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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)

  There are so many facets to running a successful private medical practice. Jane Braithwaite’s second article in her practice management series focuses on the functional aspects. She looks at what IT systems you might need to run your practice efficiently and examines mapping the processes that you must streamline for a well-run…(Read More)

  Managing your own practice is a huge challenge, with so many variables to control. In a new series of practice management articles for Independent Practitioner Today, Jane Braithwaite covers all the aspects that you need to master to have a perfectly-run practice.   Do you have an MBA? Perhaps a Diploma in Business…(Read More)

How will Brexit affect private healthcare? Jane Braithwaite examines the areas that might catch out independent practitioners. There has been plenty of doom and gloom about Brexit and how it might affect healthcare, but it is entirely possible that private healthcare may see some benefits from the increased competition. While the impact on the NHS…(Read More)

Don’t get left behind on General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). It’s happening on 25 May. Jane Braithwaite presents a very practical guide for any Independent Practitioner Today readers who have so far failed to react…. I hear you groan. Not another article on the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).It’s…(Read More)

London millennials are more ready than ever for insured private healthcare. So has your marketing strategy caught up? Jane Braithwaite reports. Key to the success of any business owner, including private healthcare practitioners, is to understand their clients/patients so that the marketing and delivery of services can be tailored to meet their exact needs…(Read More)

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Doctors are under increasing scrutiny when it comes to reporting serious incidents and data-sharing in private practice. Jane Braithwaite presents a timely analysis and gives some useful tips. A recent BBC Panorama TV documentary entitled ‘How safe is your operation?’ uncovered serious concerns about the sharing of data and incident reporting in the private…(Read More)

Professionals working in the UK health industry are ideally placed to identify problems experienced by patients and colleagues. Every day they see the issues that could be improved by a new way of doing things, and many are now using their medical knowledge to address these problem areas in innovative, creative ways. Jane Braithwaite looks…(Read More)

Executive information is increasingly important for private doctors. Jane Braithwaite shows how to analyse your business and make changes based on practice data. All business leaders need executive information to enable them to review and manage their business. And that is equally true of private doctors and clinics. While patient data is often reviewed, the…(Read More)

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