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How to use LinkedIn to grow your private practice

How to use LinkedIn to grow your private practice

LinkedIn is a great way to build your personal brand. Whether you are on the start of your journey in private practice or if you are growing your private medical business, having a personal brand will give your practice strong foundations. Not so long ago, LinkedIn...

Are you listening to your patients’ feedback?

Are you listening to your patients’ feedback?

With more private doctors being subject to reviews, Jane Braithwaite, Founder of Designated, highlights the importance of patients' feedback and gives some excellent tips and advice on handling negative comments. Patients' Feedback Most practices will be...

Do I need a Data Protection Officer?

Do I need a Data Protection Officer?

In our blog today, from Karen Heaton at Data Protection 4 Business, we look at Data Protection Officers? But do you need one? Well… probably not, unless you regularly and systematically monitor data subjects on a large scale. Or you are a local authority. Ok, you...

GDPR and Subject Access Requests

GDPR and Subject Access Requests

Our fifth blog from Karen Heaton of Data Protection 4 Business covers how to handle a request from a patient or customer for details of the information that you hold on them. In our blog today, we look at a data subject’s right to access, a powerful tool for...

When should I report a data breach?

When should I report a data breach?

In the fourth in our series of data protection blogs, Karen Heaton from Data Protection 4 Business Ltd reviews and explains how to identify a data breach and when to report it. GDPR and data breaches We have discussed in our previous blog the potential level of fines...

How to ensure you get paid

How to ensure you get paid

  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...

GDPR and data processing

GDPR and data processing

In the third in our GDPR for healthcare blog series, Karen Heaton of Data Protection for Business discusses how to ensure that you are processing data lawfully and the necessity to track the data subjects' consent. How many emails did you receive in the run up to 25th...

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