When I joined Designated Medical I had the undisputed pleasure of ditching the daily Cambridge London commute to become a virtual Business Development Manager with the aim of helping consultants establish and grow their private practice, as we say in our recruitment advert “What’s Not To Like?”

The invitation by Oxford & Cambridge Medical Management Courses for Designated Medical to sponsor and speak at their March course in Cambridge was a commute that I reckoned I could manage, but who knows with Cambridge traffic 😉.

Medical Management Course Not to be Missed

For Senior Registrars (ST6-7) and new consultants this is a packed 2-day medical management course not to be missed. Not only is the content excellent but the venue at St Catherine’s College Cambridge and the intimate nature of the course sets it apart. Best of all there’s lots of time to get to know your colleagues and interact.  Dinner is in the Senior Combination Room with stunning views over the College’s Main Court and of course, grace in Latin!

The course is the brainchild of Urologists Oliver Wiseman from the Cambridge Urology Partnership and Ben Turney from Oxford Urology Associates both with recent experience of setting up successful private practice groups. This is a combination that really works and the course content is perfectly tailored to prepare senior trainees and new consultants for the non-clinical components of consultant life.

The course covers;

  • business planning
  • a medicolegal workshop
  • NHS contracts
  • a management workshop
  • a private practice workshop.

Spread over 2 days there is plenty of time for discussions and debates with the organisers and the invited speakers. So that the delegates get a real taste of senior management and private practice.

Industry Experts

There is also the opportunity to meet industry experts and really get to grips with issues. Topics such as personal taxation, the legal aspects of patient consent, medical indemnity, the importance of timely billing and collection for private practice.  In addition, the pivotal role of the private medical secretary. That special relationship that can build a thriving private practice.

Grow your Private Practice

I talked about how to ‘Establish and Grow your Private Practice by providing a high class service to patients’.   My favourite slide is ’60 and counting’.  It’s so much more that answering the phone and booking theatre and clinic appointments!

Grow Your Private Practice

So, a big thanks to Ben and Olly for inviting Designated Medical to be part of the course and for those of you who would like to know more, check out the next course this year at –https://www.oxbridgecourses.com/courses/

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