Do I really need to spend time obtaining insurance details for patients? 

Do I really need to spend my time obtaining insurance details for patients?  Surely they’ll work it out and pay me eventually. In the good old days typically the only patient demographics required were name,

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View from a Surgeon – How do we change things?

Benjamin Franklin, in a letter to Jean-Baptiste Leroy in 1789, re-printed in The Works of Benjamin Franklin, 1817, said, “‘In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” As doctors, we have

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Why is branding important?

So what is branding? And why is it so important for your business? Branding goes way beyond just a logo or graphic element. When you think about your brand, you really want to think about

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View from a Surgeon: The muscle that begins with ‘S’

I am constantly amazed but often distressed by the rise of social media, particularly in terms of medical and surgical management of patients. I’ll give you an example: The other week, a lady came to see

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View from a Surgeon: Take a break!

Take a break – Take a Kit-Kat! Of course there are very many other brands of chocolate, and sugar content is the buzz word of the day, but taking a break is a vital part

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Employment Law & Holiday Pay

In a recent case heard by the Court of Appeal, it was held that contractual results-based commission should be included in the calculation of holiday pay for the 4-week statutory holiday entitlement under the EU’s

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View from a Surgeon: Seniority

As I get “more mature”, my thoughts often go back to a time less stressful. As a junior doctor in Canada I was surrounded by some of the greatest names in Plastic Surgery – Hugh

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View from a Surgeon: Bullying in the Workplace

I have been bullied all my life. When I was a small kid (and I was really small) I was bullied by two boys and a girl for weeks until I stood up to them

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View from a Surgeon: The 4 most difficult stages of becoming a consultant

First, every commitment you make toward your future feels like a sacrifice… You are just starting your first consultant post and training yourself to adapt to the new (often intimidating) commitments you’ve signed yourself up

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View from a surgeon: Time management

I’m a surgeon. Simple. Operating is what I do, and hopefully I do it rather well. The two things I am not allowed to do by my staff are booking operations or changing operating lists.

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A View From A Surgeon – Get It Right The First Time

GET IT RIGHT THE FIRST TIME I am often asked what makes me so efficient in theatre. I always recount the story Mr David Charlesworth, Vascular Surgeon, Withington Hospital, told me. I am sure that

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A View From A Surgeon – Morale

I am sufficiently long in the tooth to remember UMT’s (Units of Medical Time). My first contract as a House Officer was for 40 hours plus 18 class A UMTs. Essentially a class A UMT

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