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 – A Question of Ethics

I’m mad as a box of frogs today because of something I feel to be a question of ethics. £56 billion was set aside by the NHS last year to “defend the rising number of

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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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Are you willing to provide your services free of charge for one week in every four?

Consultants’ practices are becoming ever busier and together with decreasing levels of reimbursement from insurers, it has never been more important to ensure you have robust and efficient invoicing and collection processes in place. If

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View From A Surgeon: Consent

How times have changed. Consent in my early career was virtually non-existent. We would have patients who turned up to have an operation and when asked what they were at the hospital for, the answer

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65% of SME Businesses Not Ready for Tax Digitalisation

Anderson Barrowcliff LLP is a member of the UK200Group, the UK’s leading membership association of independent chartered accountancy and law firms, which has published the results of a survey showing that 65% of its members’ SME

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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 – MONEY

“Money makes the world go round” – “If I were a rich man” – “Money isn’t everything”. I could go on about all the comments and quotes about money and whether you need it, whether

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Getting paid on time – the real secret to wealth management

Managing your money is crucial, but making sure you are paid on time and in full is even more important. There are two ways of doing this; the first is to muddle through with a

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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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