Failing finances or staff walk outs could cause the death of your practice. However irksome managing the accounts, hiring staff and signing property leases may be, you can t leave these tasks to your practice manager. As a partner in the business you have to be in control, and to take the big decisions.
How to Manage Your GP Practice is written for GPs and other health professionals running their own practices. It tells you in simple, engaging style what the pitfalls are and how to avoid them. It illustrates the good and bad ways of negotiating through management issues, using case examples and lightening the messages with witty cartoons.
Written by a GP with over 10 years′ experience editing a leading GP magazine, and an accountant whose firm advises over 2500 GPs, the information here is sound, relevant and up to date. It provides reliable and reassuring information for doctors starting out in their careers as well as those looking to refresh their management skills.
Chapter 1: The business as an organism, 1
Chapter 2: The challenge that is staff, 17
Chapter 3: Basic practice accounting, 37
Chapter 4: Budgeting, 73
Chapter 5: Choosing the right operational model for the practice, 81
Chapter 6: Business growth, 87
Chapter 7: Planning for the exit, 99
Chapter 8: Ten questions answered, 113
Chapter 9: Thou shalt . . . thou shalt not!, 125
Appendix 1: Useful contacts, 127
Appendix 2: Full set of practice accounts, 129