Going into private or medico-legal practice

by Dr Danny Allen

 

Last updated: September 2016

 

Many psychiatrists think that all they have to do in order to go into private or medico-legal practice is to show willing and charge money. The truth, unsurprisingly, is much more complex. 

 

In this module you will learn about:

 

  • some of the common pitfalls when starting up a practice

 

  • why you are in real danger of breaking the law if you do not know what you are doing

 

  • how to make what you do pleasurable, lawful and profitable

 

  • how to start your practice when you are working in the NHS.

 

By the end of the module you should be in a good position to start your practice on a sound basis. In particular, you will have recognised that you are going into business and have a good understanding of the laws and conventions that surround this world.

 

Start the module

 

 

If you like this module, you may also be interested in:

 

Probity in professional practice: Part 1 by Dr Ashok Patel and Dr Haider Malik

 

Probity in professional practice: Part 2 by Dr Ashok Patel and Dr Haider Malik

 

Quickbite: Personal development plans: how to make them work by Dr Anne Worrall-Davies

 

Book from RCPsych Publications: Management for Psychiatrists (4th edition)

 

 

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