Going into private or medico-legal practice

Danny Allen

60 minutes


November 2023

Learning module

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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.


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