One of the big lures for a hacker is lucrative data which can be sold or ransomed. Patient data, financial data, even research data – everything a healthcare organisation may hold. Is your practice fully covered in case of a breach?
If one or more key members of staff is on sick leave or unable to work, your practice still has a number of financial commitments to make. Business (or Practice) Overheads insurance can support you through these periods – have you considered the worst-case scenarios?
Running a practice is a tough job and financial pressures are always top of mind. The NHS sickness reimbursements to cover GPs on sick leave were supposed to alleviate some of this stress. However, the numbers don’t always add up, and the experiences vary when trying to claim.
Research by the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) found that despite warnings, people are still using weak passwords that are easily breached. While individuals might lose personal and financial information, practices have responsibility for hundreds of sensitive patient records. Is your practice protected? What are the stats? The NCSC found that the most commonly…
Risk management is all part of running a practice – whether that is NHS or private. Here are three of the big risks facing practice owners in 2019. 1. Attracting and retaining talent to the healthcare sector It is no secret that many doctors and dentists are leaving the NHS, or the healthcare profession altogether,…
The latest NHS Confidence Monitor survey results are in and 86% of dentists intend on leaving the NHS within the next 5 years – and almost half of those plan to go private. What does that mean for dentists and patients? Why are dentists leaving the NHS? NHS dentists are under a lot of stress,…
Your practice might work like a well-oiled machine, but what happens if an incident causes serious damage or interruption to your everyday working? Business interruption management, also often called disaster recovery and business continuity, is a key part of your risk planning process.
Cyber security is no longer simply an IT problem, it is an all-round business issue that needs to be treated with the maximum importance. As risk advisers to the healthcare sector, we believe it is essential to provide you with information on how best you can protect yourself and your business from Cyber crime.
NHS England have announced that from April 2017, sickness cover for GP’s will be a practice entitlement, rather than a discretionary payment. This change is part of contract changes across the board when a GP is absent from the practice due to sickness.
For a Dental practice owner, your practice is your livelihood. It is the income generator for you and your family, and your retirement plan. It is therefore essential to always be thinking of how you can make improvements to your practice to better it’s future successes and minimise risk of unnecessary costs.