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January/February 2010


Practice management

Tips from the toolkit: 1 – know yourself

Volume 39, No.1, January/February 2010 Pages 69-70

Neville Steer

High performance organisations review their strategy and business processes as part of usual business operations. If you are new to the field of general practice, do you have a career plan for the next 5–10 years? If you are an experienced general practitioner, are you using much the same business model and processes as when you started out? The following article sets out some ideas you might use to have a fresh approach to your professional career. It is based on The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners’ ‘General practice management toolkit’.

The first place to start a strategic review is with your most valuable professional asset: yourself. On attaining Fellowship of The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP), the new general practitioner has been recognised as having the competence required for unsupervised general practice in Australia. The Fellow has ‘a million dollar mind’ (Table 1). How will you put this asset to work?

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