The bottom line

June 2010


Project management

Tips from the toolkit: 5

Volume 39, No.6, June 2010 Pages 439-440

Neville Steer

Starting a practice is a complex undertaking requiring planning, resourcing, and management skills that lead to an ‘up and running’ medical business. Project management methods can be used to phase activities in a logical and coordinated sequence. This month, we use some examples of project management methods that can be used in setting up a practice or other complex projects. Like previous articles in this series, this article draws on The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners’ ‘General practice management toolkit’.

Most general practitioners set up a practice no more than once or twice during their professional careers, and it is a daunting task. This article covers how to make a start in the complex process of launching a new medical practice using some project management principles.

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