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Activity description

75198 - Avant webinar: Getting started in Private Practice - Essentials to help you succeed

Avant Insurance Limited

In this webinar Avant subject matter experts will explore practical strategies for clinicians who are starting out in private practice from employment issues to insuring the practice as well as looking at some of the tools, systems, and procedures to assist you with the smooth running of the practice.

Relevance to General Practice

Working in your own practice can often be a rewarding experience, providing the potential for great financial returns. The decision to move into private practice can be exciting but can also be overwhelming, as it brings with it many new and unfamiliar responsibilities.

In an environment of shared electronic health records, industrial relations changes, trade practice and advertising guidelines, open disclosure programs, changes to registration and regulation of medicine, social media, Medicare scrutiny, corporatisation of medicine, changing patient demographics and increasing patient awareness and autonomy, the risks that doctors face today are unlike any time in the past.

Learning outcomes

  1. Describe some of the common issues and challenges in starting up or entering into private practice
  2. List strategies which can be implemented to minimise clinical and medico-legal risk and improve patient safety in private practice
  3. Identify resources and tools to assist with management of the private practice environment

Domains of General Practice

D1. Communication skills and the patient-doctor relationship
  • Communication is clear, respectful, empathic and appropriate to the person and their sociocultural context

D2. Applied professional knowledge and skills
  • The conduct of the consultation is appropriate to the needs of the patient and the sociocultural context

D3. Population health and the context of general practice
  • The patterns and prevalence of disease are incorporated into screening and management practices

D4. Professional and ethical role
  • Adherence to relevant codes and standards of ethical and professional behaviour

D5. Organisational and legal dimensions
  • Infection control and relevant clinical practice standards are maintained

Curriculum Contextual Units

  • Adult health
  • Care of older people
  • Children and young people health
  • Doctor's health
  • Individuals with disabilities
  • Men's health
  • Pregnancy care
  • Refugee and asylum seeker health
  • Residential care
  • Sex, sexuality, gender diversity and health
  • Women's health
  • Integrative medicine

Session summary


Sunday 1 Jan 2017 12:00am - Tuesday 31 Dec 2019 5:00pm

This activity is readily available at any time








Only available to members

Target Audience

GPs and practice team

For more information contact...

Ruth Crampton
T: 03 9026 5969