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How to Open Private Practice

Life After Your Medical Degree: How to Open a Private Practice

6th June 2017

Are you about to finish your medical degree? Once you complete your medical internship and residency, you can begin to think about the future. You can consider applying to a hospital position or even open a private practice or clinic of your own. If you like the idea of starting your own business, there are…

GP Alternative Career Options

Working as a GP: Alternative Career Options

21st February 2017

Most GPs work regularly in the NHS, but it’s becoming increasingly common for doctors to seek opportunities to complement their clinical practice. There’s a huge spectrum of opportunity. Dr Jessica Howitt writes about some of the most popular choices. Teaching Most doctors will have teaching experience, whether it’s teaching medical students on placement, or junior…

What makes a good GP

What makes a good GP?

15th February 2017

Are you thinking of becoming a GP? You may be wondering, ‘what makes a good GP?’. Working as a GP is an extremely fulfilling job, but it’s not for everyone. Obviously, no doctor is perfect, but there are certain skills and personality traits which make it more suitable for certain people. Here are some of the…


A Typical Day in the Life of a GP

7th February 2017

If you’re thinking of becoming a GP, it’s important to know what the job involves. I’m Dr Jessica Howitt, a London-based GP, and here’s what I get up to on a typical day in General Practice… Morning Surgery Morning surgery starts at 8.30am, but I usually arrive by 8 so I’ve got time for a…


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