Amy Geach

Amy Geach

Tuesday, 27 June 2017 10:06

Admin tasks gobbling up your time?

Are you spending your valuable time doing too much admin, and not enough of the other things you need to do? This can be detrimental to your practice. It reduces your billable hours and means you run out of time to plan and operate your practice efficiently.

Tuesday, 13 June 2017 14:14

Promoting the NDIS to clients

Whilst the NDIS is a new concept for many practitioners, remember it is also a new concept for your current clients. I have had many clients ask me “what is the NDIS thing?” It is important that we work at assisting our current clients to learn how they may benefit from and be involved in the NDIS.

Tuesday, 13 June 2017 13:01

5 handy tips for NDIS providers

If you are in the process of setting up your practice for NDIS, or thinking of registering as a provider, here are 5 small but useful tips that might help you to understand how you can apply NDIS smoothly into your practice.

You open an allied health practice. Hooray! Your caseload is made up of NDIS participants. You don’t really think much about marketing as the clients are coming and you are busy. Sound like you?

Tuesday, 13 June 2017 11:10

3 marketing tips for NDIS providers

I always talk about marketing in allied health because I think ethical marketing is so important for many reasons. Firstly, it can ensure people are finding your service and staying with your service, and secondly, it can lead to greater client outcomes.

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is approaching full swing with more and more areas of Australia due to roll out the scheme. What does this bring for allied health? The NDIS brings opportunity to provide valuable services for participants of the scheme. If you are in the process of looking into becoming a provider of the NDIS, or are just starting the registration process, there are some important things to consider...

Being on Facebook is a great marketing tool for allied health practices. According to Sensis, in Australia last year, 55% of the population were on the internet more than 5 times a day. Of those who accessed the internet, 26% used social media sites more than 5 times a day and 63% of people in Australia use their social media accounts after work or in the evenings.

Working harder does not always been better things will come your way. Working harder means often more hours, more fatigue, and can be a reflection of in-efficiency in your workplace. There are a few key ways we use our time that can be really detrimental to a practice that is wanting to become more efficient. Knowing which ones relate to us is a great first step in then trying to reduce their impact on our day to day.

There are several ways to conduct a privacy audit in your practice. When we are looking to ensure we are compliant with the privacy law, we can look at reviewing what we are currently doing in our practices. 

At a minimum, all allied health practices employing staff should have a Policies & Procedures Manual, however every practice can benefit from this business tool - you don't have to be a large public or private company.