Are these time problems affecting your day?

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  • Monday, 22 May 2017 17:50
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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.

Not the time for tea: how to have a difficult conversation

If you have joined me over the past couple of weeks as we have explored why difficult conversations are sometimes necessary in the workplace, and how to plan for these – today is the big one! How to actually run that conversation.

Planning for a difficult conversation

Today I will share with you some tips on how to prepare to have a difficult conversation in your workplace - effective planning can lay a good foundation toward positive outcomes.

Do you need to have a difficult conversation?

Last week I completed a TAFE Statement in HR Mentor, Difficult Conversations in the Workplace. It was a great reminder that difficult conversations are sometimes unavoidable in business, but with the right approach and planning, they can achieve outcomes that are not necessarily detrimental for your practice.

How to conduct a privacy audit in your practice

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  • Wednesday, 26 April 2017 11:32
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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. 

The 1 thing to do before marketing your practice

If you have followed our blog for the past few years, you will know our passion for marketing in allied health. We love helping you find creative, practical and ethical ways to share your unique service benefits with your target health consumers.
There is however, one thing that we always recommend to all allied health professionals – and that is to make sure you have some sort of tracking system or base line established so you can measure your results!

9 reasons your practice needs a policy & procedure manual

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  • Tuesday, 11 April 2017 12:56
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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.

Leaders in Allied Health: Meeting Hui-Yu

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  • Monday, 03 April 2017 17:04
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Last week I had the wonderful experience of meeting an amazing social worker who put her vision into place at a rehabilitation centre in Northern Tasmania. Hui-Yu is more than a social worker, she is also a mother, and a campaigner for the greater good in healthcare. Yet, she is humble in the process. Part of the quiet revolution in healthcare. We need people like Hui-Yu who are happy to forge ahead with creative problem solving to craft their vision. If you are ever thinking of applying for a grant for your vision, keep reading!

Preparing for Easter

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  • Tuesday, 28 March 2017 11:50
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With Easter not far away hopefully you have started to think about what you need to do at your practice when there is a holiday period. Easter eggs have been out in force this year in the shops – for a while too – each time I grocery shop I panic about when Easter is and if I am organised. Seems to always sneak up on me, even though the signs of Easter are in the shops for months!! The Easter period means different things to each of us, but the common thread if you are running a private practice is that you may have a closure period coming up. Here are 5 things to consider this Easter in your practice.

Are you privacy fit in your allied health practice?

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  • Tuesday, 21 March 2017 12:00
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Sometimes when we are caught up in the day to day running of our practice, we can forget to ensure we have followed the right legislative and ethical procedures – not for not wanting to, but just out of pure busy-ness. Don’t be one of those statistics – a practice owner too busy to get things in order. One of the essential things to get organised is how you go about privacy in your practice.

Top news services for Allied Health practitioners

A great way to keep up to date with news and changes that affect your practice is to subscribe to automatic email updates. We have put together a list of a few essential ones for you - even if you are a practitioner employed within a practice, the following sites can still be useful for you to keep your knowledge current.

The most important thing you need as an allied health entrepreneur

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  • Tuesday, 07 March 2017 09:39
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I believe one of the biggest factors that can really set apart a great entrepreneur in health care is the ability to be resilient. It is such an important concept, often overlooked.