Private Practice Masterclass: September 2018

Event: Private Practice Masterclass

Venue: King's Fund, 11 Cavendish Square, London, W1G 0AN

Date: 18th September, 2018

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All change for private practitioners and private clinics?

Pressure on health insurance premiums…. a decline in PMI subscriptions.... increased transparency on private practice pricing and hospital and consultant outcomes… how will this affect your private practice?

The Private Practice Masterclass at the King’s Fund on September 18th features contributions from two organisations that have a significant influence on the future of your private practice… Bupa and the Private Healthcare Information Network (PHIN).

The Private Practice Masterclass is open to consultants, their practice staff, private hospital and clinic owners and managers. Book now for the evening Masterclass on Tuesday 18th September April at the King’s Fund.

The Private Practice Masterclass series is run by LaingBuisson, the publishers of consumer portals such as Private Healthcare UK and LaingBuisson has been serving clients for over 30 years with insights, data and analysis of market structures, policy and strategy across healthcare and social care and is the chosen provider of independent sector healthcare market data to the UK Government’s Office for National Statistics.

The programme

The Private Practice Masterclass will take place on the evening of Tuesday 18th September at the King’s Fund, 11-13 Cavendish Square, London W1G 0AN

6:00pm     Arrival and registration

6:30pm     Welcome
Keith Pollard, Executive Chairman, LaingBuisson International

6:35pm     Working with insurers: Cooperation or conflict?
Dr Luke James, Medical Director, UK Insurance, Bupa, will give his view on the current private medical insurance market in the UK, and how this impacts the insurer/consultant relationship.

7:05pm     A word from our sponsors
Garry Chapman, Executive Chairman, Medical Billing & Collection.

7:15pm     Informing the private patient…a desirable outcome?
Anne Coyne, Consultant Relationship Manager at the Private Healthcare Information Network, will provide an update on the publication of measures of performance and outcome for private hospitals and private consultants.

7:45pm     Q and A

8:00pm     Drinks and refreshments


Keith Pollard is the Executive Chairman of LaingBuisson International, a provider of market intelligence, consulting and data solutions to the UK healthcare sector. Sites run by LaingBuisson International include Private Healthcare UK, and the Harley Street Guide; alongside International Medical Travel Journal, Treatment Abroad, and DoctorInternet, the Arabic medical tourism portal. Keith is a regular speaker and commentator on the independent healthcare sector and medical tourism.

Dr Luke James is the Medical Director for Bupa UK Insurance. He qualified in 1998 from UCL and brings 20 years of clinical and management experience within the NHS, predominantly as a Partner in a large GP practice delivering an innovative approach to both NHS and private healthcare. He has a strong background in clinical quality and governance having spent several years as an NHS CCG board member responsible for planned secondary care and primary care quality. In addition he has extensive experience of clinical IT system implementation and is a qualified medical educator and appraiser. Luke joined Bupa three years ago and in his previous role as Medical Director for Bupa Health Clinics  has  been focused on ensuring  delivery of a safe, compliant and commercially viable service for their customers. He is passionate about the future of healthcare and the potential of technology and data to transform the patient journey and improve outcomes. He has two young children and when time allows is a keen sportsman continuing to play tennis and football to an ever decreasing standard!

Anne Coyne has worked for several years in healthcare provision and funding. She started her career as an NHS Management Trainee and has held management roles in several of London’s largest teaching hospitals. She has managed several units and led many capital and service changes within these hospitals. She joined Bupa and worked in a variety of functions including hospital negotiation, leading negotiations with some of the largest hospital providers in the UK, marketing to B2B customers, product development, programme management and consultant engagement. She has also led initiatives across the private health insurance industry. Her recent appointment as Consultant Relationships Manager focuses on building awareness of  the role of the  Private Healthcare Information Network amongst consultants, its mission to provide patients with information on consultants’ performance and fees. Anne has an MBA from Warwick and a MA in Medical Ethics and Law from King’ College London.

About our sponsor

The September Masterclass is sponsored by Medical Billing & Collection (MBC).

Medical Billing and Collection is the largest medical billing company in the UK. They have 25 years’ experience of assisting individual consultants, groups, private clinics and hospitals with their billing that has enabled them to grow, predominantly through client referral, to over 1,000 consultants.
They provide a tailored service to meet their clients' specific needs which means their clients benefit from:

  • Bad debts of less than 0.5%
  • Increases in net income of up to 25%.
  • Personal account managers

How to book

The Masterclass is FREE for existing clients of LaingBuisson and Medical Billing & Collection. There is a charge of £25 (plus VAT) for other attendees (refundable, if you subsequently become a LaingBuisson client). To book a place visit the event booking page.

Numbers are strictly limited. Previous Masterclasses have sold out very quickly so please book now.

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