We are all encouraged to go to our GP for an annual health check (particularly when we are on the wrong side of 40), but many doctors fail to take their own advice and seek an annual check-up of their practice risks.

Running a modern medical practices exposes practice owners and managers to complex and varied risks which are ever-changing. We have seen new risks arise, such as privacy legislation enacted in March 2014 which for the first time brought the potential of privacy fines against businesses of up to $1.7m and against individuals of up to $340,000. More legislation is likely on the way with
potential mandatory reporting of privacy breaches.

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