Setting up in private practice

Future dates for this course will be announced.

As you are aware the UK government has indicated that everyone in the UK should avoid non-essential travel and contact and we are following this advice. After careful consideration we have decided to cancel all face to face courses until the end of 2020. When the situation changes we will update our website.

Consultants preparing to take the next step in their career as a private practitioner will find this course offers an essential grounding in key aspects of running a business.

You will hear from a number of expert speakers with extensive experience of advising consultants who are setting up in private practice.

Course content

  • The doctor in private practice.
  • Dealing with private medical insurance companies.
  • Working in private hospitals.
  • The medico-legal perspective.
  • The financial perspective.
  • The accountancy perspective.
  • Marketing your services.

Who should attend?

  • Consultants/specialists preparing to set up in independent practice.


Facilitated by Dr Mike Roddis and includes an MDU medico-legal adviser and representatives from an accountancy firm, private hospital group, private health insurer and a consultant working in private practice.

Mike Roddis

Dr Mike Roddis


Director, MJ Roddis Associates Ltd.

Mike, a former pathologist, has worked as a medical director in the NHS and in the independent healthcare sector. He now works with NHS trusts and others to help them improve the performance of doctors. In particular, he works with individuals to improve their interpersonal and professional skills, and with teams of clinicians who seek help to improve their performance. He is an experienced investigator of conduct and capability issues in consultants, works as a consultancy adviser to the Royal College of Pathologists and sits on the advisory board of CORESS (a confidential reporting system for surgery).


Dr Jerard Ross BSc(MedSci)(Hons) MB ChB MD FRCS FRCS(Neurosurgery) DLM

MDU medico-legal adviser

Jerard graduated from the University of Aberdeen in 1994. He then moved into surgical training in Edinburgh before completing his M.D. at the University of Manchester. Before joining the MDU he was a consultant in adult and paediatric neurosurgery in Edinburgh where he was the surgeon to the Scottish National Paediatric Epilepsy Programme.