Private medical practice is an attractive option for career development. In the United Kingdom it forms a significant industry, yet little has been done to assist medical consultants in managing their businesses. This book gives clear advice to all medical practitioners on both business management and performance. It outlines ways to improve financial performance and economic efficiency in a constantly changing market. It reveals some of the 'secrets' of the successful business professional, and relates business management theories and techniques to real day-to-day problems. Written by a practising accountant and business advisor, this book provides help with finance, banking, taxation, staffing, marketing, medical insurance companies, and business planning, and considers future developments. It is essential for all those contemplating or currently working in private medical practice, and valuable to business, legal and financial professionals servicing this field.