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Advice please...

Discussion in 'Practice Management' started by Tootsy8, Sep 29, 2017.

  1. Tootsy8

    Tootsy8 Welcome New Poster

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    I am after some advice as finding it difficult to find a room suitable to work from.
    I have looked at lots of rooms/units in various places near me but the ideal ones have either never come off (chased landlord, left number so many times) with one recently which would have been ideal but am just getting no where. I need somewhere ground floor, easy access, reasonable rent etc. My back is suffering (one prolapse already) and my work is all doms but I really need a better set up. I already have all the equipment for a clinic in log cabin in garden which has power and insulation but can't get my head around using it as I don't feel it's professional. I have had a few long standing clients come and try it out and they think it is lovely. One lady said this is so much nicer than that dirty looking clinic you worked in (private clinic years ago).
    It also has not the best access..you have to park at back and walk through garage block to get to my back garden.
    Has anybody got any advice please? Also one other problem is that I have racked up quite a bit of debt (long story) so am caught between working hard to clear this and not working too hard that my back and health give out completely!
  2. Catfoot

    Catfoot Well-Known Member

    Tootsy8, I have heard some beauty therapists that used summerhouses in their back garden but never a Chiropodist/Podiatrist.
    I think you might fall foul of the local planning regulations, so you'll need to check this first before anything else. Personally I think the lack of handwashing facilities would be a no-no.

    I can't give advice on your debt problem, maybe the bank could help here ?
  3. fishpod

    fishpod Well-Known Member

    No washing facilities definitley 3rd world against society rules minimum standards etc etc etc bringing profession into disrepute. In short dont do it.
  4. fishpod

    fishpod Well-Known Member

    Ps if you ran an unlicensed buisiness from home and i was your next door neighbour i would have you shut down in a week.
  5. W J Liggins

    W J Liggins Well-Known Member

    I think that the answer to all your problems is to open up a clinic in a GP practice. Many of them are happy to let out a room on a daily basis, which should have all you need except instruments etc. and maybe a small trolley. You then have great footfall, a professional clinic, costs based on usage (depending on the contract that you arrive at) and even on the spot treatment for your spine! Some may refuse but keep at it - one or mare of the larger groups will welcome you - and by the way - make friends with the practice manager!

    All the best

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