Dear Practitioner

We have survived the challenges of the coronavirus season sofar. It’s all too easy to look at the things that aren’t going well in yourtherapy business, but being resilient helps us bounce back when things don’t goas planned.

Many industries have gradually been returning to their placeof work by adhering to strict government guidelines and implementing adequatesocial distancing measures yet firm restrictions remained in place preventingmanual therapists from doing so until much more recently. The government gavemanual therapists in England the go ahead to return to work on 13th Julysubject to some restrictions on particularly high-risk services which seem toapply in particular to any ‘work in the highest risk zone – directly in frontof the face’. The news about returning to work will no doubt bring a mixture ofboth pleasure and also anxiety to many practitioners.  More informationcan be found here.

Free Webinar: Working safely during Coronavirus: CloseContact Services: Tuesday 28 July @ 11.00am
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COVID-19 restrictions have forced change across allindustries. Professional therapists and coaches are now in greater need to evolve,be fit and ready for the current online digital world of private practice withmany adapting and delivering services via Zoom, Skype and other videoconferencing platforms. For many practitioners, providing online therapy iscurrently the only option to earn a living. 

So what is required to do it safely and effectively? Canvideo conferencing platforms such as Zoom or Skype help take your therapybusiness forward? There are many ways to get your business online and with ourcomprehensive range of resources we can help you with that.

We ran a webinar recently with Dr Colin Clerkin from Your Practice Coach,part of ClerkinPsychology Services Ltd who shared fundamental tips on starting up andrunning an efficient private practice. WatchColin’s webinar for expert tips on running your private practice.

Our next Ask The Expert webinar is being held on Thursday30th July 2020 at 10.30am with Damien Adler from Power Diary, a practice management software company. Damienwill be chatting to our expert host Jayney Goddard, President of The Complementary MedicalAssociation and helping you to transition from working IN your business to ONyour business. Please do sign up and share here.

The FHT statement on coronavirus was published to supporttherapists during COVID-19 and includes important and up to date information onreturning to therapy practice. The FHT also has a dedicated Coronavirus resourcepage. Check them out to keep yourself in the loop.

To help you prepare to return to practice Jayney Goddard,President of the The Complementary Medical Association has published afantastic video onReturning to Work along with worksheets and checklists to enablepractitioners to get back to work safely. The Complementary Medical Associationhas joined forces with several other organisations and is taking the lead inlobbying the government to get clarification around returning to work. To findout more visit TheComplementary Medical Association

Keep yourself informed

Associationof Physical & Natural Therapists
GOV.UK Coronavirus (COVID-19)
BusinessSupport – note that the Self-Employed Income Support Scheme hasnow been extended and you can make a claim for a second and final grant inAugust 2020.
NationalHealth Service Coronavirus Advice for Everyone
The Complementary MedicalAssociation
World Health Organisation Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)Pandemic
Public Health England COVID-19 infection preventionand control
FHT – Returnto work advice
ORCHA – freewebinars, health and care apps to help elderly and vulnerable categories

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We are under no illusion, there will be a lot of trepidationand excitement for therapists who are returning to their place of work and alsofor those who are practising very differently now and we want to ensure youhave the knowledge and resources to support you.

Your feedback is important to us so please get in touch andlet us know if you have any comments, ideas or suggestions for our futurepublications.

If you found this information helpful, please feel free toshare it with your colleagues.

Best wishes from

The Team at Private Practice Hub