Cath has not only been instrumental in helping me to grow my private dermatology practice over the past year, she has also helped me communicate my strengths in managing acne and acne scarring much more effectively so that I am now seeing the kinds of patients who will benefit most from my advice and experience, and whose concerns I most enjoy treating.

As well as suggestions for amending the content and layout of my website and tips for communicating better with potential patients through newsletters and social media, Cath and PPN’s practical advice with the administrative aspects of running my clinic, including help with GDPR preparation, mean that the processes are all much more streamlined so that I have peace of mind and lots more time and energy freed up to see patients or spend on other things I enjoy doing outside of work.

I cannot thank Cath enough for all the help she has given me – it has been transformational!

Dr Justine Kluk : Consultant Dermatologist, DrJustineKluk.com

I can honestly say that the single most productive email that I sent this year, was the one that I sent to Cath to ask her to take me under her Private Practice Ninja wing.

Prior to the first meeting that I had with Cath, I have to admit that I felt a little apprehensive. I knew that it would force me out of my comfort zone. She had sent me some prep work, asking me to consider what I wanted to achieve in private practice, and she made me step back and take stock of the time and resources that I had available.

In first meeting that I had with Cath, we set out clear goals and objectives, such as identifying my ideal patient, how I could help them best, and identifying my unique skill set. We agreed on the key priorities to move my practice forward, setting up dates to catch up, and take stock of progress. Cath’s ability to think strategically, helped me to focus in on clear targets. She provided me with a sense of accountability, which really helped me overcome the inertia to change, that I’d experienced in the past. Having regular weekly email catch ups, and monthly face to face meet ups, has been invaluable in keeping me focussed and on track with my work list.

Cath has opened my eyes to looking at my own work processes, to increase their efficiency, and she has really encouraged me to embrace ‘tech’. This has included getting a professional website designed that is ‘fit for purpose’ in terms of representing my practice, and establishing a system to engage with clients and referrers. Cath has handpicked orthopaedic consultants and podiatrists whose client base would benefit from my input, and introduced me to them to expand my referrer network.

The results that I have seen six months into the process of working with Cath, have been really impressive. Cath has been relentlessly supportive and enthusiastic, providing a great deal of technical support – which is something that I had not been naturally inclined towards. My clinics are thriving with more and more runners – who I love working with. I have established much better links and communication with referrers, and for the first time, I’ve really have the ability help my private patents through proper MDT input. This has undoubtedly improved the quality of my patients’ care, so it’s a win-win situation for all.

I’d recommend Private Practice Ninja unreservedly to any clinician who wants to develop their practice, but can’t quite figure out the steps to get from A to B.

Scott Newton : Specialist Running Physiotherapist, London Running Physio

Complete Pilates worked with Private Practice Ninja (PPN) to help comply with new GDPR legislation. The entire process was well thought through with clear guidelines given. Initially, we had to change email systems and implement an encryption system as we deal with sensitive information including clinic letters and medical referrals. PPN assisted us in looking at all the products on the market and which would be best suited to our needs. Once we had agreed on a package PPN then communicated directly with our old email provider and hosting company to ensure full migration of all data. Plenty of testing was done and there was no interruption of service. We were able to simply switch over as though there had been no change to systems. The encryption software was also seamlessly integrated with no difficulty.

The secondary step was building and implementing SharePoint, our new company-wide intranet. After an initial meeting to determine what we needed PPN simply built the system and then provided amazing training to make sure that not only did we know how to use the system but also build and grow it.

All this helped with the brief of becoming GDPR compliant. PPN supplied all documentation and identified areas which we needed to focus on which has ensured that we are confident that our systems are appropriate.

In total, we worked with PPN for 2 months. During this time they were easy to work with, very helpful and communicative. A lot of these systems were new to us and the training provided was clear and easy to follow. I would strongly recommend them as feel that they went above and beyond the initial brief and have left us feeling very confident in all the products.

Helen O'Leary, Complete Pilates
Cath has been a fantastic mentor for me from the beginning. Her insights into how to set up my practice have been invaluable. She has been amazingly supportive and her no-nonsense approach to work and life is a breath of fresh air. Listen to what she has to say!
Mr Giles Stafford : Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Sport Hip London Limited

Our team of experienced physiotherapists and osteopaths have confidence in what they do, but little confidence in promoting themselves. Dr Cath’s session was brilliant in giving them clear practical pointers on how they could go about developing their reputation with referrers, and how to be time efficient in doing so.

Her fun and energetic approach kept everyone engaged, which is no small feat at the end of a clinical day. Thank you Private Practice Ninja!

Lucy Macdonald: Physiotherapist and Founder, Octopus Clinic Limited

Feedback from Private Practice Ninja Workshop Ninjas

I thought it was great! I could’ve sat there longer and consumed more super information… I really found the Social Media section fascinating, as I have most certainly floundered there a little… actually a lot!

I’m going to get cracking with the practical action plan – this is the first time i’ve been excited about my to-do-list for quite a while!

The workshop was great – hands on advice that has come from real experience in the medical world, and everyone on the course was lovely – it was a fun morning!

The content was exactly what I needed + the forum/opportunity to discuss; great to feel able to share issues and talk about them openly

Small group interaction…! Making us work through our ‘ideal patient avatars’ and defining areas of expertise as a group was fantastic… I learnt quite a lot from listening to the other apprentice-ninjas experiences and answers….

The whole experience was very positive, with fun, sound practical advice. Cath is very approachable – and it’s a great way of networking

Thanks Cath, The workshop was an excellent investment of my time, and money. It was informal, extremely interactive (which I normally find a bit squirmish)… and fun! Great learning atmosphere, and a great bunch of clinicians…

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