First things first, reach out to your accountant. They can help you build a plan financially, and to understand the incentives the Government are offering such as JobKeeper & the low interest loans! They’ll help you cut costs where you need to but don’t make any hasty decisions- take a breath and think of your options!
Right, now reach out to your patients! Now is the time to increase customer services levels by going to your customers instead of waiting for your customers to come to you!
We asked a few of our clients what they’re doing to keep their patient numbers up (and therefore their doors open!). A few things that our current clients are doing are:
Nurses and Reception staff can then book in a telehealth consultation or for the patient to come to the practice.
Patients are scared. Let them know what you’re doing to keep them safe when they come to see you as a Doctor. Remind them that they’re allowed to be out of the house if they’re coming to or from a medical appointment. Looking after their overall health is the number one priority!
These are some of the great suggestions our clients have advised.
Best of all, you’re DOING something. It will give encouragement to your team, who are potentially terrified about losing their jobs. It will give encouragement to your patients, who see you’re reaching out to make an effort during a stressful time. It will give YOU encouragement, because being in business is tough right now!
Do you have some ideas on how your practice, and others, can be proactive?
Send them in so that we can share!
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