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Demystifying the business plan

  • Sanju George (a1) and Angus Dawson (a2)
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Changes in the structure and organisation of health services are requiring clinicians to take on managerial and administrative responsibilities The need for training in managerial skills has, therefore, been endorsed by the College. This article discusses one of the key concepts in management, the business plan. We briefly describe the steps involved in writing a business plan, illustrated by a hypothetical example.

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White, T. (1996) Textbook of Management for Doctors. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone.
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  • ISSN: 0955-6036
  • EISSN: 1472-1473
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Demystifying the business plan

  • Sanju George (a1) and Angus Dawson (a2)
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