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OpinionOct 26, 2020

Career switch: how Paul Wilson's priorities changed after Covid-19

After a rich and varied career, for the past two years I have been a member of a team of physiotherapists that's employed by a company called Level Health. We work in about 10 GP surgeries in the Canterbury and Faversham areas of east Kent. Towards the end of 2019, I decided to set up a private practice near my home in Tonbridge.

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Paul Wilson took stock on what was important in his life in the wake of lockdown

I planned to begin working just one day a week, building up the clinic gradually and seeing how things would unfold. It was going to mean continuing to work five days a week at my full-time job while simultaneously taking on my own project. I thought this might entail working one day a week, perhaps increasing to two over time.

You might be surprised how much planning is involved in independently setting up something of this nature: first steps include choosing a location and equipment; speaking to other private physiotherapy clinics is vital. Then there's the need to register with insurance companies, advertising, and, of course, getting to know your population.

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