The rapidly changing nature of the NHS has forced all primary care providers to become more commercial. Practices can no longer rely on trust and ‘the NHS family’, and all relationships need to be seen in terms of the commissioner/provider split. Contracts which were previously left to gather dust are now being actively managed, sometimes to the significant cost of the provider.
The Health and Social Care Act has increased the momentum of change, and we have now established many GP Federations to bid for new contracts from CCGs and local authorities. These can be challenging for GPs who are already overworked, so we have written and presented extensively on this subject.
We have extensive experience of assisting practices with managing existing contracts, negotiating new contracts to secure additional income streams, and establishing new or merged entities to compete with other providers.
Some of our recent work includes:
Please contact Daphne Robertson