Establishing Successful Provider Entities

Entrepreneurial GPs have set up a variety of entities to provide additional services to their local patients. This has the advantage of providing an additional income stream, increasing utilisation of the surgery, and deterring other providers from setting up competing services.

Federating has become a particularly hot topic for practices since CCGs and local councils have taken control of local services and public health commissioning.

It is important that these entities are set up in a way which secures eligibility for the NHS pension whenever possible, complies with the rules regarding sale of goodwill, is tax efficient, and provides for an appropriate level of governance.

DR Solicitors helps clients to establish the optimum provider entity to suit a wide variety of stakeholders, as well as advising on entering into provider NHS contracts, documenting contracts of service and employment, establishing governance procedures and so on. Our recent work includes:

  • Limited Company shareholder agreements
  • GP Federations
  • Limited Liability Partnerships (LLPs)
  • Consortium agreements
  • Social Enterprise vehicles such as Community Interest Companies
  • Joint Ventures (JVs) between practices and private sector companies
  • Expense-sharing arrangements

We also introduce clients to our extensive network of contacts with other healthcare specialists such as accountants, surveyors, banks, and procurement specialists, helping to ensure the success of your new business venture.

Please contact Nils Christiansen


Thank you very much for all the work and experience that you put into getting this excellent result.
Dr P, Northants
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