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Sep 18,2018
The surgery premises are generally the biggest asset and the largest liability within a GP partnership. Suitable premises are a critical part of delivering high quality care, but they are widely considered to be in crisis. There has been a...
Aug 30,2018
What can GP Partnerships learn from other professional practices? Although we are very supportive of the GP partnership model, we believe that it needs to evolve to meet changing demands. The ongoing GP Partnership Review has issued a call for...
Aug 10,2018
In normal times, GP surgeries happily practice out of their premises with no major issues. But what happens if a disaster strikes – maybe in the form of flood, fire or storm damage to your premises? This blog aims to highlight some important matters...
Jul 26,2018
You will need to claim capital allowances if you are to enjoy the benefit of them. It is our experience that not all GP practices promptly claim their full value. This can be a deliberate policy or simply an oversight. Left unclaimed, most capital...
Jul 12,2018
There is currently much discussion about whether the partnership model for General Practice is still fit for purpose. It is clear that the model is under severe strain, and the Secretary of State has commissioned a review into how it might need to...
Jun 26,2018
Thinking of ‘shutting up shop’? What are your options regarding your leased premises? Having the security a lease offers you is important when you are operating your business, but what happens if you no longer wish to practice from that location?...
Jun 11,2018
A partner is a business owner and employer, which by definition means they are not an employee. As a consequence, partners do not benefit from all the various employment protections afforded to employees. Despite this, we are often asked about...
May 18,2018
What is GDPR and what does it mean to be compliant? I am sure that you will all by now be aware of GDPR. GDPR comes into effect on 25th May 2018 and seeks to give individuals more control over how organisations use their data. GDPR is a European...
Mar 29,2018
Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) was introduced in December 2003. It is a tax payable on a variety of property transactions, including purchases and transfers of freehold and leasehold land and property. GP Practices sometimes believe they are exempt from...
Feb 26,2018
Every now and then, a practice might be fortunate enough to be remembered in a patient’s Will or to receive gifts from grateful patients. Research has shown that the proffering of small gifts is relatively common place. Whilst it is obviously nice...

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