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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...
Feb 09,2018
GP practices and salaried GPs are advised to check the terms of their employment contracts if employed clinical staff are considering taking out “claims made” insurance, such as that recently offered by the MDU. In a previous blog, we looked at the...
Jan 29,2018
Regular readers will understand the importance of keeping your partnership deed up to date. This is particularly true when new partners join, as this can easily supersede and invalidate the former partnership arrangements. A recent High Court case...
Jan 16,2018
If you rent your premises, one of the key questions is when and how you can be released from your obligations under the lease. If for some reason you want to vacate your surgery premises, you will either have to wait until the end of the lease term...
Dec 17,2017
Despite increasing pressure being placed on frontline care teams, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has revealed that GP practices are providing a consistently good quality of care, with 93% rated good or outstanding. Practices are also...

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