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Dec 05,2017
Making the decision to expel a partner is never an easy one and the reasons for doing so will vary widely. Some situations will be straightforward. A partner may, for example, be found to be in clear breach of the partnership deed if there is an...
Nov 28,2017
The Secretary of State recently announced some planned changes to the medical indemnity scheme. The plans are still in the early stages and not expected to be implemented for at least 12 to 18 months, but it seems clear that the state will be...
Nov 21,2017
As Primary Care changes, we are frequently asked about different business vehicles and in particular whether a GP practice can have limited liability. Choosing the right type of business vehicle for your GP practice is not always straightforward,...
Nov 03,2017
The question of whether a GP partner can work outside of his or her practice, and under what constraints, is a common one. A survey by Pulse reveals GP partners have seen their pay drop by an average of 4%, so topping up earnings with private work...
Oct 23,2017
There has been much discussion in recent years about the rise of private GP practices within primary care and it is a subject we are increasingly being asked about by our clients. Setting up a private GP practice is a complex area and for anyone...
Oct 09,2017
Managing partnership changes and staffing are two of the most common issues any practice will deal with and how they are handled can have long term implications, especially in relation to a new partner joining the business. One area that can cause...
Oct 02,2017
The new NHSPS lease and the prospect of significantly increased service charges continues to be a serious concern for many practices. It is a topic we have covered in detail on this blog and is one which raises many concerns for every practice...
Sep 22,2017
GP practices are increasingly occupying their surgeries as leasehold tenants. It is a trend that has been happening for some time now, so many practices are approaching the end of their lease. As a surgery lease is one of the most important and...
Sep 12,2017
Making the decision to move to a new surgery, or to redevelop your existing surgery building, is a big step. In fact, it is likely to be one of the most complicated legal transactions a practice will ever undertake, carrying significant financial...
Aug 30,2017
The BMA model contract is a topic we recently covered in our blog: ‘What is the BMA model contract and does it apply to me?’. Many PMS contractors assume the need to provide such a contract does not apply to them. However, the issue isn’t quite so...

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