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Aug 18,2017
Around 1,500 GP practices in England currently operate from premises owned and managed by NHS Property Services (NHSPS). Many of these surgeries have now been contacted by NHSPS about entering into a new lease and are also facing demands for a...
Aug 09,2017
There are many reasons why a partner may decide to stop contributing towards the NHS Pension – from 24hr retirement, to approaching the ceiling of the lifetime allowance, or simply deciding to make other pension arrangements. At DR Solicitors we are...
Jul 13,2017
For any major commercial transaction, you need to know exactly what you’re getting into and ensure (as far as is possible) that there aren’t going to be any nasty surprises further down the line. In the same way that you would call on the services...
Jun 23,2017
When you’re busy dealing with the day-to-day responsibility of running a GP practice, planning for the future can sometimes take a backseat. But there is one area you cannot afford to overlook and that’s succession planning. There will naturally be...
Jun 13,2017
A GMS contract is a legally binding agreement made between a GP practice and NHS England (NHSE) that sets out certain obligations for both parties. It is the most important asset a practice will hold. Running to over 270 pages plus lengthy...
Jun 02,2017
Most GP practices will be aware of the recent changes to the Statement of Financial Entitlements (SFE), which came into force on 1 April 2017. Since the revised SFE provides for both new income streams and changes to existing potential income...
May 18,2017
Taking on a new partner is a significant step for any GP practice, and it is important to get it right from the outset. Once a new Partner has been selected, a partnership offer letter should be next on the agenda. Why do you need one? The letter...
Apr 25,2017
There is a lot to think about when merging practices. Issues include transfer of staff by TUPE, creating joint accounts, agreeing profit shares, drafting a new Partnership Agreement, aligning ways of working, dealing with the CQC and NHS England,...
Apr 20,2017
From funding cuts, to an aging population and the increasing demands being placed on primary care services, GP practices face ever increasing pressure. Balancing growing patient numbers with resource constraints can prove a challenge and may lead...
Apr 03,2017
A surgery building is one of the most valuable assets a GP practice may own, so it is important to understand the implications of how it is held. Partners need to be clear whether their property is held as a partnership asset or not. The answer can...

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