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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...
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...

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