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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...
Mar 21,2017
As GP federations have become more established, we are receiving an increasing number of enquiries about the role of the federation’s officers. Most GP federations are organised as limited companies, with shares owned by the member practices. The...
Mar 13,2017
The start of a new fiscal year is fast approaching and with it comes an important deadline for any GP nearing retirement. If you’ve built up a healthy pension pot, then Individual Protection 2014 (IP2014) is a scheme that could help you reduce, or...
Mar 03,2017
Partnership disputes can be expensive, time consuming and destructive; not to mention unpleasant for all parties involved. If you find yourself having to deal with a partnership dispute, the best protection for any practice is to have a valid...
Feb 20,2017
Merging your Practice is a major decision and there are many factors that you need to consider before taking the plunge. (For more details, see: When is a GP practice merger not a merger?) One important step is the CQC registration. This is often...
Feb 10,2017
There are now a substantial number of GP Federations and it is a model of working that is widely supported by CCGs. GP Federations are normally the coming together of a group of general practices to create a single entity that has responsibility...
Feb 01,2017
Premises funding is a complex area for any GP practice to navigate. There will be times when you need to obtain prior consent from NHS England (NHSE) in order to secure funding, and other times when you are simply required to inform them of changes...

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