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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...
Jan 24,2017
Significant changes to tax legislation IR35 are likely to come into force from April 2017. These changes have implications for any practice that engages workers, such as locums, through their own companies. Here’s what you need to know: What is...
Jan 16,2017
If you’re a partner in a GP practice that owns its own premises, you may not be aware of the tax liability that could arise if you retain your share in the surgery when you retire. Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) was introduced in 2003 and is payable on...
Jan 06,2017
Most GP partners will have enjoyed some much needed time off over the Christmas and New Year period and it won’t be long before the next bank holiday arrives.   One question which we are frequently asked is how partnerships can fairly apportion bank...
Dec 14,2016
GP federations are a way for practices to work together, with shared responsibility for delivering high quality and patient-centric services to the local community. Their popularity is on the rise and with most CCGs supporting the concept, many...

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