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Dec 08,2016
How GP practices can best work together at scale to deliver effective care has been the subject of much debate in recent years. Traditionally, when practices worked together it was more informal and mergers may have involved just one or two...
Nov 25,2016
If you’re a partner in a GP practice and have decided to retire, then there are many issues that both you and the remaining partners need to consider. Making a smooth exit is likely to be top of your agenda and one important area that can often be...
Nov 10,2016
The issue of NHS premises funding is a complex area which is often misunderstood by GP practices. This confusion sometimes results in practices inadvertently overpaying their landlord.If you don’t own your own surgery then you must be occupying it...
Nov 07,2016
Most GP practices will come into contact with the District Valuer Service (DVS) at one time or another. The DVS plays a key role in issues surrounding GP premises funding and has the potential to significantly impact on a surgery’s finances. There...
Oct 21,2016
The changing nature of running a GP practice, with all its pressures and complexities, means that most GP partnerships now recognise the need and benefit of having skilled managers supporting them. One area where this is having a noticeable impact...
Oct 14,2016
Whether you’re in a GP partnership or a single hander running your own practice, there are likely to be times and situations that prompt you to re-evaluate your position. Maybe you find yourself facing challenging circumstances, such as a dispute,...
Sep 29,2016
A GP practice may consider undergoing a ‘merger’ for a variety of different reasons. One common trigger is that a single-handed GP is looking to retire. Alternatively, two practices may be looking to join forces to save costs, share resources and...
Sep 29,2016
The pace of change in primary care has accelerated over the last few years and with so much going on it can be easy to forget to check you have the basics covered. The Partnership is at the heart of most GP practices, and having a partnership deed...
Sep 09,2016
Partner burnout is a growing problem for GPs – up to 50 percent are at high risk due to stress, high demands and funding cuts. If one of your partners is suffering from stress, careful consideration should be given to these four key issues:...
Aug 25,2016
If you lease your surgery premises then the Landlord & Tenant Act 1954 (“L&TA”) is something that could affect you. The act covers the rights and obligations of both a landlord and tenant in relation to commercial premises, and whatever your...

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