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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...
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,...

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