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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...
Aug 12,2016
When you’re negotiating a lease for your GP practice it is important to ensure that you are aware of all the potential costs you may incur throughout your tenure - especially when you could be faced with bills running into many thousands of pounds....
Aug 02,2016
In our recent blog, Where will future practice income come from?, we explained how additional income is unlikely to come from your core GMS/PMS contract. As a result, many GPs are looking to supplement their income from other sources; from their CCG...
Jul 29,2016
So how are you faring since the Health and Social Care Act 2012 came into force on 1 April 2013? After a stormy start (which included delays in contract payments for many practices and complications around the new rent reimbursement processes...
Jul 21,2016
Many older partnership deeds include a compulsory retirement age for partners, often specified as aged 65. Should a GP wish to continue working beyond this age, annual written approval from the other partners is commonly required. On the face of it...
Jun 28,2016
The unprecedented pressures on General Practice combined with the age profile of the profession are creating a wave of partner retirements. What should you be thinking of before drawing your pension and booking your extended holiday in the sun? 1....
Jun 21,2016
If you’re a GP in an NHS Property Services Company (NHSPS) owned building, then this blog is relevant to you. You may recall that we referred to an imminent NHS Property Services ‘standard lease template’ in our recent blog post on surgery...

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