Latest Premises features

How to manage a GP surgery improvement or development project successfully

Healthcare property expert Paula Mace offers some practical advice to GP practices considering a premises improvement project or new build.

Leased GP premises and NHS rent reimbursement explained

Paul Conlan outlines the lease approval and rent review process and explains how to avoid rental disputes and the associated costs.

How to appeal your notional rent

If you are not happy with your notional rent valuation, you are entitled to appeal. Paul Conlan explains what this involves.

NHS England sets out new plans for GP premises

NHS England plans to take on the premises liabilities of practices in some leased surgeries and has also recommended that GP ownership of surgery buildings should be separated from other partnership arrangements.

Changes ahead for the GP contract

NHS England has suggested that 2019/20 could see the biggest change to the GP contract since 2004. Medeconomics looks at what this might mean.

How have the premises cost directions changed?

Practices will be able to access grants for 100% of the cost of improving or updating their building under long-awaited changes to the premises cost directions, which have been announced as part of the GP contract deal for 2018/19.

Managing your building maintenance responsibilities in leased premises

Healthcare lawyer Bryn Morgan explains how sensible planning can help practices manage the building maintenance requirements within their lease.

How can practices reduce their service charge liabilities?

Practices that rent their premises should ensure they are actually liable for any service charges before they pay, says Charles Mallinson.

Video: Planning for a GP partner's retirement

Healthcare lawyer Lynne Abbess provides advice for retiring partners and practices on issues relating to retirement, including the practice premises.

What is involved in a sale and leaseback transaction?

What should your practice expect if it is considering a 'sale and leaseback' of the practice premises? Paul Conlan explains the process, plus a case study shows how this worked for one surgery.

4 tips to ensure you are making the most of your premises

Is your practice premises an untapped source of revenue? Paul Conlan offers some advice on how your building could help you boost income.

When do practices require a lease?

Many practices may not be aware that they require a lease. Paul Conlan explains when leases are needed and the importance of detailing them in partnership agreements.

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