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Healthcare property expert Paula Mace offers some practical advice to GP practices considering a premises improvement project or new build.
Paul Conlan outlines the lease approval and rent review process and explains how to avoid rental disputes and the associated costs.
If you are not happy with your notional rent valuation, you are entitled to appeal. Paul Conlan explains what this involves.
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.
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.
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.
Healthcare lawyer Bryn Morgan explains how sensible planning can help practices manage the building maintenance requirements within their lease.
Practices that rent their premises should ensure they are actually liable for any service charges before they pay, says Charles Mallinson.
Healthcare lawyer Lynne Abbess provides advice for retiring partners and practices on issues relating to retirement, including the practice premises.
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.
Is your practice premises an untapped source of revenue? Paul Conlan offers some advice on how your building could help you boost income.
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.
GP Fees Database
Private and professional fees for GP work and NHS payment information
Links to key guidance for GP practices in an easy-to-search table
Regional breakdown of average rates charged by locum GPs
Key job descriptions to download and adapt for use in your practice
Advice on key practice management tasks listed in a handy A-Z format
Key guidance, downloadable checklists and tips to help prepare staff