John Hearle provides advice on retaining surgery premises post-retirement and leasing them back to the partners as tenants.
Medeconomics' panel of experts provide their top tips for GP practices in the year ahead.
Can you advise on the requirements of BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method)? We have a new-build GP surgery under way, costing below £2m. The BREEAM site (www.breeam.org) suggests we do not need an assessment but the PCT insists we have a BREEAM pre-assessment and attain an 'excellent' rating. The cost of this is significant. Must we comply?