Many GP practices are making the decision to merge in order to help their business thrive in an increasingly challenging environment. Medeconomics provides expert advice, case studies and practical tips to help practices undergoing this process.

Expert advice

Guide to practice mergers: Steps to take before you merge

Guide to practice mergers: Steps to take before you merge

Dr Jonathan Cope and Claire Oatway explain the key issues practices should address before they even start the merger process.

Guide to practice mergers: The financial aspects of a merger

Guide to practice mergers: The financial aspects of a merger

It is essential for practices to compare accounts and discuss financial issues early on in the merger process, explains Jenny Stone.

Guide to practice mergers: The legal process of merging

Guide to practice mergers: The legal process of merging

A step-by-step guide to the legal issues that merging practices need to consider. By Lynne Abbess and Puja Solanki.

Guide to practice mergers: Practical issues involved with a merger

Guide to practice mergers: Practical issues involved with a merger

There are many practical issues to consider when merging. Dee Lynes looks at what should be addressed early on in the process.

Guide to practice mergers: Managing staff through a merger

Guide to practice mergers: Managing staff through a merger

Practice mergers can create a lot of anxiety for staff. Dee Lynes explains how practices can ease the transition for employees and highlights employment law issues to address.

Guide to practice mergers: Engaging with patients during a merger

Guide to practice mergers: Engaging with patients during a merger

Merging practices should obtain patient feedback and keep all stakeholders informed. Dee Lynes provides 10 top tips on how to do this.

Video: Legal advice on practice mergers

Video: Legal advice on practice mergers

Healthcare lawyer Lynne Abbess offers advice to practices considering a merger and explains why GPs should not fear the super partnership model.

Tips to succeed when merging or working at scale

Tips to succeed when merging or working at scale

Martin Ramsey has supported a number of practices to merge or federate, he offers advice on how to ensure an 'at-scale' approach to primary care is successful.


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