If you are joining together via merger or federation, consider the premises issues that can arise from collaboration, writes Sam Hopkins
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.
The BMA has released a new template lease for practices based in NHS Property Services (NHSPS) buildings.
There is potentially good news for premises in the General Practice Forward View.