General practice: five business essential guides

Supporting GPs to thrive and take advantage of the opportunities available to them be it practice mergers, acquisitions or incorporations in the changing healthcare system is one of the themes in our In focus primary care business essentials series.

GP practice mergers

The trend towards GP practice mergers shows no sign of abating with practices creating super-surgeries governing 30,000 – 50,000 patients across England. More and more GP practices are working together to scale up service delivery recognising the benefits that come from working at scale.

Read: GP practice mergers: what you need to know

Incorporating your GP practice

GP practices looking to incorporate should take time to consider whether it is the right move for their practice. There are pros and cons to consider when forming a limited liability company.

Read: Guide to incorporating your GP practice

Negotiating leases

For those renting in the primary care setting, having a robust lease is important but having a sector specific lease could be crucial. There are five key areas to consider when negotiating lease heads of terms for primary care premises.

Read: Negotiating lease heads of terms in primary care settings

Managing GP partnership disputes

Managing partnership disputes can often be complicated, time-consuming, costly and stressful for those involved – a robust partnership agreement is the key but when you find that is not in place or it doesn’t provide a clear solution, we explain what you need to consider.

Read: GP partnership disputes: key considerations

Subcontracting considerations for GP providers

GP providers often look to subcontract the delivery of services that they are required to provide to third parties. We explain the issues that GPs need to consider from seeking NHS Integrated Care Board approval to the terms that apply to these subcontracting arrangements.

Read: Subcontracting: key considerations for GP providers

If you require support or would like to discuss any of the issues raised here, please contact me.

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