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Sale and Leaseback: golden opportunity or the ruin of the NHS?

Tom Mason MRICS writes: Pulse recently ran an interesting article about the healthcare developer Assura, ‘GP Partners offload premises as property firm expands practice portfolio by 20%’ (7th June 2016). Assura, a sale and leaseback specialist, has increased its portfolio from 265 properties to 321 in the last financial year showing 21% growth. The article […]

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Survey – Leicester City Football Club

Here’s the final installment from the Schedules of Condition I’ve been doing for the stadia being used for the Rugby World Cup 2015.  This time, much to Neil and Tom’s delight, it’s the home of Leicester City Football Club.  

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In Seventh Heaven surveying St James’ Park, home of NUFC!

As a follow on from my recent survey to produce a Schedule of Condition of the Millennium Stadium for the Rugby World Cup 2015, I had the great excitement of surveying St James’ Park, the home of my club Newcastle United. I’m a life long Newcastle fan so it was great to have an ‘access […]

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Calling all sports fans! Surveying the Rugby World Cup 2015 venues

I was absolutely delighted to be instructed as part of a national specialist team of small companies to compile Schedules of Condition for the stadia being used as part of the Rugby World Cup 2015. Not only is it a prestigious instruction, but as a lifelong Magpies fan, surveying St James’ Park in Newcastle will […]

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Primary Care Premises Funding

I’m pleased to be able to introduce Stewart Gregory of Browne Jacobson. Stewart is head of the property health team with over 12 years of experience in NHS property work. He is recognised as a leading individual in health property law for his work on major property based projects, including NHS LIFT and property development schemes in […]

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Newsletter: Autumn 2013 now available

Featuring an interview with Rob Lynch, practice manager at Uppingham Surgery, regarding the practice’s forthcoming move to new premises, the latest copy of our newsletter is now available to download from our website. We also take a look at how practices can ensure they are receiving the correct rent for in-surgery pharmacies and give our […]

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NHS Property Services: Health Centre Lease issues

With the changes to the NHS and with PCTs ceasing to exist, we are about to see a major shake up of NHS property across the country. From 1st April 2013, the majority of property owned by PCTs will be transferred to a new management company NHS Property Services. NHS PS has been set up purely for this […]

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CQC: further guidance on premises

Having visited a number of practices over the last month or so, it is clear that all of them have been making efforts to get ready for their anticipated inspection by the Care Quality Commission, or CQC as it is more commonly known. What has been interesting has been the differing approaches taken by each […]

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Hinchingbrooke: progress with Circle?

I woke as usual this morning to Evan Davis on Radio 4 who was running the story regarding the Hinchingbrooke Hospital contract with Circle which is 6 months into a 10 year term.  Circle is aiming for over £300 million of savings which is almost unbelievable when you consider that the hospital trust had run […]

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Financial markets have keen appetite for primary care investment properties

Primary Health Properties’ retail bond issue raises £75m Despite the cautiously optimistic economic news this week, many of the GPs and medical practitioners we speak to remain convinced that the value of their premises is at best flat-lining or at worst, falling. Yet, this is in fact not the case. There is ongoing competition from […]

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