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10 Key Property Issues for Practice Managers

Everyone is busy and Practice Managers are no exception to that rule. As multi-practice mergers become commonplace and property owning GPs look to retire, premises issues are increasingly making it to the top of all Practice Managers’ to do lists. Some practices are well organised when it comes to their property but others don’t have […]

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Tony Young

Client representation: protecting your interests

Employing a project manager will ensure that your practice is properly represented and potentially save you thousands. With all the talk of funding being released for new medical facilities, you might well be thinking seriously about putting together a proposal. You might even be one of the lucky few whose project has reached the top […]

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Space planning: how big is big?

If you are planning to expand or replace your existing premises, you need to comply with the requirements set down within NHS England’s Health Building Notes. For primary and community care, you need to review Health Building Note 11 which should be read in conjunction with the relevant parts of NHS England’s Health Technical Memorandum […]

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Thinking about a third party development scheme?

I’m very pleased to welcome Mick Suggett, Associate at health lawyers Browne Jacobson to the blog.  Mick works in the Health Property team, specialising in advising health clients on property and estates matters including acquisitions and disposals, leases, licences, property development and strategic estates advice. In 2012-2013, Mick was seconded full time to a PCT […]

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Section 106 and healthcare: balancing long term benefit against short term pain

This month, we’re pleased to welcome Matt Collerson of APC Architects and Planners. Matt is a Chartered Town Planner who has a great deal of experience in planning new residential developments and solving complex planning issues. In this post, Matt discusses how GP practices can use a Section 106 agreement to improve services for an expanding local population and […]

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Show us the money: funding pressures continue to stall new surgery projects

The coalition continues to emphasise its ongoing support for the “the big 3” – NHS, Education and the Overseas Development Fund – and yet the Chancellor’s mantra is a round of further expenditure cuts are required to control the growth in state debt. Something for sure has to give in this equation but where? Nobody working in […]

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Graham Jamieson, Managing Partner at St Luke's Medical Centre

A Practice Manager’s viewpoint: new build medical centre project

We’re pleased to welcome Graham Jamieson to the blog, to find out more about his role in developing the new St Luke’s Medical Centre in Duston, Northampton. Graham is Managing Partner for Dr Astbury and Partners at St Luke’s Medical Centre. Having worked in banking for much of his career, in 2003 Graham joined the […]

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Future proofing your practice 2

Think in advance about your premises Are your premises coping with the demands you and your team are placing on them? If you look ahead 5 years, is the answer the same? And in 10 years? Can you cope with anticipated growth in patient numbers? Population expansion can affect all practices, both urban and rural. […]

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What’s the difference between Notional Rent and Cost Rent and how are they set?

Notional Rent and Cost Rent are both forms of reimbursement under the Doctors Rent and Rates Scheme. The Doctors Rent and Rates Scheme is a framework for establishing the funding and reimbursement to GPs for the provision of premises and services on behalf of the local PCT. Whilst existing premises are due reimbursement by way […]

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