Who Will Be the Future Owners and Occupiers of GP Surgeries?

1st October 2016

Adam Thompson writes for Management In Practice on the subject of primary care property, succession planning and the challenges of recruiting new GP partners.

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Development Activity

1st September 2016

It is generally acknowledged that there has been an underinvestment in primary care infrastructure for several years. The reasons for this are well established, with the focus in recent years having been to ensure continuity of service provision which has consumed an ever-increasing part of NHS budgets against lower tax yields during the austerity following […]

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Valuation Issues and Partnership Change

1st August 2016

With many GP premises being owned within the partnership, there is frequent need for a valuation to be undertaken of the surgery premises, usually required when a partner is leaving or joining the practice. The first consideration is the Partnership Agreement, if one exists. The agreement should include details of how the property is to […]

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Development of New Premises – A Glimmer of Light

15th July 2016

The Primary Care Infrastructure Fund was launched in 2015, pledging £1billion investment in infrastructure improvements for primary care.  In Adam Thompson’s recent article for Management in Practice magazine, he sheds light on the opportunities enabled by this funding, through the newly named ‘Estates & Technology Transformation Fund’.

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Providing Trusted Resources For GP Partnership Change

5th June 2016

Primary Care Surveyors’ Adam Thompson has contributed his thoughts to Jerrard Keats & Wolley’s article, on providing trusted resources for GPs facing challenges during times of partnership change.

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The NHS PS/BMA Standard Lease For Health Centre Occupiers

1st June 2016

Further to my previous article, many of you will have seen features in the media about the “standard GP lease” that has been agreed between NHS Property Services and the BMA. This is an encouraging step forward and has been much anticipated. I am always concerned about how standardised such agreements can be, when there […]

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Light Beginning to Shine

5th November 2015

As premises continues to be a hot topic in the health care sector, Adam Thompson shares his thoughts on the changing composition of health care and property, and ensuring premises suit the needs of primary care in the 21st Century.

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Management In Practice – Premises in Healthcare

13th July 2015

Adam Thompson, Director of Primary Care Surveyors, writes for Management in Practice magazine.  In this article, he discusses the government’s Primary Care Infrastructure Fund and the £1 billion investment available over 4 years to support primary care properties. Read on to find out more about the funding and how it will affect the sector. Premises […]

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Premises, Rent and Leases: an Update

5th May 2014

Further to my previous article on development of new medical centres in October 2013, mixed messages have been received from NHS England. While there does not seem to be any doubt as to the need for new medical premises, the timescale for delivery is far from certain. Indeed it is now apparent that there will be no specific funding for new premises in 2014-15. Hopefully […]

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The Murky Waters of Developing a New Medical Centre

1st October 2013

There are a significant number of GP practices wishing to locate to new premises. Numerous surgeries are too small and of inferior specification resulting in there being great difficulties for their continued occupation and use by a GP practice. Over and above premises often being too small, the layout of premises often compromises patient confidentiality, […]

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