Project Description

We are facing multiple challenges and there is an apparent disconnect between managing your healthcare practice and delivering contracted medical services.

Whilst the ownership of the practice can be separate from the service provision, it is usually the doctors who own and provide medical services. This one day workshop covers various property issues which have a direct impact upon the practice.

The workshop is designed to help practice managers, GPs and GP Partners and facilities develop a full understanding of property management including lease management and notional rent.

Benefits of this course:

  • See how effective property management achieves greater value from your premises
  • Understand the need for property management in your multi-disciplinary expansion plans
  • Learn about current lease management strategies and notional rent
  • Understand how to manage risk assessments in small businesses
  • Helpful weblinks and guidance notes will be provided throughout
  • Interact with the speaker to resolve questions throughout the day
  • Benefit from a post-workshop summary and support
  • Duration: All day

  • Location: On-site/locally

Who should attend?

Don't miss opportunity to work with leading specialists in a series of full day workshops specifically focused on the ‘business’ aspects of General Practice.
  • General Practitioners

  • Practice Managers

  • Senior Practice Nurses

  • GP Administrator Managers


Participants will improve their understanding of property management, lease provision and notional rent responsibilities.  The module will demonstrate how adopting industry best practice will help to mitigate risks and maximise revenues for the practice and partners from property assets.

Workshop Agenda

Below is an outline of the proposed agenda, if you have any questions please get in touch.

9:15 Registration
9:30  Introduction and Welcome – Overview of the Programme & Objectives
9:45 Open Forum – identifying your challenges
10:00 Succession planning

  • Situational analysis

    • Retirement planning

    • The issues (BMA statistics of the number of GPs retiring, current recruitment crisis, existing stock (fit for purpose) etc)

  • What are the options available? Advantages and Disadvantages

    • GP partners to buy out retiring partner

    • Sale and leaseback

    • Sale and transfer of medical contract

  • Plan now for tomorrow

    • Overview of key elements to consider

11:15 Break
11:30 When does a GP practice require a lease?

  • What is a lease?

  • Why should a GP practice have a lease?

  • Benefits of having a lease

    • Landlord

    • Tenant

  • Dangers and drawbacks of not having a lease

  • Case examples / scenarios

12:45 LUNCH & Networking
1.45 Boosting surgery income

  • Challenge your notional rent

    • Why?

    • Time cycle

  • Impact of providing private services on your rental reimbursement

  • Understand the facts – 2013 premises cost directions and abatements

3:00 Break
3:30 New models – The ‘super practice’, mergers and federations

  • Why are mergers taking place?

  • Don’t forget your real estate strategy!

  • Key takeaways –  plan a personal route map

4:15 Open Forum – questions and discussion
4:45 Close
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