Project Description

Partnerships & Federation includes Partnership Changes & Mergers, Written Agreements Federations, Business & Property Management.

This module looks at partnership issues – written agreements and matters relating to partnership changes, including the pitfalls of merging practices.

We also focus on Federations and mergers and models for working at scale, which are amongst the most important topics currently facing medical practice and the programme provides full information on developing issues by experts who are dealing with them on a day to day basis. To finish the workshop, we will take a more in-depth look at the considerations around property ownership and property management in the merger and partnership discussions.

The module will be delivered as an interactive session with practical guidance to enable participants to map the techniques and outcomes onto their own practice.  Group work is provided on all aspects of the programme so that participants develop their understanding of the topics by interacting with colleagues from other practices.

  • 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 learn what a written partnership agreement must contain and how to deal with partnership changes. They will gain an understanding of the demands of the Federating, merging and working at scale and the fundamental considerations around your practice premises in merger and partnership discussions.

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 – Programme, Objectives and Open Forum
9:45 Partnership succession and mergers

  • Setting the Scene – Partnerships and Mergers

  • Joining and Leaving Partnerships

  • “Last Man Standing”

  • Property issues on Changes

11:00 Break
11:15 Group work on partnership agreements 
12:00 Working at scale and different models 

  • Federations

  • Mergers

  • Super-partnerships

12.40 Structures and Pitfalls

  • Governance

  • Property Ownership issues on Working at Scale

13:00 LUNCH
13:45 Key points to consider on Mergers, Federations and collaborative working

The Accountants view

  • Mergers and the myths!

  • Why merge, should you merge?

  • Managing a merger- key steps

  • How could a merger or federation impact taxation and superannuation?

  • What is the difference between merging and federation?

  • How working together can help practices protect profits & improve resilience

15:15 Break
15:30 Property Issues in Partnerships, Mergers & Federations

  • New commercial models – The ‘super practice’, mergers and federations

  • Don’t forget your real estate strategy!

  • Key takeaways –  plan a personal property route map

16:30 Open Forum – Questions & Discussions
16:45 Close
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