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Insight and guidance for your business

“Understanding the key decisions to be made in Primary Care today could be vital to securing a sustainable business model for the coming years.

Find out more with our ‘Need to Know’ factsheets which share impartial insights from recognised specialists and address the main issues facing general practice – some of which you may not have previously considered.

It’s all part of our ambition to support individual practices and the sector as a whole with the right knowledge, insights and banking products. We hope you find this information helps you move your practice forward.”

Ian Crompton
Head of Healthcare Banking Services, Lloyds Bank

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Advice on practice mergers – top tips

Robert Capper, Partner at Harrison Clark Rickerbys, outlines the considerations and top ten tips for practice mergers.

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Private Provider Companies

With large private healthcare providers moving into the primary care market, one way for GPs to work effectively together is by forming new entities called Private Provider Companies (PPCs).

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Forming a General Practice Federation

Hear from Scott McKenzie about the potential benefits and challenges of forming a GP federation.

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Partner changes

A change in partner needs careful consideration – find out more about the potential benefits and pitfalls and how to manage your practice through a change.

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Practice mergers: the financial implications

Hear from Bob Senior, Head of Medical Services at Baker Tilly, about the financial implications of practice mergers.

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General practice mergers: the legal issues

Find out how you can prepare yourself for the potential legal issues which might arise.

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The importance of Partnership Agreements

Find out about the importance of having a written and up-to-date Partnership Agreement, and where to find support.

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Sale and Leaseback

GP premises are in demand from investors. Is sale and leaseback right for you to unlock equity?

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Online Banking

Online banking can play a vital role in efficient day-to-day financial management and strategic planning for healthcare practices and related businesses, but what should they be looking for in their online banking services?

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24hr Retirement

Many GPs take 24-hour retirement as a way to reduce their hours. Part-time working specialist Medical Accountant Neil Morrison explains the rules.

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Part-time Working

With ever increasing workload pressures and longer days, many GPs are considering a reduction in their working commitments. What are some of the issues to be reviewed before a move to part-time hours?

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Preparing to lease

Lisa Greary explores the long term benefits of drawing up a lease for your practice, and what to consider during the all important negotiation stage.

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Keeping ahead of the fraudsters

Small to medium sized businesses lose £18bn per year to fraud. Find out how to protect your practice from potential fraudsters.

Source: Sage, Payments Landscape Report 2015.

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