GPER can help to overcome the issues faced by many GP partnerships around succession planning and recruitment. Growing numbers of GPs are retiring at an earlier age than historically, and many incoming GPs are less inclined or able to buy the property equity stake of the departing GP.
Indeed, many new GPs want a salaried role or part-time working and simply do not want to own their workplace premises. Having GPER buy the departing GPs equity stake avoids the need for the incoming GP to do so, thus assisting the recruitment process.
GPER is aware that for many GP practices a sale and leaseback is not attractive for several reasons: