The ongoing crisis in General Practice

Dr Nigel Watson in his recent report highlighted premises ownership as being one of the key issues threatening recruitment in general practice. In the background recent figures underline the overall impact of the other major stresses for GPs that add to this pressure. The number of Full Time Equivalent (FTE) Partners in General practice continues […]

GP Premises – The Patient Perspective

The Patients Association have published a report on GP Premises and the patient experience that underlines the further pressure GPs to maintain and improve their premises. The findings show that patients continue to be concerned about both internal and external aspects of the premises-and the experience that this physical environment gives them when they come […]

GP Premises Review – An Update

Work continues on the all-important GP Premises Review that is now due to be published by the early summer. The consultation which started September 2018 involves the BMA, the NHS and the RCGP. A number of issues are being explored and key to the findings will be reassurances on the future length and lease structure […]

HMRC LTA Cap

Pressure on GPs to retire early due to Lifetime Allowance Cap

It is well known that one of the key accelerators of early retirement for both GPs and Consultants is the progressive reduction in the LTA Cap. The lifetime allowance is a cap on the amount that can be built up in pension pots, amounts over and above which are hit by a punitive tax charge […]