GP premises development: The good, the bad and the ugly. Part 1: the good
This series of three practical workshops will delve into The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of GP premises development with concrete advice on how to ensure your Leasehold GP premises are fit for the future.
GP leaders have warned that solving the GP premises crisis is critical to the success of the new Primary Care Networks (PCNs). PCNs in turn will play a major role in delivering the vision for fully integrated, multi-disciplinary care, outlined in the NHS Long Term Plan. However, inadequate premises pose a major obstacle to progress.
The GP Premises Review, published in June, proposes solutions to some of the big challenges around GP premises, including ownership and financial risk, rent reviews and the risk of crippling service charges. Over the course of three sessions, our expert speakers will evaluate some of these solutions and offer case-based advice to support GP practices and PCNs to successfully transform their Leasehold premises, despite substantial hurdles. There will be plenty of tips on the factors that can make or break your surgery improvement plans and how you can maximise your chances of success. Take this opportunity to question GP premises experts who are busy right now working on innovative primary care premises projects that support the ambitious new direction of travel for general practice.
- This session will highlight premises projects that are ‘good’ for all parties and align to the NHS Long Term Plan’s vision of service integration and multi-disciplinary team working in general practice.
- •Overview of the primary care premises challenge - John Hearle, medical premises consultant and joint-chair of the Primary Care Premises Forum
- •Case Study 1 will cover the £4 million ongoing development of Kew Medical Centre, the first fully integrated, multi-disciplinary health centre to take the innovative step of combining a GP practice and a Social Prescribing Centre, to be run by the charity CWC - Steve Finch, Director of Blueland and Trustee, CWC (Community Wholecare Centres)
- •Case Study 2: A second positive example of an innovative primary care premises project – David Austin, Property Director, Primary Health Properties PLC