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Working together in general practice: getting the legal structure right


Working together in general practice: getting the legal structure right

When Apr 03, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 04:20 PM
Where Leeds
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General practices across the country are looking to work together to become more efficient, share resources and provide better services in the community. Effective collaboration is essential if general practice is to survive and thrive, but the devil is in the detail and choosing the right organisational model is a key consideration.

The alternatives include networks, federated working, mergers and the creation of new provider vehicles. Each approach has advantages but there is no one-size-fits-all approach that will guarantee success. Practices want to know how to benefit from strength in numbers while retaining control and preserving the values of general practice.

GP partners and practice managers need to understand the different models available and how to choose the one that will work for them. The preferred solution must be underpinned by suitable legal arrangements and agreements.

This workshop covers:

• Different models of working together
• Pros and cons of merger, federation and formal provider entities
• The alternatives: limited companies, social enterprises and others
• Considerations for procurement and ownership of practice lists
• Timescales and resource implications
• Key factors in making the right decision.

The workshops are run by Primary Care Commissioning (PCC), which has worked with groups of practices around the country to develop their business to be fit for the future informed by recent guidance from the RCGP.

They are delivered in partnership with Lockharts solicitors, the acknowledged experts in practice agreements, mergers and legal arrangements.

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