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Collaborative arrangements for general practice

General practices are starting to work more collaboratively. However, it is important to take time to agree the purpose, vision and function of the collaboration rather than moving directly to forming a company.

There are several forms a company could take including limited by guarantee or by shares. Similar options are also available in the form of a community interest company. More recently super-partnerships have developed and this form has some advantages. Depending on function you may not need a formal company or partnership arrangement.

There are the tricky issues to consider – including VAT, staff employment and sharing, ensuring income is pensionable and CQC registration. This event on 31 January in Manchester, 13 February in London and 7 March in Birmingham will consider the alternatives, busting myths about different models and helping you to understand the best way for your practice to enter into a collaborative form.