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All the latest GP Premises news and advice for GP partners and practice managers brought to you by the primary care property specialists.

Sale and Leaseback, New Developments – an Alternative Model

Are you looking at succession planning, partner 'buyouts', seeking to potentially release equity from your premises or having discussions around a new development to meet your growing needs?
August 18, 2021/by team@airsocial

How will the Planning Reforms 2020 affect your GP practice premises

In this blog/article, we will look briefly at the changes to the Town and Country Planning (Use Classes Order) 1987, with a particular focus on GP Surgery premises.
September 1, 2020/by team@airsocial

Notional Rent Process and how to Challenge

Notional Rent is a form of reimbursement for GPs who own their GP Premises and use it for the purpose of providing approved NHS services on either a GMS or PMS basis.
August 21, 2020/by team@airsocial

BW Healthcare Surveyors see a large increase in completed notional rent challenges during lockdown!

We are seeing a real push by District Valuers (NHS Surveyors) to clear all backlogged work including notional rent appeals during the lockdown period.
June 30, 2020/by team@airsocial

How the recently released “Code of Practice for commercial property” might affect your GP Practice.

The Government has recently published the "Code of Practice for commercial property relationships during the COVID-19 pandemic".
June 26, 2020/by team@airsocial

BW Healthcare Surveyors COVID-19 UPDATE

We have put together some FAQs regarding BW Healthcare Surveyors services and DV's (District Valuers) procedures during COVID-19.
April 9, 2020/by team@airsocial

A Guide to the General Practice Premises Policy Review

This summary of the General Practice Premises Policy Review looks briefly into each key policy outcome and identifies the relevant driving ‘issue’ behind the outcome.
December 9, 2019/by team@airsocial

Key Differences between the 2004 and 2013 Premises Costs Directions

In this article we look at some of the key differences affecting practices between the 2004 and 2013 NHS Premises Costs Directions (England).
November 19, 2019/by team@airsocial

Why is my notional rent reimbursement abated?

There are several reasons why your notional rent could be abated, including the practice receiving an improvement grant, the GP surgery renting out space to alternative healthcare providers or the practice under-utilising their space.
October 28, 2019/by team@airsocial


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We are seeing a real push by District Valuers (NHS Surveyors) to clear all backlogged work including notional rent appeals during the lockdown period - whilst GP surgery inspections by DVs have been temporarily suspended

Are you aware that a CMR1 form determines the level of Notional Rent reimbursement a practice receives? Therefore, it is essential that the form is filled out correctly.

Gain a further understanding about the CRM1 form:

#Healthcare #Surveyors #CMR1

Watford GP, Dr Simon Hodes reflects on the GP crisis and considers changes that could help to rebuild and revitalise the profession:

#Healthcare #Surveyors #Surveyor #GPPractice #NHS #Pharmacy #PharmacyCrisis #GP

Are you a GP Practice that is considering selling its surgery? Have you considered sales and leaseback?

Sales and leaseback allows a GP Practice to sell its surgery to an investor while also occupying and practising from the premises.

#Lease #Leaseback #GP #GPSurgery