This week is the third in our short series about GP premises. Ben talks to Ian Crompton, the Head of Healthcare Banking at Lloyds Banking Group. Ian describes the relationship that the bank has developed with GP practices and a range of specific issues relating to premises including the concept of “last man standing”, the options for new partners and the difference between owner/occupied and investment properties. He gives his views on the formation of property companies and ways in which GPs can protect themselves and their investment.
We’re seventy-six episodes of the podcast in and adding together all the information we’ve gleaned from numerous case studies, a picture begins to emerge of what the future for general practice might look like. In this episode we look at some of the unique insights we’ve gained about what might make general practice stable and sustainable for the future. At the same time we launch our first ever conference. To be held next March, “The Future of General Practice” brings together a matchless array of previous podcast guests in a riveting programme of discussions, “live podcast” chats and presentations. Find out more here. A generous discount on the ticket price is available for subscribers to our weekly newsletter. If you don’t subscribe and you want to receive our podcast and blog every week then subscribe here.
Sheinaz Stansfield is Practice Manager at Oxford Terrace and Rawling Road in Gateshead, a practice that has implemented all ten high impact changes from the GP Forward View. What has this meant for GPs and patients? Sheinaz takes Ben through each of the ten changes and explains how they were implemented and the impact they have had.
For our special 75th episode of the General Practice Podcast we return to the subject of our very first episode; Stewart Smith from St Austell Healthcare. In Episode 1 Stewart described the evolution of St Austell Healthcare including the rescue of a failing practice by its neighbouring practices. Eighteen months on and Stewart reflects on progress including their multi-disciplinary team model and governance arrangements. He extols the benefits of the Primary Care Home and discusses the challenges and benefits of working at scale.