New premises/premises development
Every GP Practice premises needs a major refurbishment every 10-15 years. Given the expansive modernisation drive in primary care this figure has somewhat decreased to between 7-12 years.
Added to this the service is being opened up to competition from alternative providers of primary care medical services to provide services in the traditional GPs environments. There is a need that existing GP practices review their current and future service provision and the ability to provide these services from their existing infrastructure.
Read an article by Paul Williams, Senior Consultant - Primary Care Services, at Inventures examining the issues and alternative approaches.
Public Private Partnerships (PPP)
Information on Private Finance Initiatives (PFI)
Information on NHS Local Improvements Finance Trust (NHS LIFT)