New GP Premises Costs Directions – they are here!

NHS England have published the long-awaited refreshed Premises Costs Directions governing the NHS funding of primary care estate in England.

NHS (General Medical Services – Premises Costs) Directions.

Of key interest to many will be the effect these will have on:

  • Unlocking funding for improvements to existing and the development of new primary care facilities;
  • The valuation principles on which rent reimbursement is assessed (in particular around environmental improvements);
  • The process for rent reviews for both notional rent and reimbursement of lease rents;
  • Lease liabilities and “last partner standing” concerns.

These and other issues will be digested in the days ahead. Please do get in touch if you would like advice on how these changes may impact your Practice’s premises arrangements and finances.