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What Ross can do for you
Ross is a partner and head of our corporate team and, as such, he advises on a wide range of corporate finance transactions, predominately in the health and social care sectors.
His main focus at present is on GPs and dentists.
For GPs, Ross is helping clinical commissioning groups on the key issues they face in moving towards authorisation under the Health and Social Care Act. Ross is also assisting GPs as providers, particularly on the formation of provider vehicles, joint ventures with private sector organisations and practice acquisitions and mergers.
For dentists, Ross specialises in the sale, purchase and incorporation of dental and orthodontic practices, knows the underlying GDS and PDS regulations that are instrumental in structuring a sale or purchase of an NHS dental or orthodontic practice, has devised an innovative structure for the transfer of GDS contracts and deals with the CQC requirements and guidance in relation to practice sales.
Main areas of expertise
- Options for collaborative working at scale
- Primary Care Networks
- Practice mergers and acquisitions
- Practice incorporations
- Partnership disputes
The clients he works with
- GPs and GP practices
- GP federations, provider organisations and alliances
- Primary Care Networks
- Private sector companies and organisations (national and international) involved in healthcare
GP practices wanting to incorporate will be considered in line with new guidance issued by the NHS. GP enquiries about incorporating their practices or forming PCN companies have risen in part driven by the added liability created by PCNs and other "at scale" providers.
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We are increasingly being asked by PCNs to advise on whether they can form companies to carry out network activities.
Have you thought of incorporation? Creating a company with limited liability and a strong legal governance structure to follow can help to mitigate some of the risks for PCN member practices.
NHSE has now published an amendment to the network contract DES for 2020/21. PCNs will be able to opt out of the Network Contract DES by giving notice to its CCG by 17th October if they do not wish to accept these revised terms.
The network contract DES for 2020/21 contains various key dates of which practices, PCNs and commissioners need to be aware: PCNs – September to implement Workforce plans
If you are a Clinical Director, have you considered getting some training? Hempsons has developed a Clinical Directors Masterclass.
The network contract DES for 2020/21 contains various key dates of which practices, PCNs and commissioners need to be aware. Key dates for 2020 are summarised in PDF and upcoming dates are listed below.
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