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300 practices to be given funding to improve premises and technology

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The legacy of ever-increasing costs to incoming younger partners buying into property has, over the years, rendered many of the buildings from which GP services operate as totally inadequate. GPs are providing a public service from these buildings and as such, they have to maintain a certain safety and quality standard (as set by DOH) in order to comply with ever-increasingly strict standards (infection control, disability access, H&S etc.) Inadequate and diminishing funding for premises over the past few years has sadly left no cash after paying for repairs, extended loans and interest on mortgages to update and upgrade these premises which the public rely on. Most of the property-owning GPs I know are not rolling in cash, rather suffering the consequences of trying to keep their aging premises up to date with bugger all in the bank to do so.

Posted date

21 Oct 2016

Posted time

9:36am

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