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GP leaders to consider encouraging non-clinical GP partners to save partnerships


The concept of part-time partners has not been fully sorted; non-doctor partners would not really be 'partners' as they cannot be equal partners, and basically the current contract imposes duties on the Doctor-partners that cannot be realistically imposed on non-doctor partners. If the problem is truly with premisses ownership (and I am certain it is not!) then an LLP can be set up separate to the clinical partnership to hold the premisses, including maintenance - and partners in the Property LLP would nbe equal partners, but GMS (and PMS) contracts still require a proper 'Partner' to be able to undertake doctor duties and be registered with the GMC with a license to Practice GP. That cannot be avoided in current NHS and GMC regulations. Any Nurse taking on such responsibility would risk losing NMC registration just for becoming a partner.

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19 Feb 2018

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