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Working 'on' the GP Practice

  • 8th October 2014

Working 'on' the GP Practice

The HSCIC recently published their survey of GP earnings for 2012/13.  Whilst the numbers themselves produce the headlines, they make a rather striking observation which catches the eye. "In general, average income before tax decreases with increased practice size”. 

The implication is the larger the practice the more difficult it is to manage, and practice mergers are unlikely to produce increased earnings.  This again suggests that partners must work “on” as well as “in” the practice, and set aside protective time to deal with management issues. 

In our experience the best way to get started is to hold a facilitated “away day” to set a strategy for the future.  If this is for you why not contact us to arrange the day, we have qualified facilitators and ideal facilities. 

From testimonials received from around the country, our away days have been proved to be a great success and totally worthwhile.

Further details and references available, call 0191 653 1022 or email

(We also facilitate talks around practice mergers / federations and we have an educational finance workshop programme for General Practice)

Who writes this?

Keith Taylor FCA

Keith Taylor FCA

Director of Medical Services
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  • Very smooth changeover to BW, with good communication at all times. Very efficient in the production of the accounts (as promised) and the Partners are delighted with the advice received to date.

    Practice Manager
  • BW Medical Accountants have a good working knowledge of General Practice and are keenly aware of the challenges Practices face within the changing environment of the NHS.  Benfield Park have been very impressed by the way BW Medical continue to deliver the range of services they provide from Accounts to Tax and NHS Pension advice. 

    We have found Practice consultation and engagement from BW Medical specifically helpful to shape the future of the Practice.

    Senior Partner
    Benfield Park Medical Group, Newcastle
  • We had no hesitation in moving to BW Medical Accountants.  For any business your accountant is integral, and for us one of the most important factors to this relationship is to have a personal and trusting approach, which BW have undoubtedly achieved. 

    The service we receive and the interest they show in our practice assures us that they have a genuine interest in us and commitment to us.  More importantly they are always helpful and polite to answer even the dumbest of questions!  They give us confidence and reassurance knowing that they are always very up-to-date with all the numerous changes within general practice and we would have no hesitation in recommending them to other practices seeking a professional and personal accountancy service.

    Jackie Rotherham, Practice Manager
    The James Street Family Practice, Lincolnshire
  • We moved to BW Medical Accountants in 2013 and we are delighted that we have.  Having been in the same business for over 20 years it is important to have a relationship with the accountancy team but most importantly you need to have trust.  We made the decision to move our business to BW Medical Accountants and having worked with the Team especially Tina we are very satisfied.  Tina going through the accounts brought to our attention many things that I was not aware of in the past.  The first years' experience can only be described as excellent.

    Customer service is first and foremost with BW and this shines through as each and every one of them are approachable, helpful and most importantly understand and know the business.  General practice is complex and is going to get more complex in the coming years.  We need Accountants who truly understand our business. We as a practice and as individuals would certainly recommend BW Medical Accountants.

    Gloria Middleton, Managing Partner
    Westbourne Medical Group, Sunderland
  • We changed to BW Medical Accountants and I would say we have just had the most transparent and understandable end of year meeting and the best planning advice I have ever had in 16 years of practice.

    GP Partner

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