The regulations governing reimbursements for GP Premises are the NHS Premises Directions and are explained in the BMA guidance on premises costs. See also the GPC document on the future of practice premises. If you want to discuss with the LMC how these Directions apply in your practice’s situation, please contact the LMC office. The library on this site also has information about:
- Clinical waste audits, including a self-audit tool
- Physical adjustments to GP premises required under the Disability Discrimination Act
The Library on this site may also have relevant information about surgery inspections, and infection control and other clinical governance issues relating to premises. If you cannot find the information you want in our Library, please contact the LMC office to see if we can help further. Expert help is available regarding leases and other premises issues from one of our LMC Approved Business Consultants. If there is any further information relating to premises that you cannot find on our website, please contact the LMC office to see if we can help further.
|13604||BMA - Managing your practice|
Information guidance and links on managing your Practice, Services, Premises and Staff
|22264||Business Case Approvals Guidance|
Capital Investment Property
|13612||Clinical Waste Audits|
This note has been produced by the General Practitioners Committee, a branch of practice committee of the British Medical Association, to explain to GP practices what their responsibilities are relating to the disposal of clinical waste.
|13611||Clinical Waste Self Audit Tool|
This self-audit tool has been produced by the General Practitioners Committee of the British Medical Association, with the support of the Environment Agency, and is designed to assist general medical practices in completing the pre-acceptance requirements for waste disposal. It is not intended for use by specialist units or units in hospitals that provide more complex medical care.
|15436||Code of Practice on the Prevention and Control of Infections|
|8133||Disability Discrimination Act Guidance|
On 1 October 2004, Part III of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 came fully into force in the UK. This section of the Act requires providers of goods, facilities and services (which includes GP practices) to make physical adjustments to their premises to enable disabled people to use their services. This applies not only to patients using the premises, but also to staff employed by practices
|5366||Focus on Premises Costs|
This guidance note gives GPs, practice staff and LMCs a brief and readable overview of the NHS General Medical Services (Premises Costs) Directions 2004
|22204||GP Premises Review Form|
|15627||LMC Guide to Health & Safety Certificates, Tests and Inspections|
Information and Guidance
|18386||NHS Premises Costs Directions 2013|
The National Health Service (General Medical Services Premises Costs) Directions 2013
|24974||NHS Premises Directions 2004|
|25846||Nov 2014 UPDATE on NHSPS Leases by GPC - BMA Law|
|22207||Premises Review Letter|
Letter to practices from Hertfordshire and South Midlands Area Team regarding premises inspections (see also, GP Premises Review Form)
|21088||The Future of GP Practice Premises|
GPs have traditionally been responsible for the provision of their practice premises but in recent years a number of other models have been used more often. This guidance reviews the factors driving this change and the various models of premises provision currently available, and includes case studies suggesting how common problems may be overcome.
Last reviewed on 8th December 2015 (HB)