Portfolio of LMC Approved Business Consultants

The Portfolio of Approved Business Consultants is list of organisations supplying products and services to practices.  Expertise ranges from all aspects of legal advice to quality assurance; from IT and web design to branding and communication.  The LMC have negotiated preferential rates for Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire practices.

Please quote ‘Beds & Herts Local Medical Committee’ when contacting these suppliers.

Accountants

Menzies LLP

The most successful businesses have a clear vision and joined up strategic thinking. We work with business owners to align their personal goals to their business plans. Our advisors work in partnership with you to develop a streamlined, profitable business that works as hard as you do.We advise doctor, dentist, GP, and pharmacy practices, as well as care homes and a number of sector-dependent clients.  We work closely to find solutions to industry issues, utilising our expertise in everything from business strategy and corporate finance, to audit and tax advice. In particular, we can help you to:

  • Set-up/start your first business or acquire an existing business
  • Benchmark business performance
  • Mitigate risk with alternative business structures
  • Provide detailed tax mitigation advice for you and your business
  • Produce management information to help monitor and improve business performance
  • Advise on how to maintain or increase probability, reduce business risk and ultimately increase capital value.Visit our website.

    Facilitation / Mediation / Conciliation

    M & P Mediation

    This is a flexible process that can be used to settle disputes in a whole range of situations. We have particular expertise in practice-based disputes, medico-legal and personal injury, and workplace disputes We welcome mediation referrals from doctors, GP practices, hospitals and CCGs.

    For more information please see our leaflet.

    Patricia Gray

    Patricia Gray is a management consultant, HR adviser, facilitator, trainer, and performance coach with many years’ experience working in the specialist field of General Practice.

    Patricia is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.  She trained as a practice consultant under a scheme run by the Department of Health and Royal College of General Practitioners, and trained as a facilitator through the NHS Executive.  She is also a qualified performance coach and a member of the Association of Performance Coaching.

    Patricia worked at a large GP training practice for more than ten years as the practice business manager.  After three years, the GP partners invited her to join the partnership.  She managed a number of changes in the practice and helped the practice develop many new initiatives.

    Since 2005, Patricia has been running her own independent consultancy in General Practice and provides a professional and confidential service to practices all over the country.

    For more information please see our leaflet or visit our website.

    Health and Safety / Risk Management Advisors

    City Water

    We can advise on your obligations under the ACOP Guidelines and on any issues relating to your ACOP L8 compliance; the control of Legionella, Pseudomonas and other waterborne bacteria. We can advise on any recommendation made in your Legionella Risk Assessment, what you have to do, and in any areas you are not comfortable about dealing with internally, offer a quotation for the provision of that service, repair, or upgrade.

    For more information please see our leaflet.

    Yes Results

    Jacqui Goss of Yes!RESULTS is professionally certified and highly experienced in Legionella Risk Assessments. She undertakes them with minimal disruption to your practice and patients and no preparation is needed prior to her visit.

    For more information please see our leaflet.

    Human Resources Advisors

    ACAS

    Acas (Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service) provides free and impartial information and advice to employers and employees on all aspects of workplace relations and employment law. We support good relationships between employers and employees which underpin business success. But when things go wrong we help by providing conciliation to resolve workplace problems.

    We also provide good value, high quality training and tailored advice to employers. Our expertise is based on millions of contacts with employers and employees each year and we are governed by an independent Council, including representatives of employer and employee organisations and employment experts.

    Visit our website.

    GP Practice Manager Jobs

    We are specialists in recruiting managers in General Practice.  We understand the roles in practice management and we are experts in this job market.  Whether you are looking for a manager or looking for a job, you have arrived at the right place!

    If you are looking for a job in practice management, we advertise current vacancies in every area of the country.  We also help GP practices find a new practice manager, business manager, deputy manager, locum manager or other management role by advertising on our website.  Prospective candidates can simply download the job description and application form (if appropriate) direct from our jobs page.

    GP practices can also find out about our professional specialist recruitment service at very competitive costs.

    Visit our website.

    Patricia Gray

    Are you are looking for help in developing your practice? Do you need ad‐hoc or on‐going advice on partners, staff or employment law issues?

    For more information please see our leaflet.

    IT and Web Designers

    Silicon Practice Ltd

    We deliver bespoke websites, a wide range of services and online functionality that transform the online delivery of primary healthcare. By combining the strength of our technical ability, our creative flair and our total immersion in the primary care sector, we are able to consistently produce high quality, results-driven solutions for our customers and their patients.

    Visit our website.

    Legal Advisors

    Capsticks

    Specialist legal support for GPs and practice managers.

    Capsticks’ specialist GP and practice manager team was awarded Legal Team of the year at the General Practice Awards 2015 and 2016. Our in-depth healthcare knowledge and breadth of experience allows us to identify problem areas early and offer constructive, practical and cost efficient solutions to GPs and practice managers in an ever changing market.

    For more information please see our brochure or visit our website to meet our GP legal support team.

    Clarkson Wright & Jakes Ltd

    A leading firm providing specialist advice to GP practices throughout England and Wales including advice on Employment/HR issues, Property and Leases, Partnership arrangements and disputes, mergers and acquisitions.

    For more information please see our leaflet or visit our website.

    Download our HR Support for Medical Practices leaflet.

    DR Solicitors

    Welcome to DR Solicitors, the specialist law firm working exclusively with NHS GP Practices, dentists, consultants and other medical professionals throughout England and Wales.  Professional medical practices are highly sophisticated businesses, which need specialist legal & commercial advice to successfully navigate the complex and rapidly changing regulatory environment.

    DR Solicitors are widely acknowledged as one of the UK’s leading healthcare law firms, and we have worked with over 800 primary care providers on all aspects of their business.

    We pride ourselves on our unrivalled industry expertise, our reputation for outstanding client service, and our practical approach to dealing with client problems. Whatever the size of your practice or the nature of your issue, DR Solicitors offers you an energetic & commercial approach to resolving your legal matters.

    For more information please see our leaflet  or visit our website.

    LMC Law Ltd

    LMC Law is a new, but firmly established, legal healthcare consultancy with a fresh and innovative approach to all healthcare needs. Our rates are highly competitive (we understand the financial pressures in the current healthcare arena), and so we tend to operate on a fixed fee basis, i.e. no hourly rates and try to keep fees affordable. Our service, where possible, will be combined with goodwill, so that clients feel able to pick up a phone and chat through a problem without the worry of being charged.

    We are not a law firm, although we have highly qualified lawyers delivering the service. We do not operate the usual fee structures and charges that are normally associated with law firms. We favour a more personal service, particularly as we operate in conjunction with a significant number of Local Medical Committees.

    LMC Law was created by Shanee Baker, formerly senior lawyer for nearly 10 years, to the General Practitioners Committee of the British Medical Association. LMC Law has now built a team based upon the same ethos of high quality and the understanding that General Practice is unique and healthcare is complex and people who contact us require down to earth advice, expertise, and support – quickly.

    For more information please see our leaflets LMC Law,  LMC HR or visit our website.

    Veale Wasbrough Vizards (was Lockharts)

    As a long established firm, we can trace our history back to the early 19th century. I’d like to think that we are well known for many things, not least our staff and clients, who are at the heart of everything we do.

    For our clients, we have national recognition for our sector-focused approach, which means that we direct our skill, energy and expertise in understanding our clients in the sectors that they operate in.  The strengths of our healthcare team are in acting for operators and care providers in primary care and social care. The team acts for over 400 GP practices and a number of private providers. We have acted on over 95 GP surgery development schemes and also act for care homes, social care charities, social enterprises, dentists, pharmacies and private consultants, as well as several NHS and Foundation Trusts.

    From our offices in LondonWatfordBristol and Birmingham, we have been providing advice and support to clients for many hundreds of years, and are proud of our long standing relationships.

    Visit our website.

     

    Management Consultants / Business Planning & Support

    Adcurata Ltd

    Adcurata have a wealth of knowledge that can help practices to meet the challenges they are facing. We can support and advise on issues such as efficiency of operational structures, commissioned bidding, CQC, pharmacy structure, human resource management and quality patient management all fitting into tighter financial models.  We can also advise on the need to implement change to a given practice model and how that change might be most successfully effected.

    For more information please see our leaflet or visit our website.

    First Practice Management Group Services

    First Practice Management (FPM) is the UK’s premier resource for GP practice managers.  We help practice managers to get their practice compliant with regulation and to stay compliant.  Our experts are focused on keeping members up to date with the latest legislation and providing support, guidance and time-saving resources that help drive practice efficiencies.

    For more information visit our website and contact us.

    M & P Mediation

    This is a flexible process that can be used to settle disputes in a whole range of situations. We have particular expertise in practice-based disputes, medico-legal and personal injury, and workplace disputes.   We welcome mediation referrals from doctors, GP practices, hospitals and CCGs.

    Mediation is voluntary and will only take place if all participants agree. The process is confidential and will not be disclosed to any party outside the mediation hearing.  Our combination of skills, knowledge and experience allows us to ask the right questions, in the right way to break down complex situations that allows participants to resolve disputes.

    For more information please visit our website.

    McEwan Associates

    McEwan are a team of behavioural and psychological training specialists who can help you with your professional insight and personal impact. Their style is high impact, interactive and people focussed. Their underlying philosophy is positive and optomistic about people’s ability to learn and change.

    For more information please see our  website.

    Menzies LLP

    The most successful businesses have a clear vision and joined up strategic thinking. We work with business owners to align their personal goals to their business plans. Our advisors work in partnership with you to develop a streamlined, profitable business that works as hard as you do.

    We advise doctor, dentist, GP, and pharmacy practices, as well as care homes and a number of sector-dependent clients.  We work closely to find solutions to industry issues, utilising our expertise in everything from business strategy and corporate finance, to audit and tax advice. In particular, we can help you to:

    • Set-up/start your first business or acquire an existing business
    • Benchmark business performance
    • Mitigate risk with alternative business structures
    • Provide detailed tax mitigation advice for you and your business
    • Produce management information to help monitor and improve business performance
    • Advise on how to maintain or increase probability, reduce business risk and ultimately increase capital value.
    • Visit our website.

      Patricia Gray

      Patricia Gray is a management consultant, HR adviser, facilitator, trainer, and performance coach with many years’ experience working in the specialist field of General Practice.

      Patricia is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.  She trained as a practice consultant under a scheme run by the Department of Health and Royal College of General Practitioners, and trained as a facilitator through the NHS Executive.  She is also a qualified performance coach and a member of the Association of Performance Coaching.

      Patricia worked at a large GP training practice for more than ten years as the practice business manager.  After three years, the GP partners invited her to join the partnership.  She managed a number of changes in the practice and helped the practice develop many new initiatives.

      Since 2005, Patricia has been running her own independent consultancy in General Practice and provides a professional and confidential service to practices all over the country.

      Visit our website.

      Medical & Office Services and Supplies

      Bluefish Office Products

      Bluefish is one of the UK’s leading office product companies. An independently owned and managed business, established in 2000, we have an annual turnover approaching £20 million. Centrally located in Northampton, we carry over £1 million of stock, covering 4200 products for next day delivery, using our own Bluefish delivery fleet.

      Visit our website.

      DataSpace (UK) Ltd

      Secure Offsite Storage and Management of your Practice’s Patient Records

      • Reclaim Physical Space
      • CQC & DPA Compliance
      • Digitise your Records
      • Solution package to meet your requirements
      • Physical retrieval or electronic ‘Scan on Demand’ retrieval
      • Improves Efficiency
      • Cost Effective
      • NHS IG Toolkit
      For more information please visit our website or download more information:

      Docmail

      Docmail is an innovative and unique online mail management system that allows users to arrange mailings from any computer with an internet connection.  It removes the need to print and fold letters as well as stuff and stamp envelopes allowing staff to focus on other core business duties – all for less than the cost of a stamp!

      Docmail is currently used by over 3,500 GP’s throughout the UK and is perfect for bulk mailings such as flu recalls and QoF reminders as well as daily patient communications. Some key benefits of Docmail are;

      • Sending documents from your PC at less than the cost of a stamp – includes paper, print, enclosing in to envelopes and postage
      • No contract
      • No minimum volume required
      • No set up or licence fee
      • Save up to 60% on current costs
      • No in house printing
      • Secure
      • Save hours of staff time
      • Free onsite demonstration & training 

        For more information please visit our website or alternatively contact Chris Burridge, CFH Business Development Manager, on Mob: 07834 173 288, chris.burridge@cfh.com.  Working in partnership with Beds & Herts LMC Flyer.  Healthcare Testimonials.

        Henry Schein Medical

        Henry Schein Medical (formally Porter Nash) has been supplying medical equipment and consumables to healthcare centres for over 33 years. Their parent company Henry Schein Inc is the largest distributor of healthcare products to office based practitioners in the combined North American and European markets, with over 75 years of expertise.

        Visit our website.

        Free stock management / bar coder service! Find out more…

        Scan and Collate Ltd

        Document Management – At Scan & Collate we provide a straightforward, efficient, secure and affordable method for dealing with the growing number of requests you receive from solicitors and insurance companies, for copies of your patients medical records.  We are aware that these requests present a problem for over 90% of practices in the UK. As a result we have developed a service to help meet your requirements in dealing with these requests. The service we provide causes minimal disruption to yourselves and leaves you in control of the invoicing, so ensuring your cash flow is uninterrupted.

        Visit our website.

        Seal Calibration

        Having your medical equipment tested and calibrated reduces overall maintenance costs and downtime allowing your medical equipment and devices to work efficiently whilst also extending the working life.  Most faulty equipment can be repaired on site.  We use state of the art diagnostic equipment to perform our testing and calibration which is annually checked to UKAS standards. Our engineers are fully manufacturer trained and qualified and are CRB checked.  We offer medical service contracts on various pieces of equipment and these can be tailored to your needs.

        On completion, we issue a comprehensive certification pack enabling you to claim 3 QOF points as stated in the GMS contract for GP Practices. We are up to date with all CQC and NHS England testing guidelines.

        Visit our website.

        Shred It

        Information Security Services

        Your organisation handles a lot of sensitive business and personal information. In the wrong hands, it can put you, your employees and your customers at risk. As the world-leader in information security Shred-it offers a full suite of services designed to protect your private information including Paper ShreddingHard Drive Destruction and Workplace Security Policies.

        Visit our website.

        WG Office Supplies

        WG are dedicated to offering free next day delivery, first class service and value for money.  Practices in Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire have full access to all these services:

        • Dedicated internal and external support
        • Value on all office supplies, toners and furniture
        • Sophisticated online ordering with bespoke log-in
        • Price match on products.

        Visit our website.

        Williams Medical Supplies

        Established in 1986, we are the leading provider of medical supplies and services to the UK healthcare market. Over 8,500 GP surgeries and Primary Care Organisations (PCOs) trust us to supply their medical equipment, pharmaceuticals, everyday consumables and family planning products.

        We also provide a broad range of added-value services including Health & Safety consultations, utilities supply and advice on infection control. Our popular medical equipment testing and calibration service is uniquely endorsed by all the major medical equipment manufacturers.

        Visit our website.

        Medical Insurance Advisors

        MIAB – The Medical Insurance Advisory Bureau Limited

        MIAB provides bespoke insurance and expert advice, caring for those that care the most. We’re proud to provide over 40% of Beds and Herts LMC member practices with Locum and/or Surgery Insurance.

        Due to our expertise and flexibility, we can cover practices, federations, CCGs and Out of Hours providers. We also offer a range of products designed to protect you, your family and your property.

        When was the last time you reviewed your insurance? Circumstances change but your policies may not reflect them. Let us take a look and see how our quotes compare.

        For more information, please visit our webpage for GP Insurance, download our brochure, or contact us on 01438 730210 or info@miab.co.uk.

        Premises / Surveyors

        Aitchison Raffety

        Aitchison Raffety are recognised specialists in Healthcare property and advise leading lenders, investors, developers, GPs and other primary care occupiers including dentists and pharmacists.  Our expert team offers a wealth of commercial knowledge in Healthcare property and over 40 years’ experience within the industry throughout the UK, and within our heartland of Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire.

        Our dedicated team provide a comprehensive range of services that support the concept to completion of Primary care premises and the subsequent property aspects that result including  investment acquisitions and sales, rent reviews, notional rent appeals (CMR), partnership valuations, planning and sale & leaseback options.

        Visit our website.

        GP Surveyors

        GP Surveyors are the UK’s leading firm of Chartered Surveyors specialising in GP surgeries. Providing, trusted primary care property advice and services to 3,100 GP practices for over 18 years.

        GP Surveyors are well known for their customer-focused approach. As a client you’ll have a dedicated Client Manager on hand to support you, understand the issues affecting your practice and provide you tailored advice to meet your surgeries individual needs.

        Key services include:

        • Notional Rent
        • Sale and Leaseback
        • Leases and Renewals
        • Market Valuations
        • Pharmacy Implants
        • Pharmacy Rent Reviews

        For more information please visit our website.
        or contact us – Tel: 0114 281 5850 Email: info@gpsurveyors.co.uk.

        Training, Coaching & Mentoring

        Clarimed Medical Training

        Clarimed’s courses are uniquely written and presented with the emphasis on communications and terminology. Due to our drive to make each course stimulating and interactive, we use various training methods such as group work, forum theatre and actress workshops.

        Clarimed has grown considerably over the past few years due to the popularity of its high quality courses.We now provide training for many Local Medical Committees, Clinical Commissioning Groups, hospitals and individual GP practices. The courses are relevant for all non clinical staff and healthcare assistants, with certain courses, such as the Communicating Values course, being well attended by clinical staff.

        Visit our website.

        Thornfields Training

        Award-winning Thornfields, specialise in providing high quality, relevant and interactive training to managers and staff in the primary care sector. We have been delivering training workshops to GP Practices and Primary Care Organisations throughout the UK since 1993 and have developed a reputation for providing workshops that deliver to the exact needs of delegates. Part of FPM Group.

        Visit our website.

        Patricia Gray

        Patricia Gray is a management consultant, HR adviser, facilitator, trainer, and performance coach with many years’ experience working in the specialist field of General Practice.

        Patricia is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.  She trained as a practice consultant under a scheme run by the Department of Health and Royal College of General Practitioners, and trained as a facilitator through the NHS Executive.  She is also a qualified performance coach and a member of the Association of Performance Coaching.

        Patricia worked at a large GP training practice for more than ten years as the practice business manager.  After three years, the GP partners invited her to join the partnership.  She managed a number of changes in the practice and helped the practice develop many new initiatives.

        Since 2005, Patricia has been running her own independent consultancy in General Practice and provides a professional and confidential service to practices all over the country.

        For more information please see our leaflet or visit our website.