Figures show big increase in outstanding general practice premises feesBMJ 2017; 358 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.j4529 (Published 29 September 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;358:j4529
- Gareth Iacobucci
- The BMJ
General practices in England owe more than £90m (€103m; $120m) to NHS Property Services in outstanding premises fees, official figures have shown.
The figures were disclosed in parliament by the health minister Philip Dunne in response to a request from Labour’s shadow health minister Justin Madders.1 They show that the total costs charged to GP tenants of NHS Property Services that remain outstanding were £9m in 2014-15, £28m in 2015-16, and £55m in 2016-17.
The disclosure came as talks continued between the BMA and the NHS Property Services in a bid to resolve the ongoing dispute over substantial increases that the agency had applied to GPs’ rent and service charges.
NHS Property Services is a limited company owned by the Department of …