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Figures show big increase in outstanding general practice premises fees

BMJ 2017; 358 doi: (Published 29 September 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;358:j4529
  1. Gareth Iacobucci
  1. 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 …

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