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Surgery Process

Providing long term peace of mind for GPs and staff has it’s grounding in the following five elements.


Building a new medical practice is aimed to be substantially cost neutral to the GP practice. Financial challenges relating to high fixed rate interest loans, negative equity, prospective new partners not wishing to buy decrepit small non-compliant premises are challenges that have been resolved through negotiation.


The risk associated with delivering a Medical Centre is with Charles Higgins Partnership.

The practice enters into a 20 year lease, so there is no succession or financial worries due to future debt, negative equity and the vagaries of the NHS policy.


The GPs are only asked to sign the 20 year lease when the building has been constructed and meets the specification agreed from the outset. This is set out in an ‘Agreement to Lease’ document which is put in place at the beginning of the final stage.

Design / Specification

Working with Philip Proctor, who has designed over 150 surgeries the premises will be planned with you to the style that you envisage. The internal layout will reflect how you wish to run the surgery now but also considering the layout must be flexible to allow for changes of both delivery of services, personnel and meet CQC requirements.

Entry & Exit Strategies

There are many options available depending upon each individual situation; we understand that all requirements are different to each practice. Charles Higgins Partnership is here to discuss and review your options.


“To end my working days in such a place considering that 31 years ago when I started we worked from two very small rooms. It’s been magnificent.”

Dr Geoff Walder, Retired Senior Partner, Lilliput Surgery, Sandbanks

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