Primary Healthcare Property

An Online Professional Briefing

Introducing a new series of online briefings, chaired by Adam Thompson, Director, Primary Care Surveyors with contributions from Tony Coke, Director of Primary Care Development at PHP, Ian Crompton, an independent Banking and Finance AdvisorLisa Geary, Partner in the Real Estate Team at Capsticks Solicitors and Patrick Lowther, Head of Strategic Projects at Assura PLC.

This series will examine the latest trends and developments covering the all-important issues relevant to decision making by all active partners.  COVID-19 is unprecedented and has brought fresh challenges to the way primary care is delivered in the community.  This series will discuss how the delivery of primary care has been dramatically changed since the pandemic and what the impact of these changes will be to the sector both in the short and longer terms.  How does this affect existing healthcare premises and what will new medical centres look like?

With the emergence of integrated care systems and clusters of patient hubs as the way forward, the building specification and function will need to adapt, not least because of the move to online consultations.  It will be interesting to see how these changes, together with the pending Premises Directions, will take shape.  Covering:

  • Trends, rents and values; review of premises; ownership v. lease
  • What’s the same; what’s changed following COVID-19
  • Where’s the market heading
  • What to do

The first 10 people to book will receive 20% discount

To celebrate the launch of this new series, we're giving the first 10 people to book a 20% discount... Click here to register and enter code FIRST20 to receive the reduced rate.

50% off for NHS CCG members, GPs and Practice Managers

We are offering NHS CCG members, GPs and Practice managers a very special rate of £150 + VAT to attend. Click here to register and enter code HEALTHCARE50 to receive the reduced rate.

Please note - only one discount applies per person.

Sign up for this series and receive the following:

  • Four detailed sessions full of hard data and expert interpretation
    • Understanding the service provider and practice issues
    • Review of premises – fit for purpose?  Ready for the technology revolution brought about by the pandemic?
    • Ownership of premises
    • Investor issues – capital values, rents, income, yields and market value
    • Developing new premises – who’s investing, who’s buying, where’s the funding coming from.  Upgrading and refurbishing.
    • Adapting existing property: who pays for changes to the property – landlord or tenant?  Lease terms constraints, amending leases and implications for rents and rent reviews
  • No important area will be overlooked and there will be extensive use of case studies to demonstrate the ‘who’, ‘what’ and ‘how’ of projects
  • Sessions of 75 minutes each, including answers to questions from participants on the challenges they are facing
  • Unable to attend all sessions or joining partway through?  Recordings will be available for all registrants

About the series:

Investment in primary care has been solid; however, with a blow to the system and shock such as COVID-19, what will investment be moving forward?

Primary care premises will have to change post-COVID-19 and adapt very quickly.  What will medical centres and the patient experience look and feel like as we move to a new and challenging environment?  How will alterations be funded?  Many medical centres are not fit for purpose, not fit for the new way of consulting – with the medical professional and patient/customer consultation via digital means.  This raises many questions: how must the property be future proofed in a way never seen before?  How can social distancing be ensured in some of the older practice centres?  How can technology requirements be effectively introduced and quickly deployed?  The implications for leases, rent review provisions and rents.

This new online series is designed for all medical practice owners and practice managers, investors, funders, primary care estate directors, legal advisors to the primary healthcare sector, planners and agents.


Tuesday 17 November 
Session 1: Understanding the service provider models and practice issues

Tuesday 24 November 
Session 2: Review of premises

Tuesday 1 December 
Session 3: Development opportunities and site values

Tuesday 8 December 
Session 4: Capital values, rental income, yields and growth; investor perspective

November - December

An Online Professional Briefing