Get your premises plans on track

16 May 2017

As GP organisations increasingly come together to deliver services at scale, a common sticking point is the availability of premises suitable to underpin service delivery.  Commissioners of GP led services, GP provider organisations and broader integrated service providers need to navigate the transition from the current estate and ownership models towards a system of estate management and provision that is fit for the future.  This is a complex area and there are no easy answers, but PCC has significant knowledge in this area and can provide expert advice to support strategic planning and operational management. Working with PCC's experts can remove some of the unknowns and save you valuable time on your journey to a viable future estate. We can provide one to one advice, attend local meetings or provide local workshops as required.  Please contact enquiries@pcc-cic.org.uk with the subject line “Premises” for more information.
 

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