Local workshops and one to one support

The premises services team can deliver a number of workshops for your organisation. If you have specific training needs you would like to discuss please contact either your local adviser or drop us a line at

One to one support or mentoring for new team members can also be provided upon request.

Creating the foundation for primary care at scale

With GP practices based on sites ranging from terraced houses to shiny, purpose-built health centres the role of premises management for local commissioners can be a tricky one.

Working with CCG and NHS England local teams, PCC primary care adviser Mike Simpson considers some of the thorniest issues around the funding and use of primary care premises. This includes the likely impact of an imminent revamp of premises cost directions (PCDs) – the do’s and don’ts which govern reimbursements to practices for their premises costs. Read more

New rules will help but commissioners and practices need to keep talking about premises

In updating rules that guide the funding of GP premises, NHS England has been stretching the definition of “imminent” for more than two years.

PCC premises and finance adviser Mike Simpson argues that even if the new premises costs directions (PCD) were available, they would not resolve all the issues commissioners and primary care providers face around the funding and use of premises. Read more

PCNs need transformative approach to premises

“Primary care networks are expected to have a transformational effect on primary care services. It’s hard to imagine how they’ll pull that off unless they can also transform their premises and estates. And right now that’s one of the biggest challenges facing PCNs.” So says Mike Simpson, primary care premises and finance adviser with PCC. Read more

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