General practice warns of bankruptcy because of high service chargesBMJ 2017; 359 doi: http://www.libreriabv.com/10.1136/bmj.j5491 (Published 24 November 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;359:j5491
- Gareth Iacobucci
- The BMJ
A GP surgery serving 10?000 patients in Nottingham has said that it may be forced to close because of high service charges that are threatening to bankrupt its partners.
The Wellspring Surgery, which opened in 2012, is based at the ￡15m Valley Centre owned by Nottingham City Council. But the practice, which occupies part of the building, is leased by the government agency NHS Property Services (NHS PS).
The practice said that charges had increased 10-fold since 2012. This had made it impossible to replace a partner who had already left, unable to accept new patients, and put it on the verge of closure, it said.
The warning came as the …