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Premises fees owed by GP practices climb to £202m

Friday 13th July 2018

GP practices owe £202m in unpaid premises fees to government-owned NHS Property Services (NHS PS) and Community Health Partnerships (CHP), a health minister has revealed.
 
This latest figure, up to the end of 2017/18, represents a £79m increase compared with the previous year, when practices owed £123m to the two companies, as revealed by our sister publication Pulse.
 
In response GP leaders have said the charges are 'a significant...

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