The Primary Care
Premises Forum

Primary Care Premises Forum is an association of a number of organisations and individuals from the private sector with extensive specialist knowledge of the provision of primary care premises throughout the UK. Its members include investors, developers, bankers, surveyors, lawyers and other professionals with a range of public sector guest members. It has been established to promote best practice within its area of expertise.

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Thinking differently…

Conventional wisdom holds that ‘necessity is the mother of invention’ and there is no doubt that Covid-19 has forced a degree of innovation into public services, particularly primary care.

NHS Resolution

Premises Costs CMR Guidance

Following several applications for NHS dispute resolution that were outside of the three years in which parties have to apply, NHS Resolution (NHSR) have revised their guidance on GP’s Contractors appealing against the level of the CMR assessed by DVS for reimbursement.

The amendment to the Guidance Note is dated 10th January 2024 and a copy can be found on the members’ page. It states that any appeal to NHSR must be lodged within 3 years from the date that the ICB informs the Contractor of the new level of rent.

If LDR is still ongoing, but the three year mark is drawing near, NHSR suggest that parties apply for NHS dispute resolution noting that Local Dispute Resolution (LDR) is still ongoing. NHSR will place the case on hold so that parties can complete LDR without ‘running out of time’. The PCPF have clarified with NHSR that It is not correct to say that LDR finishes at the three year mark but failure to lodge any appeal certainly takes away the strength of any negotiation.

NHS Resolution new protocol

NHS Resolution have released their new protocol for GPs and their valuers engaged in Local Dispute Resolution on rent reimbursement.

AGM & Annual Conference 2023

Our AGM & Annual Conference was held on Thursday 16th November 2023 at the IOD, London.

The Conference was chaired by Roy Lilley – NHS Writer, Broadcaster,  Commentator and speakers were:

  • Martin Steele – Chief Executive, NHS Property Services
  • Dr Alistair Blair – Executive Medical Director, Northumbria Healthcare NHS FT
  • Elad Duschak – Chief Business Development Officer, Operose Health
  • Vanessa Hale – Head of Research and Insights, BNP Paribas Real Estate UK
  • Mark Donaghy – Professional Development Manager, Kamsons Pharmacy and Chair of Community Pharmacy Sussex
  • Simeon Cobb – Director, Real Estate Debt, Aviva Investors
  • James Hanson – Partner, Head of Healthcare Transactions, Cushman Wakefield
  • Jim Hart – Director, Corstophine & Wright
  • Adam Thompson – Director, Primary Care Surveyors


The event was for members only.

If  you would like to join us and attend our future events please get in touch.

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Members can login to view the slides from our webinar ‘Great Expectations? The economic outlook for primary care premises’  held on 21 March 2023.

Our next webinar is to be arranged. Further details will be posted here soon.

Previous Webinars

Members can login to view the speakers’ slides.