By joining NPC, partners retain their GMS/PMS contract with NHSE, but sub-contract the delivery of the contract to NPC. This provides a firewall for all personal liabilities to partners as well as removing non-clinical burden.
Partners are appointed to Salaried Partner role with a guaranteed salary and practice workforce all TUPE into NPC, meaning NPC takes responsibility for all employment. NPC also then becomes the tenant and Northumbria FT can become the landlord for the premise. Finally, each practice manager continues with their role as before, but with support from NPC’s HR Manager, Finance Manager, Communications Manager and the NPC Management Team.
This means that your patients continue to see your team, from your building, but with a greater level of stability and resilience from a larger, supportive organisation. Our aim is to help you improve support to your patients and remove as much of the non-clinical burden as possible. Whilst this is a decision practices must consider with the long term in mind, joining NPC is deliberately not an irreversible process.
Remove personal liability
By joining NPC, partners remove their personal liability, whilst taking on the role of a Salaried Partner
No change to clinical delivery
Your patients will continue to be seen by faces familiar to them, in the location they’re used to.
When you join NPC, your practice manager gets access to our Management Team who provide support across a range of areas.
“Since joining Northumbria Primary Care, I’ve been able to achieve a much healthier work/life balance.”
“It’s a relief knowing that things like recruitment, building management etc are taken care of. Me and my team can now focus all of our time on our patients.”
“The support that NPC provides our practice allows us to spend more time providing primary care.”
“My work/life balance is better than it’s ever been.”
“Allowing to focus more on the clinical aspects of my role has meant our patient satisfaction has gone up.”
“There’s been a marked improvement in the positive feedback we receive from patients since we began working with NPC”
“I’ve had quite a number of GPs and partners come to me and say ‘we would never have survived if we hadn’t been members of Northumbria Primary Care”
Jane Lothian, Northumberland LMC’s Lead Officer
“Our model is built on a long history of having a trust that tries to understand primary care”