Medical practices face unique challenges as funding becomes tighter, creating pressure on profits. As a result, GP practices are looking at ways to work smarter, reduce costs and

GP practices face unique challenges as funding becomes tighter, creating pressure on resources. As a result, GP practices are looking at ways to work smarter, reduce costs and save time.

Oakham Medical Practice provides a wide range of services - from nurse, pharmacist and GP appointments to family planning and vaccinations in the practice. There is also a wide range of online options for patients across the Oakham area.

Their dedicated team of clinicians remain the first port of call when people are unwell and are often under tremendous pressure to deliver the very best healthcare with limited resources.

Ian Razzell, business and finance director at Oakham Medical Practice said: “One of the challenges facing many GP practices today is delivering the level and quality of service that our patients deserve while contending with reduced resources, so it’s important that our accountants are knowledgeable and offer us advice to get the most out of what we have.

“Christine and the team at Duncan & Toplis are great planners and have a deep understanding of the industry. They provide informative advice that has helped us save time and money over the past 18 months.

“Many of our GPs and group clinicians have also made the most of the specialised training offered by Duncan & Toplis and have been able to put their skills and knowledge into practice straight away.

“Not only do we get a high level of service from the team, but it’s service with personality and a smile. We never feel like we’re just a number. Outsourcing to Duncan & Toplis has been a quantum leap forward for the entire ractice.” 

Christine Newitt, Oakham Surgery’s dedicated advisor at Duncan & Toplis has worked with the team for over a year:

“There are a range of challenges facing GP practices, such as managing workloads and a chaotic NHS payment system. As financial experts, we look to streamline financial processes to free up support staff time and guide Oakham Surgery’s team through VAT and NHS pension regulation complexities.

“We’re into our second year providing financial support to the team and have completed one full cycle of accounts, tax and pension work. We’ve recently undertaken a half year report to ensure everybody is up to date with how finances are looking part way through the year.

“We understand the complex financial landscape for medical practices so not only have we supported Oakham Surgery day to day, but we’re also undertaking a property capital allowance claim for the three surgery sites.

“We aim to take away the financial pain for people that are not trained in business finances to allow them to get on with the day job. The GP surgery teams are the nicest people to deal with which makes our job a happy one too.”