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Nils Christiansen

Nils Christiansen
Nils Christiansen is the Managing Partner and co-founder of DR Solicitors. Nils is responsible for the overall strategy, operations, management and development of the firm, as well as being an acknowledged expert on the NHS regulations and on the commercial environment in which GP practices and other primary care providers operate.

Recent Posts

Stamp Duty Land Tax on Surgery Leases

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 29, 2018 2:04:25 PM / by Nils Christiansen

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Ceasing contributions to the NHS Pension – what are the partnership implications?

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 8, 2017 10:06:00 AM / by Nils Christiansen posted in Partnership, Employment

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There are many reasons why a partner may decide to stop contributing towards the NHS Pension – from 24hr retirement, to approaching the ceiling of the lifetime allowance, or simply deciding to make other pension arrangements.

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Can your patient list be ‘open but full’?

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 20, 2017 3:49:09 PM / by Nils Christiansen posted in Regulatory

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From funding cuts, to an aging population and the increasing demands being placed on primary care services, GP practices face ever increasing pressure.

Balancing growing patient numbers with resource constraints can prove a challenge and may lead some practices to consider restricting the growth of their patient list.

Can such a move ever be justified and what could the potential implications be?

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Pensions protection scheme deadline approaches

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 13, 2017 12:22:30 PM / by Nils Christiansen posted in Practice Management

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The start of a new fiscal year is fast approaching and with it comes an important deadline for any GP nearing retirement.

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Avoiding the legal pitfalls when managing a GP Federation

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 10, 2017 4:55:50 PM / by Nils Christiansen posted in GP Networks and Federations

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There are now a substantial number of GP Federations and it is a model of working that is widely supported by CCGs.

GP Federations are normally the coming together of a group of general practices to create a single entity that has responsibility for delivering high quality, patient-focused non list based services for the wider community.

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Are you liable for a ‘hidden retirement tax’?

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 16, 2017 1:25:49 PM / by Nils Christiansen

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If you’re a partner in a GP practice that owns its own premises, you may not be aware of the tax liability that could arise if you retain your share in the surgery when you retire.

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Is a Super Partnership right for your GP practice?

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 8, 2016 2:21:02 PM / by Nils Christiansen posted in Mergers & Growth

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How GP practices can best work together at scale to deliver effective care has been the subject of much debate in recent years. Traditionally, when practices worked together it was more informal and mergers may have involved just one or two practices. However, one model that has emerged and continues to grow in popularity, is the so-called ‘super partnership’.

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