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a blog by Chris Barrow

For the 26th time...

The exodus from independent practice ownership continues with hardly a week passing that I don’t hear from a client or contact they have decided to sell and want my help as an experienced whisperer in their ear. NHS, mixed, private and specialist – they are all jumping ship. I’ve written many times over the years about the reasons for a “distress sale”

  • To pay tax;

  • To settle a divorce;

  • To reduce debt;

  • Compliance and litigation fear;

  • HR and clinician fatigue;

  • NHS exasperation.

In the last two years we have added to that list two new sources of distress – Covid fatigue, arising from the burn out of just keeping going through the pandemic and Recruitment and Retention frustration as it becomes more difficult to hire and keep ideal people.

Read the full article in our January newsletter here -

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