Future Healthcare

Doctors are doing it for themselves

Portrait Of Doctor Sitting At Desk In Office

Doctors are individually able to hold up to 5% of the financial interest in any share class or options in a private facility or its equipment, directly or indirectly

The desire for doctors to engage in consultant equity participation schemes is growing, yet still resisted by some. Dr Tony Lopez, founder and chief executive of Incorporated Health, reviews the position and offers advice.

Independent practitioners have experienced a sustained fall in remuneration and, in the wake of the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) Final Order,  some are beginning to invest in medical services.

Following a recent historic public sector pay freeze and declining pension benefits meaning they have to work longer, many doctors are taking advantage of greater independence, generous Government tax allowances and financial returns, preparing to share in both risk and reward, while not leaving all the ‘upside’ to the hosting facilities.