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Aesthetics Journal: Renting Your Clinic Space

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Business Development Manager, Rebecca Boland
explains why clinics should consider renting out
their unused clinic space

 

With the rise of start-ups and the growth of small businesses from across all sectors over the last few years, we’ve seen an increased demand for flexible clinic space and workspaces.

Many organisations and independent practitioners in the private healthcare and cosmetic interventions sectors increasingly require flexible, affordable and easily available premises and clinic space from which to conduct their business and, as such, I believe that there is a significant market in the UK for renting clinical space. The rise of a ‘sharing economy’ in the UK has seen a growing number of companies respond to this market demand by renting their facilities.Businesses are innovatively repurposing existing, unused clinic space, renting them out to healthcare organisations, independent consultant practitioners and specialists such as cosmetic surgeons, private nurses and cosmetic or dental practitioners.

Private clinics that rent out  clinic space play an important and supportive role as facilitators of the private health and cosmetic sectors, promoting the development of private practice in the UK by enabling professionals to build and develop their businesses without the stress and cost of purchasing their own space and employing staff to manage it. Renting unused clinic space can also offer flexibility to private practitioners, many of whom travel around the country to run their businesses and do not want to be tied to one premise. This article aims to help those who are looking to rent out their existing clinic space, outlining the benefits and key considerations to factor in when doing so.

Benefits of renting out clinic space

There are compelling benefits for private hospitals and clinics  who choose to rent out their clinic space. The first being the additional revenue that can be generated from space that would have otherwise gone unused or may even have been losing money through inefficiencies, such as paying for utilities or staff to run the building, even when it’s not in use. There is added opportunity for hospitals and clinics to draw in greater income if they are able to offer a range of different spaces. Businesses that have many different types of rooms, housing a range of facilities and equipment that can be tailored to the renter’s needs, will be able to draw income from a greater variety of practitioners looking to rent space. For example, clinics that offer both extensive clinical facilities, such as operating theatres and clinical rooms as well as standard consultation rooms that can be adapted for a wide variety of purposes, including consultation or administrative work, will be able to meet a client’s demands across a wide spectrum.

This revenue generation can be made more efficient if you lease premises to businesses that have similar or shared customer bases. For example, if a medical aesthetic clinic chooses to rent an unused room to a dental practitioner providing teeth whitening procedures, the clinic may be able to market their procedures to a new customer base and vice versa. Therefore, renting out surplus capacity is not only a way of generating additional revenues from otherwise unused space, but can also help widen a clinic or hospital’s brand recognition and potentially its patient base. One of the biggest attractions for a practitioner looking to rent clinic space is the desire to remove the hassle and the administrative burden of running their own practice. Establishing a clinical space in new premises entails time, money and a lot of organisation. By choosing to rent space in a pre-existing, Care Quality Commission (CQC) registered facility, practitioners can avoid lengthy licensing and contract negotiations.

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How to get started

Before you decide to lease your premises, there are a few practical points that should be considered. Most importantly, you will need to assess your capacity and work out what you are able to offer to the market. Do you have space that is always regularly available or are you better suited to provide ad-hoc access? If you are only able to provide premises on an ad-hoc basis, it may be worth considering re-organising your own schedule to create a room that is available on a regular basis. Knowing that there are facilities which they are able to rent consistently on specific days will be more attractive to returning practitioners. If you are already a tenant, it is crucial to consult with your landlord before you lease space to make sure you are not breaking the terms of your own lease agreement. Similarly, you must contact your insurers to determine whether you will need
to change your cover. If your premises is regulated with bodies such as the CQC, Healthcare Improvement Scotland (HIS), Healthcare Inspectorate Wales (HIW) or the Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority (RQIA), you will also need to seek advice as to whether your registration covers the activities performed by the renter. Always consult a conveyancing solicitor before deciding to rent premises on a commercial basis to check you have the ability to grant the lease. They will also be able to help you write or review legal contracts.

Deciding how much to charge for your space will depend completely on the quality, type and size of facilities and services that you are offering. I would strongly advise that you undertake some market research to assess the rates that your competition is offering, which can be done easily through searching on the internet. Prices are most often based upon location, accessibility, space and quality. For example, in my experience, a CQC registered consultation room in central London will command a premium of around £30-40p/h in comparison to one located in the outskirts of Greater Manchester, which is more likely to charge in the region of £20p/h. It may be the case that although you have spare space suitable for renting, you feel that the administrative commitment is too burdensome to make it worthwhile. In which case, you might consider exploring a partnership with an organisation that can take on the administrative processes, such as accounting and booking, meaning that you can benefit from the extra revenue without significant extra work.

As with many service providers, reputation is key. One the most valuable sources of advertising available to you will be testimonials from your own network of patients, which can be used to make marketing tools, such as brochures, websites and social media pages, more impactful, engaging and informative. I have found that being able to demonstrate positive client experiences is particularly effective when taking part in private healthcare conferences or tradeshows, such as the Aesthetics Conference and Exhibition and CCR, which will be attended by many small business owners, who may be interested in renting space.

Key considerations and tips for success

In my role, I have conducted extensive market research to ask practitioners directly what their main priorities were when looking for premises. Many told me that, in addition to high levels of quality and safety, flexibility was crucial when looking for space to rent. Independent surgeons and practitioners often travel around the country and need a network of premises to work from. It often isn’t practical or financially viable for them to rent permanent space, especially if it needs to be fully equipped with clinical instruments or staff. Offering a simple and easy-to-use service
is also key to successfully renting out clinic space.

I’d suggest an optimised booking process and, where possible, additional services such as administrative nursing personnel, clinical waste disposal or pathology are all attractive services that will make your space stand out against the
rest. Should a renter cancel their slot, which does unfortunately happen, I would advise setting terms in your contract, the below provides a guideline:

  • Over 28 days’ notice = no payment required
  • Less than 14 days’ notice = 50% payment requirement (this is because I would say it’s unusual for a surgeon/practitioner to book within 14 days so the space is effectively lost at that stage, you should take a small payment to compensate for the loss of business),
  • On the day = full payment required

To the best of your ability you should prioritise providing high-quality, hassle-free facilities that can be easily rented as needed. Doing so will give practitioners peace of mind that they can provide quality, smooth-running services to their patients at your facilities. A flexible lease model is
therefore essential to meet practitioners’ requirements. As such, in addition to long term contracts such as ‘Licences to Occupy’, which are contracts that are typically six to 12 months, I suggest also offering periods by appointment, hourly, half-day or full-day rates to maximise your market appeal.

Conclusion

There is a fantastic opportunity for private clinics to open their unused facilities for independent aesthetic practitioners and other healthcare professionals to rent. Not only can it help maximise revenues for all parties involved, but it’s an excellent way for larger organisations to work collaboratively with independent practitioners, supporting the growth and success of the UK’s private healthcare and medical aesthetics sectors.

Disclosure: Rebecca Boland is the business development manager for Electiva Hospitals, a UK provider of private clinic and theatre space.
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You can now rent consultation rooms with Electiva Hospitals !

Consultation rooms at Electiva Hospitals

Electiva Hospitals are now offering you the opportunity to rent rooms for your consultations too!

This means that clients have a choice of beautiful consultation suites within our network of clinics throughout the UK, here’s a list of our locations:

  • Glasgow

  • Edinburgh

  • Carlisle

  • Newcastle

  • Leeds

  • Sheffield

  • Liverpool

  • Preston

  • Manchester South

  • Manchester City Centre

  • Nottingham

  • Birmingham

  • Bromsgrove

  • Bristol

  • Cardiff

  • Norwich

  • Peterborough

  • Milton Keynes

  • London – EC3V

  • London – Weymouth St

  • London – Brentford

  • Fulham

  • Reading

  • Maidstone

  • Southampton

  • Exeter

Rooms at Electiva Hospitals are adaptable for use by a whole host of specialists including; Cosmetic and Bariatric Surgeons, ENT, Urology, Orthopaedics and Gynaecology surgeons as well as Counselling Services, Dermatology and a range of Holistic Therapies.

To make an enquiry about renting space at an Electiva facility visit our website http://www.electiva-hospitals.co.uk or contact 03300 539 119.

 

 

Why choose an Electiva Hospital ?

In choosing an Electiva Hospital you can guarantee that you will be working with our proficient and friendly theatre teams and that your patients experience a relaxing and comfortable stay being cared for by our team of highly skilled and professional nursing staff. Electiva Hospitals feature specially designed consultation rooms, fully equipped operating theatres, high quality accommodation with bright modern en-suite rooms all fitted with flat screen TV’s and restaurant kitchens with full-time catering teams.

All Electiva Hospitals are subject to inspection from the Care Quality Commission (CQC); The Pines has an exemplary record for care and cleanliness, The Dolan Park is the largest purpose built cosmetic surgery facility in Europe and The Riverside is one of the highest specification cosmetic surgery hospitals in the UK.

 

What’s included when you choose an Electiva Hospital for your patients?

 

 

  • Personal Private Patient Co-ordinator who will provide support throughout the entire bookings process and post operatively
  • Overnight stay included in the price *additional nights chargeable
  • Free WIFI for you and your patients
  • Meals and refreshments for your patients throughout their stay
  • RMO on site 24 hrs a day, 7 days a week
  • TTO’s on discharge

Electiva Hospitals are strategically placed throughout the UK with purpose built facilities in Manchester (The Pines Hospital), The Midlands (The Dolan Park Hospital) and London (The Riverside Hospital). In addition to our operating facilities we can also provide access to minor treatment rooms for ambulatory procedures and consultation facilities on an adhoc basis. All of our facilities are adaptable to suit a range of specialists including Cosmetic and Bariatric Surgery, General Surgery, Orthopaedics, Gynaecology and ENT amongst many others.

 

For more information visit our website http://www.electiva-hospitals.co.uk  or contact our team on 03300 539 119 who will be happy to answer any questions and make you an appointment to look around our facilities.

 

Electiva Hospitals offer state of the art operating, consulting and treatment room facilities at our 3 purpose built facilities throughout the UK

Electiva Hospitals – The Pines, The Dolan Park and The Riverside

 

Electiva Hospitals launched their new brand of Independent Hospitals only a few months ago and the response has been incredible, there’s been lots of questions so we’d like to answer some of the most frequently asked questions for you here.

Are Electiva Hospitals brand new?

The answer is no, the brand Electiva is new however all three purpose built CQC registered facilities have each been in operation in excess of 10 years per site

What type of patients are most suited to Electiva Hospitals?

Our admission criteria fits patients who are ASA I and II status.

What kind of surgery can be carried out in an Electiva Hospital?

Historically our facilities have been used for Cosmetic, Plastic, Gynaecological and Bariatric surgery however our operating theatres are well equipped for a whole host of specialist procedures including ENT, Vascular, General Surgery, Urology and Orthopaedics amongst others.

Would I need to book a full day for operating or consulting?

No, as a busy hospital we understand that some specialists may wish to book ad-hoc patients whereas others may prefer to schedule regular half day or full day lists. Our services are tailored to suit your needs and as a facility that operates 7 days a week we can usually cater for most requirements.

Electiva Hospitals have consultation suites, can these only be used for surgical consultations?

The answer is no, many surgeons who choose Electiva Hospitals as their operating facility, choose to also consult in our hospitals however our consultation and treatment suites are adaptable for just about any use. We can cater for physiotherapists, holistic therapists, IV treatments, counselling services and medico legal consultations amongst many other uses.

Can I book a no obligation appointment to look at the facilities?

Yes, we are happy to show you around our hospitals, just contact us either by telephone on 03300 539 119 or email Rebecca.boland@electiva-hospitals.co.uk

Please visit our website http://www.electiva-hospitals.co.uk/ for more information or if you are attending CCR Expo later this week (Thursday and Friday), come and see us on stand H45, we’d love to meet you.

We look forward to seeing you soon

The Electiva Hospitals Team

#ElectivaHospitals #Electiva #Hospitals #Healthcare #Surgery #Consultations #CosmeticSurgery #BariatricSurgery #WeightLossSurgery #Gynaecology #ENTSurgery #GeneralSurgery #CCRExpo2017 #CCRExpo

 

Exciting times for Electiva Hospitals ahead of CCR Expo 2017 next week

Electiva Hospitals are getting ready for CCR Expo
Electiva Hospitals are getting ready for CCR Expo

It’s an exciting day getting all our Electiva Hospitals branded products and material ready for CCR Expo 2017 next Thursday and Friday at Olympia, London.

Come and see Electiva Hospitals on stand H45 and be entered into the prize draw to win a Bose Sound Touch 10 worth over £150.

What is CCR (Clinical, Cosmetic and Reconstructive ) Expo?

CCR Expo is the UK’s largest free-to-attend event dedicated to medical aesthetics…

  • The show features free-to-attend conferences, workshops and live demos which tackle key industry issues and topics such as live injection masterclasses, cosmetic gynaecology, data protection obligations, education and regulation requirements, combination therapies, and more.
  • The CCR Expo advisory board is led by the renowned cosmetic surgeon Norman Waterhouse and features industry KOLs who have shaped the shows content based on the latest industry developments and issues. With the additional co-location of the BAAPS Annual Scientific Meeting and the ISAAPS Symposium, CCR Expo 2017 is an opportunity for anyone in medical aesthetics/cosmetic surgery to network with and gain invaluable knowledge from the leading experts in the field.
  • Attending CCR Expo enables delegates to: discover the latest products and solutions, learn about new procedures and best practices, improve profit margins with insights into practice management and marketing, gain CPD points for all content at the show, source potential new partners and network with industry peers and experts.

Electiva Hospitals look forward to seeing everyone there!

Venue:

Grand Hall, London Olympia
Olympia Grand
Olympia Way
London
W14 8UW

Opening Times:

Thursday 5th October – Visitor Opening Times: 0900 – 1730
Friday 6th October – Visitor Opening Times: 0900 – 1630

#Electiva #ElectivaHospitals #CCR #CCRExpo2017 #CCRExpo17 #Hospitals #CosmeticSurgery #CosmeticSurgeon

Electiva Hospitals to make their first public appearance at CCR Expo, London from 5-6th October 2017

Electiva Hospitals to have stand at CCR Expo - Clinicial, Cosmetic and Reconstructive exhibition in London from 5th - 6th October 2017

Visit Electiva Hospitals on our stand (H45) at CCR Expo, Olympia, London from 5th – 6th October 2017

Electiva Hospitals will be making our first public appearance at this years CCR Expo which is run in collaboration with BAAPS. If you are attending the show and would like to book an appointment with a Private Patient Co-Ordinator to discuss how Electiva Hospitals can support your independent practice or surgical group, you can make an appointment either by emailing rebecca.boland@electiva-hospitals.co.uk or by calling 03300 539 119.

Who are Electiva Hospitals?

Electiva Hospitals offer state of the art operating theatres, treatment rooms and consultation suites within our purpose built independent facilities throughout the UK. At Electiva we pride ourselves in maintaining and continually improving our excellent clinical standards and providing outstanding patient care. All of our facilities are flexibly available for use at highly competitive rates either on an ‘all inclusive’ or ‘tailored to suit your needs’ basis and can be adapted to suit the requirements of a broad range of healthcare specialisms

Where are Electiva Hospitals located?

Electiva are a group of privately owned hospitals located throughout the UK made up of The Pines – Manchester, The Dolan Park – Bromsgrove and The Riverside – London.

More about Electiva Hospitals

The Pines, Manchester benefits from 2 state of the art theatres; one fitted with lamina flow and the other with a traditional air exchange. In addition the facility offers 22 en-suite bedrooms fitted with flat screen TV’s along with a 4 bed day unit suitable for outpatients.Our CQC registered operating theatres and DDA compliant consulting rooms are adaptable and available for use to a broad spectrum of specialists whose patients fit ASA grade 1 and 2 status.

The Dolan Park, Bromsgrove benefits from 4 state of the art lamina flow operating theatres, a 4 bay recovery unit, 30 en-suite bedrooms as well as 6 consulting Suites, 2 treatment rooms and a minor surgery room suitable for local anaesthetic ambulatory procedures. Our CQC registered operating theatres and DDA compliant consulting rooms are adaptable and available for use to a broad spectrum of specialists whose patients fit ASA grade 1 and 2 status.

The Riverside, London benefits from 2 state of the art theatres; one fitted with lamina flow and the other with a traditional air exchange. In addition the facility offers 14 en-suite bedrooms fitted with flat screen TV’s along with a 5 bed day unit suitable for outpatients. Our CQC registered operating theatres and DDA compliant consulting rooms are adaptable and available for use to a broad spectrum of specialists whose patients fit ASA grade 1 and 2 status.

For more information about Electiva Hospitals visit our website http://www.electiva-hospitals.co.uk/about-us/

 

How Electiva Hospitals, The Dolan Park can help you build your practice

The answer – With well equipped, flexible and competitively priced consulting and operating facilities located in the heart of England

For a surgeon, surgical group or practitioner, The Dolan Park Hospital offers competitively priced healthcare facilities which can be adapted to suit a range of specialists. Our consulting rooms can be rented on a flexible basis so if clients wish to book just an hour or two this can be accommodated as can full lists of patients which is why many of our current clients see us as a flexible and value for money option for their practices.

Dolan Park Hospital are able to provide a chaperone service during consultation and also offer a pre and post op nursing provision and clients are not tied into a fixed term for the use of our facilities.

If your area of expertise is surgical our spacious state of the art operating theatres are equipped to suit a range of specialists too and if consultation rooms are used in conjunction with theatres, you can ensure that patients have a fluid and relaxed patient journey at our hospital.

About The Dolan Park Hospital

The Dolan Park is an independently run and privately owned CQC registered hospital set in secluded countryside in the heart of Bromsgrove. The Midlands based facility benefits from 4 lamina flow operating theatres, a 4 bay recovery unit, 30 en-suite bedrooms as well as 6 consulting Suites, 2 treatment rooms and a minor surgery room suitable for local anaesthetic ambulatory procedures

Our CQC registered operating theatres are available for use to a broad spectrum of healthcare professionals whose patients fit ASA grade 1 and 2 status or for clients wishing to carry out medical and non medical services in our DDA compliant consulting rooms and minor op treatment rooms.

Facilities at The Dolan Park Hospital

• Experienced ward and theatre teams

• 24hr RMO on site

• NHS Anaesthetists

• Pre-Anaesthetic Screening team

• 24hr security and facilities maintenance

• Staffed reception from 6am-8pm, 7 days a week

• Employed housekeeping and catering staff

• Free of charge private parking

• Twin room available for friends or relatives having treatment on the same day

• Free WIFI

• Flexible availability for both operating and consulting rooms

• Competitive pricing structure

Electiva Hospitals are committed to providing outstanding clinical care in peaceful surroundings with highly trained staff at your disposal

Dolan Park Hospital

 

The Pines Hospital, Manchester

Our Northern based Hospital and Consulting suites are conveniently located just outside the City Centre in leafy South Manchester, close to the Airport and with nearby motorway and rail links.

The Pines Hospital benefits from 2 state of the art theatres; one fitted with lamina flow and the other with a traditional air exchange. In addition the facility offers 22 en-suite bedrooms fitted with flat screen TV’s along with a 4 bed day unit suitable for outpatients.

Our CQC registered operating theatres and DDA compliant consulting rooms are adaptable and available for use to a broad spectrum of specialists whose patients fit ASA grade 1 and 2 status.

The Riverside Hospital, London

Our London based Hospital and Consulting suites are located just twenty minutes from Central London close to Heathrow Airport and with nearby motorway, tube and rail links.

The Riverside Hospital benefits from 2 state of the art theatres; one fitted with lamina flow and the other with a traditional air exchange. In addition the facility offers 14 en-suite bedrooms fitted with flat screen TV’s along with a 5 bed day unit suitable for outpatients.

Our CQC registered operating theatres and DDA compliant consulting rooms are adaptable and available for use to a broad spectrum of specialists whose patients fit ASA grade 1 and 2 status.

The Dolan Park Hospital, Bromsgrove

About The Dolan Park Hospital, Bromsgrove

Our Midlands based Hospital and Consulting Suites are set in secluded countryside in the heart of Bromsgrove, only 5 minutes from the M5 and M42 motorways with nearby rail and airport links.

The Dolan Park Hospital benefits from 4 state of the art lamina flow operating theatres, a 4 bay recovery unit, 30 en-suite bedrooms as well as 4 consulting Suites, 2 treatment rooms and a minor surgery room suitable for local anaesthetic ambulatory procedures

Our CQC registered operating theatres and DDA compliant consulting rooms are adaptable and available for use to a broad spectrum of specialists whose patients fit ASA grade 1 and 2 status.

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