Ash Lane Consulting

Increasing PPA income for Personally Administered Items

Opening Hours: 9am - 5pm, Mon - Fri
Operates: Nationwide
We deliver an immediate and lasting increase in PPA / FP34 income for Personally Administered Items and also claim back historic missed income. We are licensed associates of The Surgery Network and utilise their powerful business platform to reduce practice costs and improve efficiency.
  • Management Consultancy
  • Practice Managers Training
  • Financial Advice
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Ash Lane Consulting

Park Farm

Ash Lane

Oakhill

Radstock

BA3 5BQ

Telephone:
07980 800615

Website:

Ash Lane Consulting – led by Tracy Hole

“I am passionate about improving the profitability of primary care which means more time and money can be devoted to patients. As a former practice manager I understand the stresses of the role and so I ensure we deliver our services with minimal disruption to your practice. The benefits we deliver always greatly exceed the cost,  which is confirmed by our delighted clients. Please contact me directly to discuss how we can help. Call 07779 125386 or email tracy@ashlane.co.uk”

Contact Tracy on 07779 125386 or email tracy@ashlane.co.uk

 

 

Maximising PPA / FP34 income for Personally Administered Items

If you are worried that your practice is missing out on income due from NHS Prescription Services (formally the PPA) for Personally Administered Items, then we can help. We have developed a methodology that ensures all income is received, and we can also help claim back missed income. The results we achieve can be dramatic: it is not uncommon for us to increase annual income by over £2/patient, and generate back-claims totally tens-thousands-pounds.  See the attached document to find out more.

We have a range of services we can tailor to suit each situation, including:

  • PPA Review: we identify what income is missed, and provide a detailed report of the items
  • Staff Training: to ensure an immediate and lasting increase in income, and improved efficiency
  • Consultancy: We work in-practice to go back through your clinical system and submit back-claims for missed items 

We offer a free ‘PPA Health Check’ to identify what your income should be and whether there is a shortfall – contact us to find out more.

The Surgery Network

 

We are licensed associates of The Surgery Network. Their unique business platform and expert team delivers:

  • Increased efficiency in all aspects of stock ordering and control
  • Reduced costs, typically saving 20%-40% on consumable items
  • Integrated tools to maximise PPA income
  • Powerful analytical tools to give increased management information and control 

We offer a free ‘Purchasing Financial review’ that quantifies the savings you could make by joining The Surgery Network – contact us to find out more.

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We received an excellent, professional service from our PPA review which has given us peace of mind that we are maximising practice income and profit. Would highly recommend.
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Review by Allison, Practice Manager in Peterborough on 2nd July 2018
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Excellent PAI review process; a real education for all concerned in the process from stock taking, ordering, reconciling receipts and ensuring we claim fully. We had several new members of staff involved in this process so we benefitted hugely from the overall review from start to finish. Our profits have definitely gone back up to what they were a few years ago. Am secretly hoping to improved on them, just waiting for our final accounts! Highly recommended.
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Review by Helen, Practice Manager in Exeter on 19th June 2018
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Ash Lane found that recent steps taken by the practice had improved the accuracy of our claims process but we still had some issues and historically there were some significant problems. With the help of Tracy and her encyclopaedic knowledge of claimable items the practice has recovered over £40,000. Perhaps you may want to read that again, over £40,000! In this day and age when people talk about value for money it's often difficult to quantify. With Ash Lane it's a no-brainer.
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Review by Doug, Practice Manager in Fareham on 6th June 2018
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Saved over £5,000 on my purchases! Just had a great review with Ash Lane Consulting regarding our savings through Surgery Network - I'm not getting commission honest - I'm just thrilled that they have saved me over £5,000 on my purchases from last year! They also did a PPA review to show where we were missing income. It's not often you find a company that actually makes you money! Flipping fabulous!
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Review by Emmy, PM in Wiltshire on 30th October 2017
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With Ash Lane's help, we have for the first time been able to fully reconcile payments received from the PPA with px claims submitted. Both Tracy and Richard have an in depth knowledge of general practice and I would highly recommend their services
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Review by Andrea, PM in Glastonbury on 26th September 2017
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We have recently signed up to The Surgery Network and within the first quarter the figures are showing that we have attained the savings that Ash Lane forecast before we joined
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Review by Andrea, PM in Glastonbury on 26th September 2017
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Recently went to a seminar afternoon with Ash Lane Consulting. Very informative and really interesting. At last someone understands the PPA system.
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Review by Pam, PM in Norwich in 21st September 2017
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We engaged Ash Lane to undertake a comprehensive audit of our PAI processes and reclaim missed income. Without their help we would never have achieved the end results, which have far outweighed the costs. We now also have a robust system in place for the future.
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Review by Marilyn, Healthcare Team Member in Exeter on 3rd August
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Really useful, I have been in post for nearly 2 years and the PPA workshop was the first session I had seen about this complex subject, the trainer was a real expert in this and had clearly spent a huge amount time building up her knowledge , which those of us working in surgeries don’t have time to do !
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Review by Debbie, Assistant PM in Bristol on 28th July 2017
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I have utilised the services of Ash Lane Consulting for over 6 years to improve the cost effectiveness and efficiency of purchasing and the reimbursement of Personally Administered Items (PAI). It is refreshing and rewarding to work so closely with such skilled, motivated, knowledgeable and professional people whose objectives mirror my own. Without doubt, I can confirm that the costs of engaging their services, are far outweighed by the results! Their professional skills allow me to concentrate on the areas of business management that I cannot or will not outsource. Tracy analysed our PAI income and undertook a review of the claiming process and implemented processed to ensure items were not missed. The financial impacts (from both increased income and reduced costs) have been substantial.
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Review by Christina, PM in Bournemouth on 28th July 2017
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Using Surgery Network has enabled us to simplify our ordering process, free up time for clinical staff and improve our understanding and control of what we are ordering. The support and advice provided has also been excellent.
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Review by Kath, PM in Bristol on 28th July 2017
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Ash Lane undertook an extensive review of our PPA work and gave very helpful feedback and advice. They have a great depth of knowledge and communicated this very well. The whole process was informative and extremely helpful. An excellent service which I would have no hesitancy in recommending.
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Review by Jenny, PM in Devon on 28th July 2017
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As well as cost savings, ordering is so much easier using The Surgery Network system. We are now planning to switch medical supplies ordering to admin staff to free up the nursing team and enable more patient-contact time. Customer service is excellent and the regular reviews are reassuring. We strongly recommend the Surgery Network.
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Review by Peter, Management Support Assistant In Bristol on 28th July 2017

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