Pulse analysis: How the ‘discredited’ pay formula will impact GPs
March 13, 2015
By using the ‘discredited’ pay formula the Government has not taken account of of the fact most practices have had to increase staff numbers and hours to cope with increased workload in general practice, says AISMA committee member Luke Bennett. Go to the Pulse website to read the full article.
Pulse finance diary: March 2013
March 1, 2015
How can GP practices maximise profits from enhanced services? AISMA committee member Luke Bennett advises on how to work out which enhanced services will be most profitable this year. Go to the Pulse website to read the full article.
Practice Management: February 2015
February 20, 2015
At this time of the year, practices with a 31 March year-end should be making progress on preparing a budget for the year ending March 2016. In last month’s article, I gave an overview of how to planfor the different categories of income likely to be earned during the year ahead. Now it’s time to take a look at expenditure. AISMA committee member Luke Bennett concludes his two-part guide to budgeting. Download the full article here
Practice Management: January 2015
January 13, 2015
For practices with 31 March year ends – and there are many of them – now is the time to start preparing an annual budget. Before you start work, spend some time considering its purpose since this will determine the level of detail needed. AISMA committee member Luke Bennett offers some guidance to practice managers on budget planning for the year ahead. Download the full article
Pulse finance diary: January 2015
January 5, 2015
Defrosting staff pay
December 2, 2014
It’s not just the weather that’s cold. Pay freezes have been in place for some time now. Luckily, practice managers, unlike Bob Cratchit, don’t have to deal with the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge. But they do have to contend with a system where tight control is essential if inefficiencies are to be stamped out. Read some tips on spreading some pre-Christmas cheer from AISMA member James Gransby writing in the November/December 2014 issue of Practice Management. Download article
Pulse finance diary: December 2014
December 1, 2014
Pulse finance diary: November 2014
November 1, 2014
If GPs have to publish their earnings, AISMA Chairman Bob Senior asks, how will those figures be calculated? Will they be accurate? And what purpose will it serve? Visit the Pulse website to read more.
Pulse Dilemma: How can we persuade our trainee to stay on?
October 21, 2014
AISMA member Luke Bennett and two other experts have some advice for a practice wanting to persuade their recently qualified young GP trainee to join the practice with a view to becoming a partner. Go to the Pulse website to read the full article.
Practice Management: October 2014
October 20, 2014
‘The doctors are not happy’ Does Jeanette Brown’s cautionary tale of a partnership on the brink ring any warning bells in your practice? Download the full article