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AISMA members regularly write in the specialist GP and practice management publications, offering expert advice to doctors on the key issues of the day.

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Pulse Finance Diary: May 2015

May 7, 2015

Covering holidays when locums are scarce is becoming increasing challenging. AISMA committee member Luke Bennet gives tips on managing GP cover during the summer. Visit the Pulse website to read the full article.

Claiming all your practice income?

April 20, 2015

Over the past year there has been much commentary about how the demise of PCTs has affected practice income, with specialist accountants estimating that 10% of income has been affected by the ensuing chaos. Keith Taylor, of AISMA firm BW Medical Accountants, has some useful tips on gathering in the money. Download the full article here

Pulse finance diary: April 2015

April 13, 2015

As workload has increased for practice managers, instances of clawbacks and delayed payments have shot up. AISMA Chairman Bob Senior advises on how to protect your cashflow even as the rest of the NHS fragments around you. Go to the Pulse website to read the full article.

Pulse: GPs leaving NHS pensions scheme ahead of April changes

March 17, 2015

Accountants are warning GPs are increasingly planning to leave the NHS pension scheme from April against their advice, due to new rules meaning many will have to work until 67 or 68 years of age or risk losing benefits. Read comments from Bob Senior, AISMA Chairman, on the Pulse website.

Practice Management: March 2015

March 17, 2015

There are some surprising issues shared by CQC reports and the practice accounts. Jeanette Brown, of AISMA accountants Dodd & Co explains. Download the full article

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

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