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
Commentary on PMS reviews
October 14, 2014
Reaction to new GP contract
October 1, 2014
The new contract gives GPs some much needed certainty on funding in tight financial times but could give unwelcome results. AISMA Chairman Bob Senior says further examination of the details is needed. Read more on the Pulse website
Pulse finance diary: winners and losers when boundaries are abolished
September 18, 2014
Next January, the Government is set to implement a new policy that will allow GPs to take on patients outside their boundaries – rolling back the deadline originally set for this month. At the same time, NHS England said practices that take on out-of-area patients will receive the same funding as for their local patients, even though they will not have to offer home visits. There will be varying fortunes for practices under the scheme. AISMA Chairman Bob Senior advises which practices are likely to profit. Visit the Pulse website to find out more.