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Practice Management: January 2017

January 16, 2017

Ready for more locums in your practice? In this month’s issue of Practice Management magazine, AISMA accountant Barry Rigby has an update for practice managers on how to manage locum pay, tax and pension contributions. Click here to download the full article

Pulse: Mitigating the potential risks of federating

January 3, 2017

In the January issue of Pulse magazine, AISMA vice-chair Deborah Wood has some tips for GP practices on how to mitigate the potential risks of being in a federation. Visit the Pulse website to read the full article.

Practice Management: Managing cash flow

December 5, 2016

In this month’s issue of Practice Management magazine, AISMA accountant Phil Harnby explains that long-term planning is key to avoiding unnecessary cash flow problems in the practice. Click here to download the full article

Practice Management: alternative income sources

October 17, 2016

With GP profits under pressure, AISMA accountant James Gransby has some advice for practice managers needing to pursue new ideas on how to maximise income for their practice. Click here to download the full article

Letter to the Treasury: Pensions Savings Annual Allowance and retention of key NHS employees

October 12, 2016

Letter to Jane Ellison MP, Financial Secretary to the Treasury, on behalf of AISMA and its members highlighting the significant issues surrounding the recruitment and retention of senior health professionals within the NHS, which are being driven in part by the changes to the taxation of pension savings introduced in the 2015 Summer Budget.

Read the full letter here

Practice Management: Pension auto-enrolment update

September 12, 2016

All eligible UK employees now need to be included in a workplace pension. AISMA accountant Rebecca Gascoyne-Richards provides an update on how the new rules affect GP practices. Click here to download the full article

Practice Management: Funding for practice premises

August 8, 2016

With increasing pressure on primary care, many GP practices are finding that their current premises are too small or simply not fit for purpose. AISMA accountant Andrew Pow outlines premises funding issues for practices in the July/August issue of Practice Management magazine. Click here to download the full article

Financial benchmarking: how it can help your practice

August 4, 2016

How do you know if your practice is as profitable as the next one? Could you and your team improve performance? While your practice accounts will help your GP partners assess their investments in the practice, together with their taxable and pensionable profits, it’s increasingly important for this financial data to be used to plan ahead. AISMA accountant Elizabeth Lloyd explains how financial benchmarking can help your practice. Visit the Practice Index blog to read the full article.

Pulse: AISMA chairman comments on primary care underspend

June 28, 2016

Bob Senior, AISMA Chairman and head of medical services at RSM UK Tax and Accounting, is quoted in a Pulse article reporting an apparent £163m underspend of the primary care budget by NHS England. Read the full article.

AISMA appoints two new committee members

June 20, 2016

The Association of Independent Specialist Medical Accountants (AISMA), the national network of accountancy firms specialising in the healthcare sector, has appointed James Gransby and Andrew Pow as members of its executive committee.

Gransby is a partner at the Maidstone office of MHA MacIntyre Hudson where he has a growing portfolio of healthcare sector clients, including GP practices, locum doctors and hospital consultants.

Pow is a partner at Manchester firm Hall Liddy. His specialist areas include appraising the performance of GP practices, changes in GP structures and the NHS pension scheme. He has a particular interest in maintaining rural GP services.

Bob Senior, AISMA Chairman and head of healthcare at RSM UK, said: “James and Andrew bring considerable knowledge and expertise to the AISMA committee and their contribution to the work of the Association will be highly valued. These are challenging times for the healthcare sector and GP practices in particular. AISMA accountants will play an essential role in advising their medical clients as they get to grips with new contractual structures and collaborative working practices.”

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