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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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Signing up for the unplanned admissions DES

June 11, 2015

Practices have until the end of the month to sign up for the unplanned admissions DES. AISMA accountant Phil Harnby answers some key questions for Pulse readers. Go to the Pulse website to read the full article.

Practice Management: May 2015

May 18, 2015

For some timely advice on managing your employee benefits and expenses, read AISMA member Pauline Hogg’s article, published in the May issue of Practice Management. Download the full article here

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.

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