The 31 July tax deadline may trigger anxieties for many GPs. Most practices have gone some way towards improving efficiency but as the first quarter of the new contract ends, they must look at their long-term financial strategy. Federations are enjoying unprecedented popularity among GPs, says AISMA Chairman Bob Senior. But they are no ‘sticking plaster’ solution. Visit the Pulse website to find out how to make sure a federation works for you.