AISMA appoints new chairman

Members of the Association of Independent Specialist Medical Accountants (AISMA) have appointed Bob Senior as their new chairman. He takes over from David Clough who stepped down at this month’s AISMA annual conference after leading the Association for eight years. Mr Senior, who is Director, Medical Services at accountants RSM Tenon, is a highly respected practitioner in the field of specialist medical accountancy. AISMA’s new Vice Chairman is Deborah Wood, head of Healthcare Services at accountants Moore and Smalley.

AISMA, a national network of accountancy firms providing expert advice to medical practices, sessional GPs and hospital doctors, currently has 77 members. Mr Senior comments: “My aim is to help AISMA members drive home the message that GP practices need to improve efficiency if they are to sustain profits in these difficult economic times. Despite government pledges to maintain frontline services, doctors will inevitably feel the pinch as health service cuts begin to bite. Combined with the tax changes that lie ahead doctors are going to be affected, some quite dramatically.”

Under Mr Senior’s leadership, AISMA will continue to work with the BMA to influence policy. He says: “We will play our role in making the government aware of how proposed cuts will translate into reductions in service.”

Doctors wishing to contact their local AISMA member for accountancy advice can find details by clicking here.