Autumn 2011 AISMA Doctor Newsline published

The Autumn 2011 issue of AISMA Doctor Newsline, the publication of the Association of Independent Specialist Medical Accountants, is published today with an essential mix of advice and commentary on the business of running a busy GP practice.

In this issue the focus is on CQC registration, with two must-read articles written by expert contributors, Martha Walker and Andrew Lockhart-Mirams. In the first, Martha Walker shows how practices can take advantage of the pause in the registration process by starting to prepare and gather evidence to demonstrate compliance.

Next, leading lawyer Andrew Lockhart-Mirams has a warning for GPs on the new legal traps arising from CQC registration and explains what the implications are for partnerships.

Regular Newsline columnist Kathie Applebee has some words of advice for practices considering a change in their computer systems while employment law adviser Janice Sibbald gives her ten top tips on how to avoid contractual disputes with your employees.

Mike Gilbert, AISMA committee member, says: “With pensions, commissioning and the new NHS bill leading the health agenda for many, GPs and practice managers must avoid the distractions and focus on the business of running their own practices. This latest issue of AISMA Doctor Newsline is full of practical advice to help practices stay ahead of the game.”

AISMA Doctor Newsline is available exclusively to clients of AISMA accountants.

Doctors wishing to contact their local AISMA accountant can find details on the find an accountant page.