Spring 2013 AISMA Doctor Newsline published

A Contract Survival Pack special edition of AISMA Doctor Newsline, the newsletter for GPs and practice managers published by the Association of Independent Specialist Medical Accountants has been published today.

Packed with business advice and tips to help GPs and their practice teams get to grips with the new GMS contract, this special issue introduces an outstanding line-up of contributors, all specialists in the complex field of GP practice finance and business management.

Deborah Wood, AISMA Vice-Chair, leads the issue with her analysis of the funding issues arising from the imposed contract, and casts an expert eye on how downward pressure on income and rising expenses will affect practices in the year ahead.

There are two articles from practice management expert Kathie Applebee, the first offering some timely advice to practices on the art of cost cutting. QOF is the focus of Kathie’s second article, starting with the important task of calming and reassuring the practice team amidst the panic and confusion arising from the Government’s last-minute imposition of the QOF changes.

Accountant Nick Holmes examines how practices can maximise efficiencies by using their staff to their maximum skill set, while Anthony Nuttall offers 10 tips for GPs wanting to reduce their tax bills in the financial year ahead. Lawyer Alison Oliver offers her thoughts on business models for general practice in the new NHS environment and Matt Smith has an update on employment law reform for GPs and practice managers.

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