AISMA elects new chair

Deborah Wood has been elected chairman of the Association of Independent Specialist Medical Accountants (AISMA). She takes over from Bob Senior, who has led the Association since 2010, following his retirement earlier this year.

Ms Wood is a partner at MHA Moore and Smalley, an accountancy firm based in the North West, where she leads the specialist healthcare services department. James Gransby, a partner at the Bromley office of RSM UK Tax and Accounting, becomes AISMA’s vice chairman.

Paying tribute to Mr Senior, Ms Wood, who is a founder member of AISMA, said: “Through his leadership, Bob has been an excellent ambassador for AISMA and leaves the organisation in great shape. As chairman my aim is to continue developing the excellent relationships we have built with the BMA, HMRC, NHS Pensions, NHSE/I, and their respective bodies and representatives in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

“AISMA, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, represents the views of the thousands of GP practices advised by the Association’s network of members, who are all highly knowledgeable specialist accountants with much to contribute to ensure the long-term sustainability of general practice.”