AISMA In the News

AISMA members regularly write in the specialist GP and practice management publications, offering expert advice to doctors on the key issues of the day.

Response to the 2024 Spring Budget

Deborah Wood, Chairman of the Association of Independent Specialist Medical Accountants, said: “There was very little in the way of good news for general practice in today’s Budget announcement. While there will be small gains at a personal level for individual GPs and their staff through cuts to National Insurance contributions, there was no commitmentContinue reading

Response to the 2024/25 GP contract announcement

Responding to the announcement by NHS England of the 2024/25 GP contract, Andrew Pow, board member of the Association of Independent Specialist Medical Accountants said: “This is a disappointing announcement and the third year running when uplifts in the value of the GP contract have been significantly below inflation. While the contract is based onContinue reading

Response to 2023 Autumn Satement

Andrew Pow, board member of the Association of Independent Specialist Medical Accountants, said: “Today’s confirmation that the minimum wage is to increase by 9.8% will be setting the alarm bells ringing in general practice, where funding is not keeping pace with wage growth, led by minimum wage increases. “Since March 2019 the minimum wage hasContinue reading

McCloud consultation update – AISMA comment

Andrew Pow, board member of the Association of Independent Specialist Medical Accountants (AISMA), said: “It’s good news that the Department of Health & Social Care has taken on board many of the comments from AISMA and other organisations contributing to the consultation. It appears that several of AISMA’s recommendations, including a flexible approach for NHSContinue reading

David Clough

David Clough, past chairman and founding member of the Association of Independent Specialist Medical Accountants, died unexpectedly last Friday. Deborah Wood, AISMA Chairman said: “It is with great sadness that we convey the news of David’s death. Many within the AISMA community knew David, who continued to support and champion the Association after his retirement,Continue reading

Accountants warn that GPs must not be overlooked in McCloud remedy exercise

Specialist medical accountants have highlighted concerns that GPs could be overlooked in measures to remedy unlawful NHS Pension Scheme discrimination identified by the McCloud judgment. In its response to the government’s consultation on the second set of draft amendments to NHS Pension Schemes Regulations addressing the McCloud remedy, the Association of Independent Specialist Medical AccountantsContinue reading

Response to the 2023 Budget

Speaking on behalf of the Association of Independent Specialist Medical Accountants, Andrew Pow said: “The increase in the annual allowance on pension savings is welcome. Together with the recent announcement on retirement flexibilities and plans to remove the impact of inflation within the annual allowance calculation, this is a positive and long overdue change. “WhileContinue reading

Her Majesty The Queen

The Association of Independent Specialist Medical Accountants wishes to send condolences to the Royal Family on the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. We join with all our members for this period of national mourning and reflection on a life of remarkable service and dedication.

VAT blow for PCN clinical directors

The Association of Independent Specialist Medical Accountants has confirmed that management work carried out by primary care network (PCN) clinical directors could be subject to VAT. AISMA has been seeking clarification from HMRC on this issue since 2019 when PCNs were first established. The clarification was confirmed in updated PCN tax guidance, presented in aContinue reading