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.

Pulse: AISMA chairman comments on 2017/18 GP contract

AISMA members are regularly invited to comment to the GP and practice management press about current issues in primary care. This week the 2017/18 GP contract changes were reported by the GP press. Read AISMA chairman Bob Senior’s response to the the promise of a 1% pay uplift for individual GPs on the Pulse website.

Accountants warn GP partners to expect higher tax bills in 2018

Higher earning GP partners may have substantially higher tax bills to pay in 2018 and should start planning now. With doctors due to pay their January 2017 tax bills today, the Association of Independent Specialist Medical Accountants (AISMA) is warning GP partners to prepare for the worst this time next year when the impact ofContinue reading

Practice Management: January 2017

Ready for more locums in your practice? In this month’s issue of Practice Management magazine, AISMA accountant Barry Rigby has an update for practice managers on how to manage locum pay, tax and pension contributions. Click here to download the full article

Pulse: Mitigating the potential risks of federating

In the January issue of Pulse magazine, AISMA vice-chair Deborah Wood has some tips for GP practices on how to mitigate the potential risks of being in a federation. Visit the Pulse website to read the full article.

Practice Management: Managing cash flow

In this month’s issue of Practice Management magazine, AISMA accountant Phil Harnby explains that long-term planning is key to avoiding unnecessary cash flow problems in the practice. Click here to download the full article

Practice Management: alternative income sources

With GP profits under pressure, AISMA accountant James Gransby has some advice for practice managers needing to pursue new ideas on how to maximise income for their practice. Click here to download the full article

Letter to the Treasury: Pensions Savings Annual Allowance and retention of key NHS employees

Letter to Jane Ellison MP, Financial Secretary to the Treasury, on behalf of AISMA and its members highlighting the significant issues surrounding the recruitment and retention of senior health professionals within the NHS, which are being driven in part by the changes to the taxation of pension savings introduced in the 2015 Summer Budget. Read the full letterContinue reading

Practice Management: Pension auto-enrolment update

All eligible UK employees now need to be included in a workplace pension. AISMA accountant Rebecca Gascoyne-Richards provides an update on how the new rules affect GP practices. Click here to download the full article

Practice Management: Funding for practice premises

With increasing pressure on primary care, many GP practices are finding that their current premises are too small or simply not fit for purpose. AISMA accountant Andrew Pow outlines premises funding issues for practices in the July/August issue of Practice Management magazine. Click here to download the full article

Financial benchmarking: how it can help your practice

How do you know if your practice is as profitable as the next one? Could you and your team improve performance? While your practice accounts will help your GP partners assess their investments in the practice, together with their taxable and pensionable profits, it’s increasingly important for this financial data to be used to planContinue reading