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.

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,Continue reading

HMRC sharpens its focus on doctors

Doctors are being warned to keep their tax affairs in first class working order as HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) tightens its grip on the medical profession. Delegates at the annual conference of the Association of Independent Specialist Medical Accountants (AISMA) heard Bob Trunchion, tax principal at MacIntyre Hudson and member of the firm’s HealthcareContinue reading

Summer issue of AISMA Doctor Newsline published

The Summer 2011 issue of AISMA Doctor Newsline, the publication of the Association of Independent Specialist Medical Accountants, is published today Monday 4th July with an essential mix of advice and commentary on the business of running a busy GP practice. With practice income under serious threat in the months ahead, this issue opens withContinue reading

Spring issue of AISMA Doctor Newsline published

The Spring 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. Leading with a round-up of tips from AISMA accountants from all around the country on how toContinue reading

Health promotion campaign wastes millions, claim GPs

GPs have condemned the government in Scotland for wasting millions of pounds of scarce NHS resources on a ‘worthless’ health promotion campaign. Doctors at the Scottish annual GP conference today voted unanimously that the Scottish Government’s campaign, Life Begins at 40, is a waste of money. They agreed the campaign did nothing to address inequalitiesContinue reading

AISMA warns of pension certificate time bomb

The Association of Independent Specialist Medical Accountants is warning some GPs to expect an additional burden of pension administration following proposed changes to pension regulations. Full time GPs aged 50 or over, particularly those paying added year pension contributions, are most likely to be affected by the changes. The new rules state that GPs withContinue reading

Bill risks patients’ confidentiality, warn Doctors

The BMA has voiced fears that the age of consortia GPs following the Health and Social Care Bill could threaten the confidentiality of patient records. Ethics department head Dr Vivienne Nathanson claimed the Government was putting its desire for access to information ahead of respect for patient confidentiality. She warned: ‘The Health Bill proposes thatContinue reading

Winter 2010/11 AISMA Doctor Newsline published

The Winter 2010/11 issue of AISMA Doctor Newsline, the publication of the Association of Independent Specialist Medical Accountants, is published today with a line-up of top writers providing some essential financial and management information for general practice. Kathie Applebee, primary care organisation psychologist, kicks off with some timely advice on preparations for GP-led commissioning andContinue reading

New pension self-assessment form for salaried GPs

A new pension self-assessment form for salaried GPs in England and Wales has been finalised by NHS Pensions working in collaboration with PCTs following advice provided by specialist accountancy firm Moore and Smalley. The purpose of the form, which doctors are obliged to complete and send to their PCT or LHB by 28th February 2011,Continue reading

AISMA members reach £15,000 fundraising target

Members of the Association of Independent Specialist Medical Accountants have reached their £15,000 fundraising target for independent humanitarian medical aid organisation Médecins Sans Frontières. The AISMA Big 15 fundraising challenge, which has been taking place throughout 2010, celebrates the Association’s 15th anniversary and marks 15 years of high quality, specialist accounting services for the medicalContinue reading