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.

AISMA response to Welsh pay award

Commenting on the Welsh government’s announcement that GPs in Wales will receive a 4% pay rise, backdated to 1 April this year, Jim Duggan, AISMA board member said: “For too long now Welsh practices have struggled due to a lower level of funding compared to their counterparts in England and indeed Scotland. It is refreshingContinue reading

AISMA responds to NHS review showing discrepancies in pensions data

Following the notification to GP members of the NHS Pension Scheme from NHS England and NHS Business Services Authority, alerting them to discrepancies between some of the pensionable earnings and contributions data which has been provided to NHS BSA, Lizzy Lloyd, board member of the Association of Independent Specialist Medical Accountants, said: “This has comeContinue reading

Pulse – Data lowdown: Have UK GPs really had a 3% pay rise?

An analysis by Pulse of the latest earnings and expenses statistics, released by NHS Digital last week, includes comments from AISMA chair Bob Senior. He says a smaller workforce is creating a ‘vicious circle’, whereby the remaining GPs ‘don’t really have the option of reducing sessions to avoid paying nasty tax rates’. Read the full article here.

Practice Management: July/August 2018

Who do GPs pay different pension contributions? In the July/August 18 issue of Practice Management magazine AISMA accountant Faye Armstrong answers a common query from practice managers about GP pensions contributions. Click here to download the full article

AISMA appoints two new board members

The Association of Independent Specialist Medical Accountants (AISMA), the national network of accountancy firms specialising in the healthcare sector, has appointed Jim Duggan and Lizzy Lloyd to its executive board. Duggan is a partner at MW Medical where he looks after GP practices, locum GPs, consultants and hospital doctors in Bristol, Gloucestershire, Wales along theContinue reading

Practice Management: June 2018

The NHS pay deal agreed by union leaders and ministers earlier this year is likely to lead to increases in staff salaries, particularly at the lower end of the pay scales. In the June issue of Practice Management magazine, AISMA accountant Andrew Burwood looks at the impact on general practice and how practice managers can prepareContinue reading

NAO report into Capita: AISMA response

Commenting on today’s report from the National Audit Office on NHS England’s management of the primary care support services contract with Capita, Andrew Pow, board member of the Association of Independent Specialist Medical Accountants, said: “More than two and a half years into the contract, NHS England and Capita have still not agreed the basic principles aboutContinue reading