AISMA Doctor Newsline Winter 2022/23

January 31, 2023

We are pleased to introduce you to the Winter 2022/23 edition of AISMA Doctor Newsline, the newsletter for GPs and practice managers published by our membership organisation, the Association of Independent Specialist Medical Accountants.

With big financial changes ahead for GPs, Luke Bennett opens the issue with an analysis of where Chancellor Jeremy Hunt’s prescription will hit hardest and spells out the implications.

Jim Duggan offers his opinion on how the ever-increasing pace of change in the NHS offers little benefit other than political capital – and calls for a stop to ‘quick-fix’ solutions.

In her regular spot in AISMA Doctor Newsline, practice management expert Fiona Dalziel considers staff retention and how practices can better understand the needs of their much-valued team members. Spoiler alert – it’s not all about the money!

Andrew Pow reports on the behind-the-scenes work carried out by AISMA to tackle the many issues facing general practice, while Abi Newbury answers GPs’ questions about payment shortfalls, inheritance tax worries and premises dilapidation provisions.

Finally, specialist medical solicitor Justin Cumberlege considers the ‘John Lewis’ model of employee-owned businesses for GP practices, warning of the need for clarity of objectives at the outset.

We hope you find this edition of AISMA Doctor Newsline a helpful and practical source of information. If you would like to discuss any of the issues highlighted in the newsletter we would be pleased to talk to you. Please contact us on 0191 256 9500 or via the contact us form.

Maxine Pott
Director – Healthcare Group


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