AISMA Spring Newsline 2019
I am pleased to introduce you to the Spring 2019 edition of AISMA Doctor Newsline, the newsletter for GPs and practice managers published by our membership organisation, the Association of Independent Specialist Medical Accountants. Please click here to view.
This is a bumper issue starting with an in-depth analysis of the five-year GP contract written by AISMA Vice Chair Deborah Wood. With so much detail to cover, the article highlights the changes that practices need to focus on now.
Bob Senior, AISMA Chair, gives his view on the flurry of documents that have been published over the last few months that will have a direct impact on the lives of GPs and their practice teams.
Next up, primary care networks are under the spotlight in a piece by AISMA board member James Gransby, who writes about the NHS Long Term Plan and how it will play out through the new contract.
The pivotal role in primary care played by GP partnerships was clearly laid out in the review led by Dr Nigel Watson and published in January. AISMA board member Jim Duggan explains that while some recommendations are to be welcomed, others will need careful consideration to avoid unintended consequences.
Finally, practice management expert Fiona Dalziel has some advice for the management team at the beginning of the new financial year, encouraging practices to think ahead to spot opportunities and threats – and plan for them.
I 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.
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