AISMA Doctor Newsline-April 2020

AISMA Doctor Newsline

I am pleased to introduce you to the Spring 2020 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.

In these most difficult times I would like to begin by echoing the message of support the AISMA chairman, Bob Senior, has expressed to the doctors, nurses and practice teams who are working so hard to care for patients during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The issue opens with an analysis of the changes to the 2020-21 GP contract arrangements published in early February. Written by AISMA vice-chairman, Deborah Wood, this piece points to the impact the changes will have on funding and workload in general practice.

In his last Opinion column, Bob Senior, who will be stepping down as AISMA chairman imminently, writes of the tension and uncertainty we are all facing in the grip of the coronavirus, while touching on pension and primary care network developments.

Solicitor Alison Oliver picks up the PCN theme in her article about the need to maintain a robust partnership agreement, and AISMA member Kieran Hancock gives a Budget round-up which at least brought GPs some financial relief in this turbulent year.

Abi Newbury, AISMA’s Agony Accountant answers more questions about general practice finance, this time tackling a practice manager’s cash flow dilemma and rising staff costs.

Finally, practice management expert Fiona Dalziel has some tips on how to maintain professional boundaries – especially important for GPs and staff working in rural practices.

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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