AISMA Doctor Newsline – Autumn 2017

Please click here to access the Autumn 2017 edition of AISMA Doctor Newsline, the newsletter for GPs and practice managers published by our membership organisation, the Association of Independent Specialist Medical Accountants.

At a time when workload pressure is leaving many GPs questioning their role as partner, having an up-to-date partnership agreement is more important than ever. Practice management expert Fiona Dalziel leads this issue by giving her seven rules for making sure the partnership agreement keeps the partnership financially safe.

AISMA accountant James Gransby has an update on Making Tax Digital and the new requirement for quarterly tax returns which will start affecting GP practices from April 2019. It might feel like a long time away, but forward-thinking practices are already talking to their accountants about this important new change.

Deborah Wood, AISMA vice chairman, describes how AISMA accountants are helping their ever-busier GP practice clients to manage a mounting range of business issues. And to help practices keep track of current tax, pension and practice finance matters, there’s a round-up of topical snippets provided by AISMA accountants from around the UK.

Specialist solicitor Alison Oliver, of law firm Ward Hadaway, has some useful legal pointers for GPs affected by practice closures. Finally, AISMA accountant Phil O’Connell has some tips on carrying out a pre-Budget check-up before the Chancellor delivers the Budget on

22 November.

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.