Please click here for the Spring 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.

An analysis of the recent ‘backtrack’ Budget leads this issue, with AISMA accountants Andrew Pow and Neelum Ali providing an overview of the main tax and business measures revealed by the Chancellor, Philip Hammond.

Practice management expert Fiona Dalziel calls for a staff policy spring clean to help practices manage unplanned absences, while specialist medical solicitor Stuart Craig gives an update on the latest employment law affecting GP practices.

AISMA accountant Luke Bennett offers an assessment of the 2017-18 GP contract changes and highlights 10 important areas doctors and practice managers need to be aware of. In his Opinion column, AISMA Chairman Bob Senior warns that the new IR35 rules could mean fewer locums and increased cost to general practice.

Finally, former practice manager Tracy Hole has some advice for practices on how to make sure they are claiming for all of their Personally Administered Items.

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.