Barlow Andrews


  • By Lucy Fearnley /
  • September-25, 2023


I am pleased to introduce you to the Autumn 2023 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.

Our resident practice management expert Fiona Dalziel opens this issue with her top tips for avoiding a surprising – and disruptive – retirement in your practice.

In our regular Opinion column, AISMA board member Sue Beaton reflects on how GP practices who get the most from their systems are likely to be better placed to tackle current and future financial challenges.

Laura Bowler, top NHS pensions specialist, reports on the ‘McCloud remedy’ with a run-down on everything GPs need to know about how the remedy might apply to them and any likely action required.

In her regular ‘Ask AISMA!’ column, Abi Newbury tackles some of the important questions GPs ask about a range of financial issues; while fellow AISMA board member James Gransby tackles the forthcoming basis period tax changes and how they are going to impact on practice profits and taxation.

Finally, specialist legal solicitor Robert McCartney focuses on the ‘DES Subcontract’, with a guide to the main clauses, obligations and key areas for practices and PCNs.

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.