Healthcare Conference 2020

Our one-day healthcare conference has been specifically designed for partners and senior managers with responsibility for a number of clients in the sector.  Join us and hear from industry experts on the most topical issues in healthcare, share best practice and knowledge, and network with peers.

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Full conference agenda

Deborah Wood

Deborah will look at the financial impact for practices in England of the 2020/21 GMS contract changes including methods to increase the numbers of doctors in general practice, vaccinations, quality and outcomes framework, pay transparency and funding changes.

The presentation will also cover an update on PCNs including the enhanced Additional Roles Reimbursement Scheme (ARRS), Delivery Specifications and the Investment and Impact Fund.

Information will be provided to include the impact of the recent COVID-19 crisis on payments into general practice based on known details at the time the presentation is prepared.

James Gransby

Final Pay Controls invoices have been arriving at practices, many of them unexpectedly. This session explains the background to the charge, how it can be anticipated and what you should do if one of your clients receives one.

GP incorporation has become a hot topic in recent years, not least because of low corporate tax rates and more flexibility in some areas in allowing GP contracts to be transferred without going through a tendering process. When might incorporation be right for practices and what are the key points to consider when making an assessment.

Bob Trunchion

During this session Bob will cover:

  • A word of warning on PCNs & VAT
  • MTD - where are we etc
  • VAT danger areas
  • HMRC, Investigations and the Finance Act 2018 and partnership expenses
  • SBAs etc
  • IR35 developments and status problems - what about NMW and Limb b workers as well!
  • Think Superannuation?

Paul Gordon

We will look at the ever increasing complexity of the NHS Pension, the interaction of the Annual Allowance and Lifetime Allowance along with areas for you and your clients to consider when they consider retirement and potential return.

I will outline the 1995, 2008 and 2015 Sections of the Scheme along with their peripheral benefits and what is lost in the event of clients leaving the Scheme.

James Gransby

We are awaiting publication of new Directions so this session will cover the content of these if they are published in time. Otherwise this will serve as a refresher and case study of where we are now, and what we might expect to see as changes.


This session will cover:

  • Practice profit and value trends
  • Market report, including the large corporate and private equity appetites
  • Sector lender overview
  • NHS England – PDS tender process update
  • Large corporate dentistry – NHS Pension problems?
  • Latest news from the dental financial world

Conference speakers

Deborah is Healthcare Services Partner at MHA Moore and Smalley and has over 25 years’ experience dealing with clients in this specialist sector. Responsible for a team servicing more than 100 GP practices and numerous other healthcare professionals and their related businesses, Deborah is also vice chairman of The Association of Independent Specialist Medical Accountants (AISMA).

James is an accounts and tax partner dealing exclusively with medical professionals and has worked in the sector for over 20 years. James is a regular contributor to industry press articles having written for Pulse, Practice Management, Medeconomics, Independent Practitioner Today, GP Online, Practice Business, amongst others. James is also a Board member of AISMA.

Bob is a tax partner with MHA MacIntyre Hudson and is the Head of Tax Training at MacIntyre Hudson Advisory Services LLP. He has a wide range of tax knowledge and lectures on a range of subjects, including specialisms in a number of industries such as solicitors, farmers and the medical profession. Bob has written a Tax Procedures Manual and has regularly contributed to articles on technical tax subjects. He continues to be involved with clients on both a consultancy and portfolio basis.

Paul is a Medical Specialist Independent Financial Adviser at MacArthur Gordon. Paul’s role is split between advising clients, speaking and assisting other advisory firms regarding their clients and the NHS Pension. He regularly liaises with the NHS Pensions Agency, medical specialist accountants, medical specialist solicitors and HMRC to ensure continued understanding of all aspects of the on-going changes that could impact clients.

UNW LLP chartered accountants have approximately 500 dentist clients, and are members of the National Association of Specialist Dental Accountants & Lawyers (NASDAL) where partner Alan Suggett is a member of the technical committee, and chair of the NHS Superannuation committee.

The UNW dental team also collates the quarterly NASDAL goodwill survey which analyses all member client practice sales, purchases, and valuations.

UNW is also a member of the Association of Specialist Providers to Dentistry (ASPD).

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