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Healthcare Conference 2023

ICAEW's annual Healthcare Conference provides finance professionals working in this specialist area with expert insight and knowledge.

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Sessions will cover a range of practical and technical issues to keep you at the top of your field, enabling you to provide your clients with solutions to the challenges in this ever-changing sector.


Pensions continues to be a hot topic and we will be joined by Paula Peppas, NHS and Graham Crossley, Medifintech.


Property issues

Adam Thompson will provide an in-depth look at the latest in GP premises, grants and rental issues.



Richard Van Mellaerts, our Keynote will be looking at the future of primary care.


Please note that the programme is subject to change.


Chairman’s welcome and introduction
Katie Collin, Chair, ICAEW Healthcare Community
Property issues
Adam Thompson, Director at Primary Care Surveyors joins us to cover a range of topics including notional/ reimbursed rent, valuation of GP surgeries, ownership (or not) of GP premises, improving GP premises, improvement grants and abated rents.
Keynote 1: What doctors like us need from accountants like you
Join Dr Ed Cantelo and Dr Tommy Perkins, the creators of Medics' Money, to find out what doctors need from accountants and how you can offer services that doctors need. Medics' Money gives doctors the financial education they need and connects doctors to the best specialist accountants. Ed and Tommy co-host the Medics' Money podcast which has over 500,000 downloads, write a weekly email read by over 40,000 doctors and a website used by thousands of doctors each month. Find out more at www.medicsmoney.co.uk
Refreshment Break
Legal issues
Oliver Pool, GP Partnership Agreement Solicitor at Veale Wasbrough Vizards LLP will present another update on legal issues over the past years which have affected GP practices. This will include a variety of issues from how best to structure and "in and out" takeover, the latest position on TRS, the rules on golden hellos, to encouraging clients to use probationary periods even in times when new partners are hard to find.
Topical financial issues affecting GP practices
In this pre-recorded session James Gransby, Partner at RSM, will look at several hot topic areas including the 23/24 GP contract update, surgery ownership in light of high interest rates, Final Pay Controls update, high earner disclosure requirements, amongst other topics.
Lunch break


Tax update
In this session Richard Jones, from the ICAEW’s Tax Faculty, will provide delegates with the latest tax developments.
Keynote 2: Future of primary care and key issues
In our second Keynote Session of the day, GP Richard Van Mellaerts joins us to discuss the new GP contract conditions and the implications of the political climate on primary care, including the financial pressures primary care faces and what the future might hold.
Refreshment break
NHS Pensions - Session 1
In this session Paula Peppas from the NHS Stakeholder Pensions team will provide their annual update with a focus on the Annual Allowance and an update on the Mcloud Remedy.
NHS Pensions - Session 2
Annual allowance errors – Medifintech have saved over £2.5m correcting annual allowance and pension record errors for members. Join Graham Crossley, Director at Medifintech who will run through the most common causes, and a few niche examples, of where things can wrong for members.
NHS Pensions Q&A
Graham Crossley, Director at Medifintech & Paula Peppas, Senior Technical Consultant at NHS Pensions
Chairman's closing remarks
Katie Collin, Chair, ICAEW Healthcare Community
Event close

Our speakers

Katie Collin
Katie Collin Partner, Ramsay Brown

Katie is a Partner at Ramsay Brown, dealing with technical accounting and superannuation issues, and specialising in corporate matters within the medical sector. She also focuses on financial issues surrounding PCNs, including VAT, financial governance and liability management. Katie was selected as the leading accountant under 30 to represent the Institute internationally at One Young World in 2016.

Adam Thompson
Adam Thompson Director, Primary Care Surveyors

Adam has over 25 years’ experience as a chartered surveyor specialising in the primary care sector. He acts for numerous GP practices as well as property developers, investors, banks and pharmacy operators. Much of his time is spent on the development of new medical centres but he also undertakes valuations, rent reviews and investment transactions.

Oliver Pool
Oliver Pool GP Partnership Agreement Solicitor, Veale Wasbrough Vizards LLP

Oliver has been acting for GPs practices since 2005 and has been involved in drawing up or amending over 500 GP partnership deeds. He advises GP practices and helps with all aspects of the partnership relationship, from putting in place the GP partnership deed, to advising you on its terms, to dealing with disputes between partners.

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James Gransby Partner, RSM

James has worked in the sector for over two decades and holds the role of Vice Chair of The Association of Independent Specialist Medical Accountants, whose members act for almost half of all GPs in the country. James spends his time working with doctors and GP practices and writes for national publications on topical matters affecting GPs.

Richard Jones
Richard Jones Technical Manager, Business Tax, ICAEW

Richard joined the ICAEW Tax Faculty in November 2020,coordinating the work of ICAEW on business tax and tax compliance & investigations matters and manage the committees related to these areas. Richard is a regular contributor to TAXline, newswire and IACEW’s Insights Podcast. Richard began his tax career at PwC where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2001. 

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Paula Peppas Senior Technical Consultant, NHS Pensions

Paula has extensive knowledge of both NHS Pension Schemes as well as overarching pensions legislation. She worked on the 2015 NHS Pension Scheme implementation project and was the technical lead on annual allowance and scheme pays. Since October 2019, Paula has been seconded four days a week to the Department of Health and Social Care as a Senior Pensions Policy Manager, predominantly working on the McCloud.

Graham Crossley
Graham Crossley Director, Medifintech

Graham is a widely acknowledged industry expert on NHS pensions. He is the founder of Medifintech.co.uk, who provide NHS pension support for members, Financial Advisers and Accountants. He is a regular commentator on NHS pension issues in the National and Trade Press, as well as appearing on TV. He has successfully lobbied government for changes to benefit NHS pension members, as well as providing technical expertise to Unions and other organisations.


Very informative event, presented in engaging sessions.

Delegate Healthcare Conference 2022

The range of speakers was excellent, and gave a great overview of topics we don't always appreciate when dealing with the accounts.

Delegate Healthcare Conference 2022

The annual Healthcare conference remains a very important update for healthcare specialists.

Delegate Healthcare Conference 2022

A very good conference overall covering plenty of technical areas.

Delegate Healthcare Conference 2022

Wide ranging and interesting topics for the medical accounting community.

Delegate Healthcare Conference 2022

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