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Virtual Healthcare Conference 2021

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This year's Virtual Healthcare Conference will put healthcare in focus, providing finance professionals working in this specialist area with expert insight and knowledge, watch all sessions now on demand.

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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 are delighted to welcome back Ross Mathieson and his team from the NHS.


Annual allowance

David Walker will be taking an in-depth look at annual allowance and the rectifications following the McCloud consultation response.


General practice

Professor David Colin-Thome returns as our keynote speaker looking at where general practice currently is, and more importantly, where it is going in light of COVID-19.

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The programme


Chairman’s welcome and introduction
Mark Skellum, Chair, ICAEW Healthcare Community
Keynote: Where is General Practice in the light of COVID-19, what has it learned and where is it going.
The pandemic has unerringly uncovered weaknesses in the NHS in particular the cessation of regular care for those with relatively stable long-term conditions. The NHS for its very sustainability needs general practice which it in turn has been given a lead role in the national policy of Primary Care Networks. Can general practice and the NHS grasp this opportunity? Professor David Colin-Thome
Banking update
Banking has changed significantly in recent years with far more competition and regulation. There are now more loan options available but significant differences in lending appetite, how banks will assess a proposition and how they will charge. Ian Crompton, PrimaryCare Finance Consultancy Ltd, will look at some of the issues and things to consider when supporting your clients.
Refreshment break
IR35 update
Deborah Wood, Partner, Healthcare Services at MHA Moore & Smalley will discuss what healthcare sector clients need to know about the Employment Intermediaries Legislation, otherwise referred to as the IR35 regulations; covering both the post 6 April 2021 changes and where the previous rules are relevant.
Legal update
Oliver Pool, Partner, Veale Wasbrough Vizards, will give a legal update on the GP sector focusing on recent developments and changes. He will discuss how changes in practices' ability to recruit in 2020 led to a change in attitudes towards "last man standing" clauses. This has led to an increase in expulsions under the "green socks" clause - such clauses are coming under pressure - do they still work?


PCN accounting update
Sally Sidaway, Accounting and Financial Reporting Director, RMS UK Tax and Accounting Ltd and Lisa Pennington, Director, Healthcare Services, Moore and Smalley
Refreshment break
Annual allowances update
Pension regulation and pension tax legislation have not stood still for a number of years and 2020 and 2021 are no different. David Walker, Senior Tax Manager, Moore & Smalley, will address the implications of the McCloud discrimination case for advisers and their clients finishing with a brief word about what the judges are doing next.
NHS Pensions
Ross Mathieson, Technical Manager, NHS Pensions and Paula Peppas, Technical Manager, NHS Pensions
Q&A session
Ross Mathieson, Technical Manager, NHS Pensions; Paula Peppas, Technical Manager, NHS Pensions; and David Walker, Senior Tax Manager, Moore & Smalley
Chairman's closing remarks
Mark Skellum, Chair, ICAEW Healthcare Community
Event close

Our speakers

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Ian Crompton Independent consultant and finance broker

Ian Crompton worked for Lloyds Bank for 43 years with the last 15 dedicated to the HealthCare sector. He was responsible for establishing Lloyds' award-winning team, winning the GP Awards 'Financial Advisers of the Year' for 6 consecutive years and personally winning 'Most Influential Banker in HealthCare' from Health Investor. Ian retired from Lloyds in 2019 and now runs an independent consultancy and finance broker business focussed mainly on general practice.

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Ross Matheison Technical Manager, NHS Pension Scheme (England & Wales)

Ross Mathieson has worked at NHS Pensions for nearly 28 years. He is the NHS Pension Scheme's Technical Manager and his remit includes providing internal and external technical guidance, training, assisting with Parliamentary Questions, high level correspondence, and FOI requests.

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Paula Peppas Technical Manager, NHS Pensions

Paula Peppas is a Senior Technical Consultant with over 32 years' NHS pensions experience, several as a Service Delivery Manager, before moving to the Technical Consultancy Team in 2005 – just in time for the new tax rules.

Oliver Pool
Oliver Pool Commercial and partnerships specialist

Oliver Pool advises GP practices and can help with all aspects of the partnership relationship, from putting in place your GP partnership deed, to advising you on its terms, to dealing with disputes between partners.

Sally Sidaway
Sally Sidaway Accounting and Financial Reporting Director at RSM Tax and Accounting

Sally specialises in the affairs of RSM’s medical clients and looks after approximately 80 GP practices together with other medical clients.

David Walker
David Walker Senior Tax Manager, Moore and Smalley LLP

Having spent ten years working in insurance, David moved into a tax role with Moore and Smalley in 1998. The specialist healthcare team now deals with around 100 practices.

Deborah Wood
Deborah Wood Partner, Healthcare Services at MHA Moore & Smalley

Deborah Wood joined Moore & Smalley in January 1999 as resident partner in the Blackpool office to manage client services on the Fylde. She is the current Chairman of the MHA Moore and Smalley partnership and leads the firm’s specialist healthcare services department.


Just as good as the live event, and far less time consuming and disruptive. Would happily stick to this format in future.

Attendee Transforming Healthcare (July 2020)

Timely, pertinent content, delivered by knowledgeable presenters.

Attendee Transforming Healthcare (July 2020)

Really good event with experts in each of the fields giving thorough and interesting presentations. Format worked well so you could dip in and out as needed.

Attendee Transforming Healthcare (July 2020)

These are vital technical updates for healthcare specialists.

Attendee Transforming Healthcare (July 2020)


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