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Healthcare

The healthcare sector is in a constant state of flux - even in private practice, compliance needs are huge. Our specialist healthcare accountants have been working with GPs, dental practices, care homes and other healthcare professionals for many years, providing business management, accountancy and taxation services. Our Leicester and Maidstone offices are members of the Association of Independent Specialist Medical Accountants (AISMA).

How we can help

Each area of the healthcare profession has subtle differences in their accounting and advisory requirements; our team understands those differences and advises accordingly.

GP practices

We can help by providing:

  • Regular management and year-end accounting
  • Tax compliance and planning 
  • Advice on alternative business structures 
  • Specialist capital allowance claims for surgeries
  • Superannuation certificates
  • NHS pension reports and projections for annual allowance and lifetime allowance planning
  • Planning of partner drawings and cash flow management
  • Succession planning, partnership changes and property ownership
  • Software selection and training

As well as acting for the practice, we can also provide guidance to individual GPs in relation to tax planning and wealth management. 

If  you’re a locum or salaried GP, a hospital consultant or doctor, we can assist with your very specific accounting needs:

  • Annual accounting and tax returns
  • Assistance with NHS pension returns 
  • Advice on tax deductible expenses and requirements around business record-keeping
  • Retrospective tax claims of professional and examination fees
  • NHS pension reports and projections 
  • Alternative business structures including limited companies

Dentists

Our team can support you with:

  • Regular management and year-end accounting
  • Tax compliance and planning 
  • Alternative business structures, including limited companies
  • Capital allowances planning for surgery equipment
  • Specialist capital allowance claims for existing and new-build surgeries
  • Superannuation annual reconciliation reports 
  • NHS pension reports and projections for Annual Allowance and Lifetime Allowance planning.
  • Practice acquisitions and disposals 

NHS Pensions

For some members, the NHS Pension Scheme will be one of their most valuable assets. Due to its complex nature, it is helpful to have a specialist adviser that understands the intricacies of the scheme. Our experienced medical accountants can help you make sense of your personal situation and advise you on what to do to safeguard and maximise your financial future.

If you need help or more information take a look at our NHS Pensions page.

Care home owners

A care home is a highly specialised business, with distinct accounting needs. We have experts in-house who can help you with:

  • Annual accounts, payroll, bookkeeping and management reporting
  • Tax planning and business structure review
  • Personal, partnership and corporation tax returns, and partial exemption VAT calculations

Let us look after the accounts, tax and business strategy, so you can focus on looking after your patients. Get in touch for a consultation.

Get in touch with our experts

If you want to discuss a specific issue, ask us for a quote, or simply find out what we have to offer, please complete the form below and we'll get back to you as soon as we can.

Alternatively, please email us at webenquiries@mhllp.co.uk

 

Meet the team

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Andrew Leal

Partner

Andrew joined MHA MacIntyre Hudson in April 2019 following the merger with Kent based accountancy practice Percy Gore & Co, where he had been a partner since 1990. Andrew has a has a diverse portfolio in the healthcare sector comprising a range of GP Practices, Locum GP’s, GP Federations, Dentists, Hospital Consultants and other healthcare professionals.

Andrew regularly lectures and runs seminars on Primary Care finance.

Outside of work, Andrew is actively involved with his local church and enjoys running and sailing.

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Steve Cosford

Healthcare Director

Steve has worked in the profession since 1988 and is a Healthcare Director, who leads a team specialising in servicing the accounting and business needs of general medical practitioners.

He works with GP Partnerships and GP Federation companies, along with other associated businesses including GP owned pharmacies and locum companies.

Steve has also recently been involved in the formation of a number of super partnership mergers.

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Robin Stevens

Senior Advisor and Head of Capital Markets

Robin is a Chartered Accountant and joined MHA MacIntyre Hudson as a Special Adviser and Head of Capital Markets in July 2021.

Robin has had an extensive career in corporate finance, including corporate advisory and reporting assignments on public markets, raising capital, management buyouts, capital reconstructions, and investor-ready planning for companies operating in a wide range of sectors. He has also advised on numerous acquisitions and disposals by public and private companies as well as IPOs and secondary offerings in the UK and overseas. He has specific experience in advising emerging international companies, particularly those operating in Asia Pacific. Robin retains a strong international connection with clients, fellow professionals, regulators and business introducers and regularly speaks on corporate finance and capital markets issues to international business audiences.

Formerly Robin was  a corporate finance partner, Head of Capital Markets and then a Senior Adviser to Crowe UK LLP, having previously held senior corporate finance and audit partner positions with Mazars LLP and MRI Moores Rowland LLP. He is a Non-Executive Director and Chairman of AIM listed Vector Capital Plc and a member of the Executive Committee of the British Malaysian Society.

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Anthony Brand

Partner

Anthony joined MHA in 2018 following the merger of Haines Watts Kent. He has been practising in Kent since 1986 and has a breadth of experience in both the healthcare and owner-managed business sectors.

He focuses on regular hands-on advice to clients to help them set and meet their objectives by identifying opportunities and potential problems.

Golf, gardening, walking and cycling are all interests – just not enough of the time!

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