The Association of Independent Specialist Medical Accountants (AISMA) has announced the appointment of Deborah Wood as its elected chairman.
Wood succeeds Bob Senior, who has led the association since 2010, following his retirement earlier this year.
Wood is a partner at MHA Moore and Smalley, an accountancy firm based in the North West, where she leads the specialist healthcare services department. Prior to MHA Moore and Smalley she held the position of senior consultant at Cooper Parry.
The association also announced the appointment of James Gransby, partner at the Bromley office of RSM UK Tax and Accounting, as AISMA’s vice chairman.
Gransby joined the AISMA board as director and board member in 2016 and has previously held positions of partner at Larkings as well as partner and head of healthcare at MHA MacIntyre Hudson.
Wood said: “Through his leadership, Bob has been an excellent ambassador for AISMA and leaves the organisation in great shape.
“As chairman my aim is to continue developing the excellent relationships we have built with the BMA, HMRC, NHS Pensions, NHSE/I, and their respective bodies and representatives in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.”
She added: “AISMA, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, represents the views of the thousands of GP practices advised by the Association’s network of members, who are all highly knowledgeable specialist accountants with much to contribute to ensure the long-term sustainability of general practice.”