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Accountants relaunch Healthcare Team 

The healthcare team will be led by specialist medical accountants Amy Park, 31, who has recently joined the Newcastle-based Robson Laidler’s board of directors, as well as Michael Smith 33, having both worked as account managers at the firm for the past few years.

Amy and Michael will be backed by an experienced team of tax, finance and payroll experts who have knowledge of the healthcare sector at all levels.

Amy said: “Professionals in the healthcare industry require specialist knowledge and as such following our success and growth in this sector I am very excited to head up our specialist healthcare team, which brings together our expertise from accounts, tax planning, financial planning and payroll.

“The team allows us to deliver a holistic service to our clients, so whether they need advice with tax planning, superannuation, retirement or making tax digital we have the resource to give the most up-to-date and professional support.”

The firm aims to provide specialist services to medical professionals, navigating them through complex NHS pension legislation, strategic issues, recruitment crises, managing change, digital tax accounting and retirement planning.

Robson Laidler managing director Graham Purvis will take up the position as head of tax within the healthcare team, bringing his 30 years of experience to the table.

He will be responsible for managing taxation requirements for a large portfolio of healthcare clients.

Graham said: “This is an exciting new chapter for us. By bringing together our pool of in-house expert knowledge into one specialist team we can provide a truly integrated service with specialists who have known and worked together for many years.

“We are a team of medical finance experts who want to deliver a better service for clients and I believe the strength of the team is one of our biggest assets, -we share the same values and focus on delivering an exceptional service.

“We have the knowledge to provide a full service focused solely on the needs of the healthcare sector.

“We are continuing to look for medical experts who would like to be part of one of the strongest medial accounting teams in the North East and join us at this exciting time.”

Amanda Cowie, Chartered Financial Planner within Robson Laidler Financial Planning (RLFP), will take up financial planning duties within the healthcare team, offering highly specialised NHS pension advice for GP practices, practice managers, doctors, consultants, locums, dentists, and employed medical professionals.

Healthcare lead Michael Smith also commented: “Medical professionals have specific requirements, so our service is not just about compliance but rather the strategic advice we can provide.  Not only are we working with our healthcare clients to ensure that they are ready for the government’s proposals for ‘Making Tax Digital’ but we are working with them to forge fully integrated working relationships.  Together with RLFP’s expertise in NHS pensions, our accountancy and tax clients will be able to benefit from a holistic approach to their finances in real time. It’s a fantastic opportunity for the company to deliver a supreme service to our clients.”

The team are hosting a Healthcare Seminar suitable for doctors, dentists and other medical professionals on Tuesday 7 February at Holiday Inn Jesmond, Newcastle, from 8:30am – 10am. To book contact Gemma Graham by emailing [email protected] or book via Eventbrite here.

Robson Laidler is also a member of the Association of Independent Specialist Medical Accountants (AISMA), a national network of over 75 accountancy firms providing expert advice to medical practices, sessional GPs and hospital doctors. As well as the UK200 Group, the UK’s leading quality assured membership association of independent accountants and lawyers.