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Healthcare is a diverse and fast changing sector. Healthcare providers face both regulatory and operational challenges, presenting both risks and opportunities to providers.

Moore Stephens works with a long and varied list of clients, ranging from medical practitioners to care providers. Our team is made up of experienced professionals who have a thorough understanding of the healthcare sector. Our aim is to listen to our clients and deliver innovative and bespoke solutions. We can help with and your business with outsourcing, business tax, corporate finance, corporate advisory services, employment taxes, risk management and VAT.

Care sector

With an ageing population and an increasing number of individuals opting for early retirement, private residential care continues to be a key area for the healthcare industry and the economy generally. However, the pressures on local authority funding, together with the increased costs that care homes are facing, means that those involved in the care sector are facing up to as challenging a time as they’ve ever known.

Moore Stephens’ dedicated Healthcare team has a wealth of experience in the sector and acts for a wide range of clients regarding care homes, nursing homes and retirement homes for the elderly.

Whether you’re after assistance with your accounts, tax returns, VAT advice, financial advice in difficult times or you’re looking to buy or sell a care home, Moore Stephens has the professional resources to help you stay more connected. We can provide as little or as much support as needed.

Contact us to see how we could help you, and your care home, thrive in a changing world.


The increased emphasis on transparency and patient choice, together with the new clinical indicators will increase the pressure for GP practices to achieve higher QOF scores. New regulations will see major changes to NHS pensions and superannuation rates for many healthcare professionals and their businesses. Taking the two together means that you need to ensure your business is in the best possible shape.

Our healthcare specialists have a wealth of experience and act for a wide range of clients including GP practices, consultants, hospital doctors and locums. Robert Branch (Moore Stephens Bath) is a member of the Association of Independent Specialist Medical Accountants.

We also issue a number of publications specifically aimed at the medical sector, including a quarterly update on ‘hot topics’ that are impacting the medical sector as well as an annual GP benchmarking survey.

Our services to the medical sector include:

·         superannuation and pension contributions

·         compliance work: completion of accounts and self assessment tax returns

·         retirement planning

·         advise to dispensing practices on VAT issues

·         advice on surgery premises, including notional rent and borrowing costs

·         leasing to third party tenants

·         practice mergers

·         partnership changes: profit projections and implications of partners joining and leaving

·         financial and tax implications of leasing v buying

·         advice on booking systems and record keeping

·         expense claims and deferment forms

·         cashflow projections and business plans

·         capital allowances surveys