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Edinburgh
+44 (0)131 225 6366

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+44 (0)141 777 6226

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+44 (0)1389 765238

Hamilton
+44 (0)1698 459444

Stirling
+44 (0)1786 451745
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Healthcare

Observing that the demographic trend of an ageing population is leading to an inexorable rise in the level of demand for healthcare services, we established our specialist healthcare division in 2010 to consolidate our wealth of experience in this burgeoning sector.

FD Healthcare comprises a team of partners with extensive healthcare experience and expertise spanning the full range of financial disciplines.

Facilitating the cross-fertilisation of ideas and solutions, we meet on a regular basis to discuss all the latest issues impacting on the healthcare sector.

With extensive experience in this sector, we offer clients an FD Healthcare quality guarantee.

We take a healthy interest in your affairs.

 

Care Homes

Whilst the grading of care homes by the Care Inspectorate enables the best private sector operators to attract service users willing to pay for a service superior to that available in the public sector, amongst the various issues affecting the care home sector are: lending restraints; the challenges in recruiting and retaining qualified and trained staff, business succession and trends towards domiciliary care.

There are a number of highly geared operators in this sector, which makes cashflow an issue and, as care homes are staff intensive, changes in pension legislation will inevitably result in rising costs for operators.

FD Healthcare works closely with clients to provide a partner-led service that addresses these and other issues head-on. We work as a team to deliver a range of service lines, from tax advice to corporate finance, audit and business services advice.

We actively network with other professionals operating within the sector and attend regular forums to keep ourselves up to date with all the latest developments impacting on this market.

Our services include:

  • preparation of financial budgets
  • strategic planning
  • business acquisitions and disposals
  • capital allowance reviews
  • audit and accountancy compliance
  • tax compliance
  • tax planning, corporate and personal
  • business valuations
  • book-keeping and payroll benchmarking

We care about the health of your business.

 

GPs and Medical Professionals

The framework within which GPs operate is characterised by stagnating income and increasing overheads due to rising staff costs. Whilst tax planning is a perennial issue, doctors are increasingly seeking advice on the impact of recent changes to pension legislation.

The experienced team of experts that comprise FD Healthcare has been active in the GP and medical professional sector for decades. We work for a significant number of medical practices across Scotland’s central belt.

We know just how busy GPs can be. That’s why we make a point of coming to see you in your own medical practice. We focus on service and offer a fully integrated accounts and tax team approach.

We actively network with other professionals operating within the sector and attend regular forums to keep ourselves up to date with all the latest developments impacting on this market.

The services we provide to GPs and other medical professionals include:

  • preparation of detailed practice accounts
  • preparation of superannuation certificates
  • advising on incoming and exiting partners
  • strategic tax planning
  • pensions and retirement planning
  • wealth management
  • budgets and cash flow forecasting
  • financial management
  • payroll
  • advising on partnership arrangements and property ownership

We give your accounts a regular health check.

 

Dentists

Dentists operate within a market characterised by stagnating income from the NHS, a drive towards private fee top-ups and rising costs. Whilst business structure and tax arrangements for associates are issues affecting many dental practices, other topics of interest include compliance, government directives, exit routes and capital allowance reviews.

The experienced team of experts that comprise FD Healthcare has been active in the dental sector for many years. We work for a significant number of dental practices across Scotland’s central belt.

With a focus on service, we offer a fully integrated accounts and tax team approach.

We actively network with other professionals operating within the sector and attend regular forums to keep ourselves up to date with all the latest developments impacting on this market.

The services we provide to dentists include:

  • the preparation of detailed annual accounts
  • benchmarking
  • partnership arrangements
  • incorporations
  • share structures
  • strategic tax planning
  • corporate and personal budgeting and cashflow forecasts
  • payroll
  • advising on property ownership
  • management accounts
  • pensions and wealth management
  • capital allowance reviews and financing

We’ll get our teeth into your financial affairs.

 

Opticians

Opticians operate within a fiercely competitive market; with independent operators competing against national chains with multiple outlets, affording them economies of scale and buying power.

The experienced team of experts that comprise FD Healthcare has been active in the optical sector for many years. We work for a number of independent opticians across Scotland’s central belt and, in addition to arranging the sale and acquisition of opticians, have experience in helping opticians grow organically from a single to a multiple outlet practice.

We actively network with other professionals operating within the sector and attend regular forums to keep ourselves up to date with all the latest developments impacting on this market.

The services we provide to opticians include:

  • the preparation of detailed annual accounts
  • book-keeping
  • management accounts
  • specialist VAT advice
  • VAT returns
  • acquisitions and disposals
  • strategic tax planning
  • business structures
  • tax compliance
  • payroll
  • financial due diligence

We’ll help you see your financial outlook more clearly.

 

Pharmacies

The market within which pharmacies operate is renowned for its competitiveness; with independent operators competing against national chains with multiple outlets.

The experienced team of experts that comprise FD Healthcare has been active in the pharmaceutical sector for many years. We work for a number of independent pharmacies across Scotland’s central belt and, in addition to arranging the sale and acquisition of pharmacies, have experience in helping chemists grow organically from a single to a multiple outlet practice.

We actively network with other professionals operating within the sector and attend regular forums to keep ourselves up to date with all the latest developments impacting on this market.

The services we provide to chemists include:

  • the preparation of detailed annual accounts
  • management accounts
  • book-keeping
  • specialist VAT advice
  • VAT returns
  • tax planning
  • tax compliance
  • pensions and wealth management
  • budgeting and cash flow forecasting
  • strategic advice
  • acquisitions and disposals
  • financing

We’ve got the remedy for your financial ailments.