HFMA Awards 12
During the Awards ceremony, which took place in central London on 6 December, the HFMA also honoured one individual who has made a sustained and substantial contribution to the life and work of the association – NHS deputy chief executive David Flory, who received an honorary fellowship. After six years leading the NHS finance function in England, he has been appointed chief executive of the NHS Trust Development Authority.

HFMA president Sue Jacques, who sat on a number of judging panels, said the awards showcased and celebrated the best of NHS finance across the UK.

‘The NHS faces a challenging financial agenda so, more than ever, it is important that we share best practice and new ways of working. The HFMA Awards are a fantastic opportunity to do this and show how our profession is making a difference,’ she added.

HFMA Award winners 2012



Accounts Team of the Year Award
In Association With: The Department of Health Sponsored by: KPMG

WINNER: Alder Hey Children’s Hospital NHS FT

Dorset County Hospital NHS FT

Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust

NHS Dorset

Working with Finance - Clinician of the Year Award

In Association With: The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges Sponsored by: Allocate Software

George Findlay, Cardiff & Vale UHB

Johan Waktare, Liverpool Heart & Chest Hospital NHS FT

WINNER: Malik Ramadhan, Barts Health NHS Trust

Costing Award
Sponsored by: Healthcost

Chelsea & Westminster Hospital NHS FT

Liverpool Heart & Chest Hospital NHS FT

WINNER: The Christie NHS FT

Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS FT

Deputy Finance Director of the Year Award
Sponsored by: NHS Supply Chain

Ann McBrien, Belfast Health and Social Care Trust

WINNER: Richard Wheeler, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust

Mike Piercy, Camden and Islington NHS FT

Efficiency Award
Sponsored by: HCS Care Coordination

Chelsea & Westminster Hospital NHS FT

WINNER: Countess of Chester NHS FT / Wirral University Hospital NHS FT

Great Western Hospitals NHS FT

Health & Social Care Board Northern Ireland

Finance Director of the Year Award
Sponsored by: Zurich Municipal

WINNER: Caroline Clarke, Royal Free London NHS FT

Ismail Hafeji, Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS FT

Rob Forster, Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS FT

Tim Goodson, NHS Dorset

Governance Award
Sponsored by: ACCA

Basildon & Thurrock University Hospitals NHS FT

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust / EMIAS – Counter Fraud Entry

WINNER: Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust / EMIAS - Internal Audit Entry

Mersey Internal Audit Agency

Havelock Training Award
Sponsored by: CIMA

WINNER: Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS FT

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS FT

University College London Hospitals NHS FT