Mark Orchard
President’s tour: West Midlands
by Mark Orchard
23 June 2017

What a privilege and a pleasure it really is to be your HFMA president this year. Yesterday (22 June), I visited the West Midlands as the third scheduled stop on my 13-leg 2017 branch tour.

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Mark Orchard
President's tour: London
by Mark Orchard
13 June 2017

I am writing this on the Monday after the general election result the Friday before. And being the first speaker at the HFMA London Branch conference, just a short walk away from Downing Street, I felt a responsibility to acknowledge the shock from delegates trying to fathom what happens next.

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Claire Raistrick
Your future starts here
by Claire Raistrick
13 June 2017

Claire Raistrick, Head of the HFMA Academy, gives a view on the delivery of the HFMA qualifications in healthcare business and finance. Previously, Claire has worked in higher education, healthcare and industry and brings experience from each of these areas to HFMA. She has a strong interest in online learning and her PhD is in Technology Enhanced Learning. In this interview, she talks about how the Academy delivers the qualifications and what learners can expect.

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Caroline Sayer
Achieving value for patients
by Caroline Sayer
17 May 2017

Opinion piece by Caroline Sayer, Chair at Camden CCG, on the need to encompass a whole pathway of care in order to achieve value for patients

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Paul Stanton
Governing for transformation
by Paul Stanton
08 May 2017

Paul Stanton, chief executive officer of Southminster Consultancy will be delivering the closing session at the Provider Faculty directors’ forum on 18 May in London, focusing on STPs and governance. In this blog, Paul addresses the impact of the decision to call a snap general election in June.

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Sam Dukes
Branching out
by Sam Dukes
11 April 2017

The recent HFMA branches conference highlighted the variety of ways branches are bringing their local finance communities closer together.

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Mark Orchard
President’s tour: Yorkshire and Humber
by Mark Orchard
30 January 2017

Writing this short blog on my long train journey home from Scunthorpe to Fareham, my thoughts turned to what I had taken away from the first of my 13 HFMA branch conference appearances as national president.

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John Yarnold
Clearing the STP obstacles
by John Yarnold
05 January 2017

Final sustainability and transformation plans (STPs) were published in the middle of December and now we can clearly see the gap between the ambition and reality.

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Dr Sally Lewis
Finance and medicine – a clash of worlds?
by Dr Sally Lewis
23 November 2016

The relationship between clinicians and financial managers in the NHS has often been fraught with tension and misunderstanding, but arguably has never been more important than in the current environment.

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 Nigel Davies
Keep abreast of NHS charity developments
by Nigel Davies
06 September 2016

The Charity Commission is, of course, keen for NHS practitioners to keep up-to-date with recent developments in charity accounting and governance, but we also want to hear their views on the future of charitable funds reporting.

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Ben Renshaw
HFMA Awards 2016 - embracing the digital age
by Ben Renshaw
13 June 2016

There are two particularly testing times of year in terms of the award programme and we are currently right in the midst of the first of these. There are a significant number of steps, procedures and actions that all need to take place before we can ‘press go’ on the HFMA National Healthcare Finance Awards each year in June.

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