Mark Orchard
President's tour: Kent, Surrey and Sussex
by Mark Orchard
17 October 2017

The eighth leg of my 2017 HFMA thirteen branch tour took me to Ashford where I was the opening speaker at their 24-hour learning event 'Lucky for sum' (the event started on Friday 13th).

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Chris Calkin
All in a day’s work!
by Chris Calkin
11 October 2017

Chris Calkin reflects on the development of the NHS Operating Games, looking at feedback from NHS organisations and how the training tools support staff development.

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Darryl Howes
Networking and the hidden opportunities that pass us by
by Darryl Howes
10 October 2017

Are we missing out on some of the less obvious opportunities to network and should we re-think our people networking strategy?

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Mark Orchard
President's tour: South West
by Mark Orchard
03 October 2017

The HFMA South West annual conference represented the eighth leg of my 13 branch UK tour and was always going to be a personal highlight. After all, the South West is my branch. I am a past chair of HFMA South West and remain a proud member and still serve on the committee.

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Mark Orchard
President’s tour: Wales
by Mark Orchard
29 September 2017

For as long as I can remember, HFMA Wales has been renowned as a branch built on solid foundations and enabling a strong professional network to thrive for the benefit of the nation it serves.

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Mark Orchard
President’s tour: South Central
by Mark Orchard
15 September 2017

The HFMA’s South Central Branch is close to my heart. Not only have I lived in this patch for over a decade, I’ve spent three years of my career here navigating the transition between the pre- and post-Lansley NHS reforms. So stepping into the room – on this the fifth leg of my tour of all HFMA branches – felt a bit like a reunion for me. And it was great to catch up with friends and colleagues.

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Bob Baker
Module insight: Personal effectiveness and leadership
by Bob Baker
15 August 2017

Bob Baker is the leader for the module Personal effectiveness and leadership, provided as part of the HFMA Qualification programme. He shares his experience of designing and running this popular module.

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Letsie Tilley - Qualifications
Module insight: Comparative healthcare systems
by Letsie Tilley - Qualifications
26 July 2017

Letsie Tilley gives an insight into HFMA Qualifications module ‘Comparative healthcare systems’. If you are interested in studying an HFMA Qualification and would like to understand more about the module content, this article will give you further insight into what is available.

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Mark Orchard
President's tour: North West
by Mark Orchard
30 June 2017

The North West is nationally renowned for leading the way on finance skills development. So it was especially rewarding for me to revisit this branch conference in the Blackpool venue that I had originally addressed some years ago during the launch of Future-Focused Finance.

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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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