Costing conference 2021

Costing conference 2021

14 April 2021


The Institute’s annual costing conference provided the NHS with the latest developments and guidance in NHS costing, as well as increasing awareness of the collaborative approach needed to truly harness the power of data. The day included interactive workshops, case study examples and policy updates.


National Update
Chris Walters, Director of Pricing and Costing, NHS England and NHS Improvement Helen Laing, Deputy Director of Costing, NHS England and NHS Improvement

Using PLICS data to model workforce activity - we don't have permission to share these slides
Shyam Lamba and Katie Fozzard, NHS England and NHS Improvement Economics & Strategic Analysis Team

Raising awareness of costing both within and beyond the organisation
Ruth Jewell, Finance manager – Costing and Jo Cooper, Finance Performance and DQ Manager, Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust and Christian Rostock, Finance Manager, Cornwall Partnership NHS FT

Panel discussion session – Costing in a COVID world
Alex Meghen, Cost Accountant, Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust, Matt Miles, Senior Business Partner, Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust and David Tunstall, Senior Costing Accountant, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Using costing to support life changing, cost saving, clinical research
Claire Liddy, Managing Director of Innovation, Jason Dean, Service Improvement and Costing Accountant and Gerri Sefton, Lead Investigator and Advanced Nurse Practitioner, Alder Hey Children’s NHS FT

Workshop A – Developing a five-year costing and benchmarking strategy
Jennifer Powell, Head of Costing and Benchmarking, Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust

Workshop B – Data visualisation and embedding a data driven culture
Ella Worsdale, Head of Information, Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust

Workshop C – Using patient-level data to support the transformation of services and reduce waste
Joanna O’Brien, Deputy Director of Finance - Financial Recovery and Sustainability and Scott Hodgson – Head of Costing, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust

Workshop D – Improving the quality of non-financial data for costing community and mental health services
Chair: Howard Davis, Grant Thornton. Panel members: Andrea Bolton, Quality and Value Accountant, Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS FT, Paula Jones, Income and Cost Accountant, Wirral Community NHS FT, Fiona Boyle, NHS England and NHS Improvement and Lori Edwards Suarez, Clinical Analyst, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS FT

Workshop E – What do we mean by next generation costing and how can we use it to turn data into better healthcare
Martijn van Wagensveld, Principal and Co-founder and Scott Wadeson, Head of UK Analytics, LOGEX