Event / HFMA summer conference 2022 - Integrate and innovate

09:45, 13 July 2022 – 15:30, 15 July 2022 3 days Online

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Set across three days, the HFMA summer conference offered something for the entire finance function. This hybrid conference brought together all of the HFMA Hub networks including providers, commissioners, mental health and community organisations as well as those working at a system level.

Attendees experienced a varied and tailored programme, with a day of online workshops, as well as a digital exhibition and networking areas to meet with colleagues virtually. The last two days of the event were held in London, offering an opportunity for senior finance leaders to hear from thought-leaders and network with colleagues and commercial supporters in the face-to-face exhibition.


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Jul 13

    The NHS faces significant challenges in recovering the elective programme. There are c6 million patients on NHS waiting lists, some waiting in excess of 2 years. The most recent planning round focused on a one year plan to eradicate 104 week waits and to deliver 104% of weighted activity than in 2019/20. This is the first step in the elective recovery programme. There are challenges in retaining and recruiting workforce to deliver the plans and a reliance on transformation to step up activity levels. ICSs are embryonic with strategic planning emerging but largely reactive to the national strategy. In this session we will explore the key themes from the most recent planning round, what lessons can we learn and how systems can be more strategic and innovative in their planning.

    Dr Christine Armistead   / Director , Grant Thornton

    This session is for you if you feel like your confidence needs a bit of a boost. You may be suffering from Imposter Syndrome, or simply feel like you’re not achieving your full potential. There may be situations that you find particularly challenging such as job interviews, presentations or meetings. This 45 minute session will be packed with tips and practical ideas on how to get yourself in a positive frame of mind before a challenging situation, as well as advice on how to develop your confidence over the longer term.

    Pete English   / Independent consultant , Management Development Consultancy

    Resilience is at the heart of our ability to cope in pressured environments and a key tool to successful management in facing both personal and organisational challenge. In today’s world we face Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous (VUCA) environments more frequently. Developing both personal and organisational resilience is critical to not just succeeding in navigating our way through the challenges but also ensuring that we are taking care of our mental wellbeing. In this interactive session Neena will introduce some of the key concepts of both personal and organisational resilience. You will have an opportunity to reflect on your own approach towards improving personal resilience and to consider actions that can be taken as a finance team to improve departmental and organisational resilience.

    Neena Vivash  / HFMA tutor
    Hugo Vivash   / Professional facilitator , Peak 44

    During this session Nils will talk about how procurement data and technology can support identification and delivery of non pay value and savings. Nils will outline what national services and technology solutions exist for NHS organisations, with a specific focus on NHS Spend Comparison Service and the new health family e-commercial system, Atamis. NHS Spend Comparison Service aggregates accounts payable and purchase order data from NHS providers to create insight into potential savings opportunities. Atamis, which was selected by DHSC and is made available for the whole health family, already provides over 80 organisations with a single view of NHS commercial pipeline, projects, contracts and supplier intelligence.

    Nils van de Winkel   / Head of procurement data and performance , NHS England

    Outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy (OPAT) services first appeared in the UK over 20 years ago and have demonstrated they can significantly reduce bed days, admissions, cost, and improve patient experience. This session will discuss how York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has saved over 11,000 bed days through the service since January 2019. It will explore how the trust is seeking to support further restoration and recovery with a robust evaluation of their service, through the use of data, and a structured route to scale the approach to every patient who could benefit.

    Katie Holgate   / OPAT specialist nurse , Yorkshire and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

    People perform best when they are happy and in good health. The wellbeing of NHS staff has never been more important as we recover from the pandemic and focus on reducing elective waiting lists. Our health and levels of workplace contentment are linked to the environments we live and work within. In this session we will hear how improving the NHS estate, including key worker housing, can make the NHS a more attractive employer and have a positive effect on retention and recruitment.

    Phil Holland   / Chief investment officer , Prime
    Kim Barnes   / Associate director , Prime

    This session will showcase a current example of how working in collaboration with procurement, finance and clinical teams has enabled an innovative “off script” wound dressings solution to be identified and piloted across the Lancashire and South Cumbria Health and Care Partnership ICS. Identifying the opportunity to transform the supply chain pathway for wound care, and responding to the need for improved efficiency, the project team have jointly developed a solution which enables both standardisation of care and simplification of the overall process. The pilot also aims to improve data capture for this pathway to further increase long term value across the system, ultimately supporting the provision of improved patient care

    Colin McCready   / Chief finance officer , NHS Supply Chain
    Hamish Makanji   / Head of customer relationship management , NHS Supply Chain
    Shona McDonald   / Project lead , NHS Supply Chain
    Mike Doyle   / Deputy director , Lancashire Procurement Cluster
    Clare Moss   / Head of medicines optimisation , NHS Midlands and Lancashire Commissioning Support Unit
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