Unlocking potential of all
Unlocking potential of all
by Alex Gild
24 April 2018

We need to do more than make progress on equality and diversity

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Ethically speaking
Ethically speaking
by Lisa Robertson
19 April 2018

Ethical responsibility is at the heart of the accountant's role and integral to governance and accountability in the NHS. A new HFMA briefing reminds finance staff and other stakeholders of these responsibilities.

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Subsidiaries: getting to grips with the detail
Subsidiaries: getting to grips with the detail
by Debbie Paterson
12 April 2018

Health economies are showing increasing interest in using wholly-owned subsidiaries to deliver services such as estates and facilities management and outpatient pharmacy. But this takes some finance teams outside their comfort zones.

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Confederation calls for action on NHS performance
Confederation calls for action on NHS performance
by Seamus Ward
12 April 2018

The NHS in England must address quickly its performance against targets to prevent the suffering for thousands of patients, according to the NHS Confederation.

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Further push needed to deliver costing potential
Further push needed to deliver costing potential
by Catherine Mitchell
04 April 2018

There has been some major progress in recent years with NHS costing as the service moves towards using a common approach to costing at the patient level. But there is still a huge amount to be done to realise costing’s full potential.

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Commissioning underspend forecast despite CCG financial issues
Commissioning underspend forecast despite CCG financial issues
by Seamus Ward
29 March 2018

Clinical commissioning groups are likely to end the financial year with an aggregate overspend of between £300m and £400m, according to NHS England board papers.

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Lean food for thought
Lean food for thought
by Alex Gild
28 March 2018

Integrating care is the right response to the NHS’s challenges, but we also need evidenced approaches that assure operational efficiency, reduce waste and drive continuous improvement in safety and quality.

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£760m of capital funding allocated
£760m of capital funding allocated
by Seamus Ward
28 March 2018

The Department of Health and Social Care has announced the first allocation of additional capital funding that was unveiled in November’s Budget.

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Pay deal aims to recruit and retain NHS staff
Pay deal aims to recruit and retain NHS staff
by Seamus Ward
28 March 2018

A deal giving Agenda for Change staff pay rises of between 6.5% and 29% over three years has been agreed between the unions and ministers, who have moved to boost the service’s ability to attract and retain staff

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Quality, morale and financial position are top concerns for finance directors
Quality, morale and financial position are top concerns for finance directors
by Seamus Ward
28 March 2018

Almost two-thirds of commissioner and provider finance directors believe the quality of patient care had deteriorated in the last year, according to the King’s Fund Quarterly monitoring report.

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