Covid-19 update: 22 January
Covid-19 update: 22 January
by Steve Brown
22 January 2021

There was conflicting news this week on the levels of Covid-19 infection in the community. But there was no confusion over the impact the virus is having, with daily deaths hitting an alarming level and the NHS continuing to be under intense pressure.

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Contract management – make an impact on financial health with Prochainmatrix
Contract management – make an impact on financial health with Prochainmatrix
by Paid content
22 January 2021

Most organisations struggle with a coherent enterprise-wide contracts management strategy. The management of contracts tends to be devolved to a procurement department function. Challenges with resources on capacity and capability, as well as lack of digital infrastructure, expose the organisation to increased risk, loss of income and wasted opportunities and promote silo-working.

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Calls mount for ‘meaningful’ pay rise for NHS staff
Calls mount for ‘meaningful’ pay rise for NHS staff
by Steve Brown
20 January 2021

The government is coming under increasing pressure to deliver a significant pay increase for NHS staff in 2021/22 and to ensure this is fully funded.

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Good governance during Covid gives pointers to the future
Good governance during Covid gives pointers to the future
by Seamus Ward
20 January 2021

NHS bodies in Wales have largely maintained good governance during the Covid-19 pandemic despite revised arrangements, and should consider retaining some of these changes in a post-pandemic world, according to Audit Wales.

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Bermuda Shorts 21: 2020 hindsight
Bermuda Shorts 21: 2020 hindsight
by Bill Shields
18 January 2021

Bermuda Hospitals Board’s chief financial officer reflects on a difficult nine months for all health systems and looks ahead to the immediate and longer-term challenges in 2021

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Covid-19 update: 15 January
Covid-19 update: 15 January
by Steve Brown
15 January 2021

This week saw the start of daily reports on progress with the Covid-19 vaccination programme, with concerns that it is not moving fast enough to meet the government’s February target, while Scotland became the first home nation to further tighten lockdown restrictions.

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Views sought on National Cost Collection for 2020/21
Views sought on National Cost Collection for 2020/21
by Steve Brown
14 January 2021

The National Cost Collection for 2020/21 looks likely to go ahead although NHS England and NHS Improvement are considering delaying the submission until the autumn to take account of pressures on costing teams.

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Financial arrangements extended
Financial arrangements extended
by Seamus Ward
14 January 2021

NHS England and NHS Improvement have decided to roll over current financial arrangements into the first quarter of 2021/22.

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Support now and in the future
Support now and in the future
by Mark Knight
14 January 2021

The country should be proud of the whole NHS community – both those on the frontline and in support roles – for its response to the Covid-19 pandemic. All NHS staff deserve the country’s and the government’s on-going support, but we also need to ensure the service is better prepared and properly funded for future challenges.

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NICE focus: support for care of long Covid
NICE focus: support for care of long Covid
by Gary Shield
14 January 2021

While the NHS remains focused on meeting the urgent needs of patients with acute Covid-19, a new guideline from NICE covers the care of those suffering from longer term impacts of the virus.

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