Bermuda Shorts 19: lockdown diary 2
Bermuda Shorts 19: lockdown diary 2
by Bill Shields
07 July 2020

Covid-19 has presented many challenges to Bermuda’s health services, including the procurement of PPE and staffing pressures. But it will also have a financial impact and raises questions about how services should be funded moving forward.

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Wales finance regime changes to support bodies with historical deficits
Wales finance regime changes to support bodies with historical deficits
by Seamus Ward
06 July 2020

NHS bodies in Wales will no longer have to repay strategic cash support and if they achieve their three-year break-even duty will not have to recover their historical deficits, Wales health and social services minister Vaughan Gething has announced.

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Covid-19 update: 3 July
Covid-19 update: 3 July
by Steve Brown
03 July 2020

Leicester became the first city to be subject to specific lockdown measures this week after the government showed its readiness to clamp back down when necessary despite easing restrictions generally.

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The road over the pandemic bridge to the new normal city – with Baxter
The road over the pandemic bridge to the new normal city – with Baxter
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03 July 2020

Over the last few months we have experienced something that is unrivalled in living memory – a global pandemic. COVID-19 has hit healthcare systems like a tornado, lifting up areas and placing them elsewhere, causing a whirlwind of activity not seen in recent times.

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NHS sustainability in a changing world
NHS sustainability in a changing world
by Dave Stacey
02 July 2020

Where does climate change rank in the complex and increasingly crowded NHS agenda? And where do finance professionals fit in?

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Applying finance skills to PPE (#DoingOurBit)
Applying finance skills to PPE (#DoingOurBit)
by Seamus Ward
02 July 2020

The changes in the finance regime in response to the Covid outbreak have given some finance staff a chance to use their skills in a different way to benefit patients and the wider organisation. For Karen Mascia, associate director of finance at Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust, and other members of her team, this meant volunteering to help organise the trust’s supply of personal protective equipment (PPE).

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Stevens says Nightingale approach will boost diagnostic capacity
Stevens says Nightingale approach will boost diagnostic capacity
by Seamus Ward
02 July 2020

The NHS in England is to repurpose existing buildings, taking a ‘Nightingale-type approach’ to tackling the diagnostic pinch points in waiting lists as services reopen.

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PM’s capital boost welcome, but not enough, NHS bodies say
PM’s capital boost welcome, but not enough, NHS bodies say
by Seamus Ward
02 July 2020

The government has boosted NHS capital spending by £1.5bn this year, but health service membership bodies said more is needed to counteract years of underfunding and the effects of Covid-19.

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Financial pride
Financial pride
by Mark Knight
01 July 2020

Promoting best practice in financial management and governance is a core component of the HFMA’s mission. And our awards programme is one of the main ways we showcase and celebrate this best practice.

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Covid-19 update: 26 June
Covid-19 update: 26 June
by Steve Brown
26 June 2020

The major relaxation of lockdown restrictions, which dominated this week’s headlines, has put an increased focus on the country’s test and trace system.

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