Digital key to future success
Digital key to future success
by Seamus Ward
17 May 2022

A robust digital infrastructure is essential if the NHS is to address its challenges, including tackling inequalities, enhancing outcomes, and improving value for money, the HFMA Delivering value through digital technologies conference heard.

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MPs condemn government response to pandemic backlog
MPs condemn government response to pandemic backlog
by Seamus Ward
13 May 2022

The Commons Health and Social Care Committee has criticised the government’s rejection of its recommendations on recovering NHS backlogs.

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Financial boost for care home nursing
Financial boost for care home nursing
by Seamus Ward
12 May 2022

The Department of Health and Social Care has announced an increase in funding for NHS nursing in care homes to better reflect the cost of providing the service.

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Staff plan needed for elective recovery
Staff plan needed for elective recovery
by Seamus Ward
05 May 2022

Ideas for increasing staffing to support elective recovery are welcome, but the NHS needs a fully funded workforce plan to tackle waiting lists, according to NHS Providers.

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GIRFT calls for capital investment in stroke services
GIRFT calls for capital investment in stroke services
by Steve Brown
05 May 2022

Workforce issues and capital investment are some of the biggest constraints to improving access to thrombectomy, according to a report from the Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT) team on stroke services.

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Boards given digital transformation advice
Boards given digital transformation advice
by Seamus Ward
04 May 2022

Trust leaders can make the most of the opportunities offered by digital transformation, and avoid common mistakes, by adopting eight principles for successful delivery, according to NHS Providers.

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More data needed to understand virtual benefits
More data needed to understand virtual benefits
by Andrew Bone
04 May 2022

Video consultations are here to stay, bringing benefits for patients and clinicians. But there is still some way to go to understand the financial impact.

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Year-end audit: targeting a smooth operation
Year-end audit: targeting a smooth operation
by Lisa Robertson
28 April 2022

Finance teams can only breathe a very short sigh of relief, after pulling together another year’s set of financial statements, as they move swiftly onto the year-end audit. For many, this year is set to be another challenging audit cycle, with tight timelines and often complex issues to resolve.

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Call for fundamental overhaul of clinical negligence process
Call for fundamental overhaul of clinical negligence process
by Seamus Ward
28 April 2022

MPs have called for a radical reform of clinical negligence compensation to deliver payments to patients faster, incentivise improvements in care, and reduce costs.

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Systems must fully fund virtual wards from 2024/25
Systems must fully fund virtual wards from 2024/25
by Seamus Ward
27 April 2022

NHS England and NHS Improvement have provided funding for the development of virtual wards over the next two years, but warned that systems must include the remote monitoring schemes in long-term strategies and spending plans from 2024/25.

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