The Public Accounts Committee has published a highly critical report about the lack of progress in the government new hospital programme. The MPs said they had no confidence that the government would deliver the new hospitals it promised by the 2030 target date. It raised concerns that hospitals would be built too small and that there would be insufficient funds to build all the hospitals as planned. The report also made a number of recommendations to support swifter action to tackle reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete in hospital buildings. (See News.)
Hardev Virdee, group chief finance officer for Barts Health NHS Trust, has been named the 2023 HFMA Finance Director of the Year.
The December 2023 issue of the HFMA's Healthcare Finance magazine.