Debbie Paterson
Year-end stocktake
by Debbie Paterson
26 July 2021

‘It’s been a difficult year’, ‘these unusual times’, ‘unlike any other’ – phrases that we have heard again and again this year. And they can be applied to the preparation and audit of the 2020/21 annual report and accounts.

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Audit lessons: time to focus on more than the bottom line
by Debbie Paterson
03 February 2021

This year’s audit report on the Department of Health and Social Care’s accounts covers five very different issues. Some of these are one-off in nature, but others could have an ongoing impact.

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Covid shifts the focus for NHS charities
by Debbie Paterson
20 August 2020

Coronavirus has led NHS charities to move from being predominantly fundraising bodies to ones that receive and distribute donations from a grateful public. But they need support and guidance to fulfil this changing role

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Audit is key concern in year-end process
by Debbie Paterson
05 September 2019

HFMA year-end survey highlights audit as rising concern

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Be clear about the reason for legislative change
by Debbie Paterson
26 April 2019

For legislative change to work, you need to be clear about the intended outcome

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Building relationships
by Debbie Paterson
16 November 2018

Changes are needed to the capital system, but estates and finance staff also need to work better together and speak each other’s language

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Capital ideas
by Debbie Paterson
26 October 2018

The NHS needs a new system to allocate capital to support investment in transformation

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Are you ready for reporting change?
by Debbie Paterson
06 August 2018

Three new accounting standards come into force over the next two years and NHS bodies need to prepare now.

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