Debbie Paterson
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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Debbie Paterson
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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Debbie Paterson
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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Debbie Paterson
Subsidiaries: getting to grips with the detail
by Debbie Paterson
13 April 2018

Health economies are showing increasing interest in using wholly-owned subsidiaries to deliver services such as estates and facilities management and outpatient pharmacy. But this takes some finance teams outside their comfort zones.

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Debbie Paterson
Don’t play the waiting game on leasing changes
by Debbie Paterson
01 March 2018

The NHS may be waiting for Treasury guidance to understand fully the implications of new accounting rules for leasing, but local bodies need to start preparing for the change now.

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Debbie Paterson
Checklist for reorganisation
by Debbie Paterson
17 November 2017

In an era of system working and partnership, mergers have taken a back seat. But formal restructuring is still a live issue in some areas and there is practical help available to support finance teams.

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Debbie Paterson
A problem shared
by Debbie Paterson
04 August 2017

People make partnership working a success but it is important to understand the framework in which all partners are operating. The HFMA has produced guidance to help members decide what are the important questions they must ask when developing new ways of working.

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