Emma Knowles
Huge potential in dual roles
by Emma Knowles
14 February 2019

Dual role chief finance officers working across the NHS and local government could have major impact

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Getting a patient perspective
by Emma Knowles
11 October 2018

As health services look to transform services, the focus must be on the patient experience.

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Leading questions
by Emma Knowles
20 July 2018

Worrying vacancy rates among NHS directors need to be addressed

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Shaping our support
by Emma Knowles
11 May 2018

HFMA members are being invited to help the HFMA prioritise its work programme

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Knowing the finance team
by Emma Knowles
04 May 2018

The latest finance function census and staff attitudes survey provide an insight into the make-up, career paths and views of NHS finance teams.

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The continued importance of efficiency
by Emma Knowles
12 January 2018

Calls for increased NHS funding are growing louder – and are hard to argue against. But even if new funds are made available, the NHS will need to push even harder on efficiency.

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Difficult decisions ahead
by Emma Knowles
24 November 2017

This week’s Budget was a mixed blessing. On one hand the increased funding for the NHS was more than had been expected. On the other hand, the amounts promised are not sufficient to solve the financial challenges facing the NHS. Difficult decisions will have to be made about what can be delivered within the funding available.

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Time to hear the finance voice
by Emma Knowles
22 September 2017

Lots of media space and time is dedicated to NHS staffing issues. Is pay at the right level? Are work pressures increasing? And what is the overall impact on morale and levels of job satisfaction? Almost exclusively the attention is on front line staff – but finance staff face many of the same pressures and challenges.

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