Emma Knowles
Targeting sustainable external audit
by Emma Knowles
02 March 2021

A solution is needed to address continuing worries about a broken external audit model in the NHS. But there are steps NHS bodies and auditors can take in the meantime.

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What to do about external audit in the NHS?
by Emma Knowles
28 October 2020

All is not well in the world of local public sector audit. Those NHS organisations that have not tried to appoint new external auditors recently may be blissfully unaware of the issues that are unfolding and which look likely to get worse before they get better.

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An opportunity to reset the financial regime
by Emma Knowles
24 June 2020

The NHS has already made fundamental changes to the way it delivers services in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. These have not only been in frontline care – for example increasing capacity, establishing patient pathways and the rapid introduction of virtual consultations – but in various financing and governance arrangements that underpin the service. There is now a chance to establish a new financial regime that builds on these arrangements and helps the NHS meet its future objectives.

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Responding to Covid-19
by Emma Knowles
20 March 2020

NHS finance staff have a major role in supporting the frontline clinical response to the coronavirus outbreak

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Finance has its say on pension plan
by Emma Knowles
08 November 2019

Finance practitioners call for different approach to pension tax problem

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Voyage of discovery
by Emma Knowles
17 July 2019

NHS finance has a diversity problem in higher paid roles, but it is on a journey of improvement

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Pensions: assessing the annual allowance impact
by Emma Knowles
30 May 2019

The HFMA wants to understand more about the impact of changes to the annual allowance

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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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