Sarah Day
Not far enough
by Sarah Day
24 September 2021

Additional social care funding will focus on capping care costs for individuals. But this does not start to address the underfunding of local authorities to meet growing demand and improve the financial sustainability of the sector

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Staying aware
by Sarah Day
13 May 2021

Covid-19 has put mental health services under the spotlight, dramatically increasing demand for services while also making more people aware of the challenges facing individuals and the pressure on existing services. Mental Health Awareness week provides an opportunity to reflect on the challenges ahead and also to self-check our own wellbeing.

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Investing in dignity
by Sarah Day
12 February 2021

Proposed changes to mental health legislation aim to put patients at the centre of decisions about their care and ensure they are treated with dignity. But these sentiments will need to be backed up with appropriate funding.

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The value of community services
by Sarah Day
13 August 2020

NHS community services have played a key role in the overall NHS response to Covid-19. At the very early stages of the pandemic, community services trusts and providers were asked to support the rapid discharge of patients from acute settings as beds were emptied in anticipation of increasing Covid-19 cases.

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Ready and able
by Sarah Day
09 May 2019

NHS finance function in good condition to meet long-term plan challenge

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Integration – learning the lessons
by Sarah Day
08 March 2019

Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have been pursuing closer working between health and social care for years. So, what can England learn from their experience?

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Clarity needed on assessment of mental health priorities
by Sarah Day
22 February 2019

More guidance needed on how to effectively measure mental health investment

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Ensuring financial fitness
by Sarah Day
28 August 2018

Sharing and celebrating best practice – for example through the HFMA Healthcare Finance Awards – and focusing on progression will help the finance function prepare for its role in a more integrated NHS

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