Steve Brown
Population health – one step backwards
by Steve Brown
06 April 2022

The spring statement’s failure to increase benefits in line with inflation undermines calls to focus on population health

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A change of direction on costing?
by Steve Brown
03 February 2022

Are costing practitioners’ concerns about overly complex costing guidance being heard?

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New payment system presents opportunities and challenges
by Steve Brown
14 January 2022

The aligned payment and incentive system will provide a single framework for secondary care financial flows, but the real test will be if it encourages system working

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HFMA 2020: diversity and technology take centre stage
by Steve Brown
17 December 2020

In wide-ranging presentations at this year’s HFMA annual conference at the beginning of December, speakers kept returning to three issues: diversity, the increasing role of technology and how the finance function can reshape itself to keep adding value.

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Costing's difficult year
by Steve Brown
11 June 2020

Covid-19 has had a wide-ranging impact on the NHS. It has taken a devastating toll in terms of lives lost and has stressed the service’s capacity and emergency preparedness to an unprecedented extent. But the timing of the outbreak also has repercussions for the national programme to introduce patient-level costing across all NHS providers in England.

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System by default
by Steve Brown
06 February 2020

New planning guidance confirms system first approach

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HFMA 2019: Finance function starts to map out future role
by Steve Brown
12 December 2019

There was a very definite focus on the future at the HFMA annual conference in London at the beginning of December as delegates thought through what will be needed to deliver sustainable services over the next decade and beyond.

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Pension equity
by Steve Brown
02 October 2019

Pension flexibilities should not be restricted to clinicians

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