Steve Brown
HFMA 2018: credible solution needed to workforce challenge
by Steve Brown
13 December 2018

Workforce issues need to be front and centre when the NHS long-term plan is published. This was one of the key messages that emerged from the HFMA annual conference in London last week.

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Challenge remains despite Budget increase
by Steve Brown
01 November 2018

NHS faces major challenges despite confirmation of multi-year NHS settlement

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The patience deficit
by Steve Brown
04 October 2018

The 10-year plan needs to set credible expectations for how quickly change can be achieved.

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Convergence 2.0: lessons in integration
by Steve Brown
12 July 2018

Trust is paramount in system working and new payment systems may be important, but not yet, according to presentations at the HFMA Convergence 2.0 conference.

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Time to focus on transformation
by Steve Brown
22 June 2018

New funding may not be as much as hoped for. But the focus must now be on agreeing an achievable long-term plan and accelerating transformation programmes.

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NHS needs to get up to speed with apprenticeship levy
by Steve Brown
05 January 2018

The apprenticeship levy has lots of worthwhile ambitions, but from the health service’s perspective it is hard not to see it simply as an additional cost burden in 2017/18.

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Future vision, short term focus
by Steve Brown
14 December 2017

Last week’s HFMA annual conference, bringing together some 650 NHS finance managers from across the UK, had one eye on the service’s long-term sustainability. But with extreme financial challenges facing the service right now, the other eye was firmly focused on the pressures and challenges facing services right now.

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Squaring up to the time pressure
by Steve Brown
27 October 2017

As if the short term must-dos around quality, access and finance aren’t enough, the NHS needs to invest time in future sustainability.

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