Do you want to keep abreast of the latest in NHS finance and find out what your colleagues around the country are doing when faced with similar challenges?
If so then HFMATalk is the podcast for you. In every episode we will explore the topics that are of interest to you and shine a light on good practice in NHS finance and governance.
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19: Auditing the 2019/20 annual accounts during Covid-19
Debbie Paterson, policy and technical manager at the HFMA and Mark Stocks, head of public sector assurance at Grant Thornton, talk about adjustments that have been made to the audit of the 2019/20 annual accounts as a result of the pandemic, both within the accounts, and to the auditing process itself. Debbie and Mark also discuss issues that have arisen to the audit process so far, as well as changes already being planned for next year’s audits.
Note: This podcast was recorded before NHSE&I's Statement to support provider and commissioner forecasting was published on 27 May 2020.
18: The local authority and social care response to Covid-19
Rob Whiteman, chief executive of CIPFA, discusses the local government response to Covid-19. As the NHS and social care have worked together closely to support their local communities, Rob talks about this positive working relationship as well as how the pandemic has impacted almost every facet of service delivery within social care.
17: Covid-19: A commissioning perspective
Mark Bakewell, chief financial officer for both Liverpool and Knowsley CCGs, shares his experience of the pandemic. Discussing the challenges that his organisations have faced, Mark emphasises the value of system working, supporting the wider health economy and the role of emerging primary care networks in the region.
16. The national response to Covid-19: A perspective from NHS England & Improvement
Sandra Easton, director of operational finance and performance at NHS England & Improvement, and Marcus Thorman, chief financial officer at the Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, discuss the need to simplify NHS finance processes and governance during the pandemic, and what was required to put these national changes into place quickly and effectively.
15: Covid-19: A view from Plymouth
Sarah Brampton, director of finance at University Hospitals Plymouth Foundation Trust, discusses their organisational response to the pandemic and how a culture of empowerment has allowed them to make quick and effective decisions in response to the challenges presented.
14: The estates’ and facilities’ response to Covid-19
Anthony Robson, finance director at QE Facilities, talks about the impact of Covid-19 on estates and facilities services across the NHS. He discusses how his organisation has supported the NHS both in responding to the unique challenges presented, but also in helping protect organisations against fraud during the pandemic.
13: A clinical perspective on the impact of Covid-19 (6 May 2020)
Sanjay Agrawal, consultant in respiratory medicine and intensive care at University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, starts to look ahead at a post-Covid NHS. He discusses the impact on other services, the importance of the public continuing to utilise the services they need, and the challenges organisations may face as they balance reintroducing wider patient care with allowing staff and teams the chance to recover from the pandemic.