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Episodes 7-12


12: A conversation between Sanjay Agrawal and Caroline Clarke

Sanjay Agrawal, consultant in respiratory medicine and intensive care at University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, and Caroline Clarke, group chief executive of Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust, talk one on one about Covid-19 and what they have learned about their respective Trusts, the NHS, and themselves during the pandemic. In a fascinating conversation, they cover topics ranging from the NHS of the future, the politics surrounding Covid-19 responses, Sanjay’s love of jazz, and pies.

11: The local impact of Covid-19 in the West Midlands

This episode’s focus is on the West Midlands, one of the areas most affected by Covid-19 outside of London. We hear two perspectives of the local impact on services and finance teams, one from Ros Preen, director of strategy and finance at Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust, and the other from Susan Rollason, chief finance officer at University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust.

10: A clinical perspective on the impact of Covid-19 (22 April 2020)

Sanjay Agrawal talks about how staff are pulling together to tackle the pandemic and the impact that it is having on them. He also discusses the research that is going on to treat Covid-19 and to combat the disease in the future.

Sanjay is a HFMA trustee and a consultant in respiratory medicine and intensive care at University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust.

9: Covid-19 beyond the United Kingdom

As a global pandemic, Covid-19 is impacting nearly every country across the world. In this episode, Shaun Eldridge, president of HFMA Australia and Joe Fifer, chief executive of HFMA USA share their knowledge and experience of the response in their countries and its impact across the healthcare system.

8: Covid-19: the impact on community services and the role of a non-executive director

This episode of HFMAtalk hears two different perspectives on the pandemic. First Mike Jennings, chief financial officer at Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust, describes how community services have had to change to address Covid-19 from a very early stage. Then, Ian Turner, non-executive director at Devon Partnership NHS Foundation Trust discusses the role of a non-exec in supporting the organisation to maintain good governance, without getting in the way.

7: A clinical perspective on the impact of Covid-19 (14 April 2020)

After four days of working in intensive care, Sanjay Agrawal shares his experience and reflections on the reality of caring for people who have Covid-19.
Sanjay is a HFMA trustee and a consultant in respiratory medicine and intensive care at University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust.

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