Covid-19 update: 10 July
Covid-19 update: 10 July
by Steve Brown
10 July 2020

The mini-Budget, which revealed that the Treasury has so far approved £32bn of support for health services for the response to Covid-19, should have dominated this week’s announcements. However long-running issues – such as the virus’s impact in care homes and concerns about testing – continued to demand attention.

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The road over the pandemic bridge to the new normal city – with Baxter
The road over the pandemic bridge to the new normal city – with Baxter
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10 July 2020

Over the last few months we have experienced something that is unrivalled in living memory – a global pandemic. COVID-19 has hit healthcare systems like a tornado, lifting up areas and placing them elsewhere, causing a whirlwind of activity not seen in recent times.

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On the move 10 July
On the move 10 July
by Seamus Ward
10 July 2020

A round-up of the latest job moves and retirements

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Chancellor gives further details of capital funding
Chancellor gives further details of capital funding
by Seamus Ward
08 July 2020

Today’s summer economic update by chancellor Rishi Sunak has shed more light on the recent announcement that an additional £1.5bn in capital funding will be allocated to the NHS this financial year.

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No excuses for not tackling underlying problems, warns PAC
No excuses for not tackling underlying problems, warns PAC
by Steve Brown
08 July 2020

The government and NHS central bodies must set out a capital strategy that clearly addresses backlog maintenance and a coherent plan for how it will function after the Covid-19 peak, according to the Public Accounts Committee (PAC).

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Bermuda Shorts 19: lockdown diary 2
Bermuda Shorts 19: lockdown diary 2
by Bill Shields
07 July 2020

Covid-19 has presented many challenges to Bermuda’s health services, including the procurement of PPE and staffing pressures. But it will also have a financial impact and raises questions about how services should be funded moving forward.

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Wales finance regime changes to support bodies with historical deficits
Wales finance regime changes to support bodies with historical deficits
by Seamus Ward
06 July 2020

NHS bodies in Wales will no longer have to repay strategic cash support and if they achieve their three-year break-even duty will not have to recover their historical deficits, Wales health and social services minister Vaughan Gething has announced.

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Covid-19 update: 3 July
Covid-19 update: 3 July
by Steve Brown
03 July 2020

Leicester became the first city to be subject to specific lockdown measures this week after the government showed its readiness to clamp back down when necessary despite easing restrictions generally.

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NHS sustainability in a changing world
NHS sustainability in a changing world
by Dave Stacey
02 July 2020

Where does climate change rank in the complex and increasingly crowded NHS agenda? And where do finance professionals fit in?

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Applying finance skills to PPE (#DoingOurBit)
Applying finance skills to PPE (#DoingOurBit)
by Seamus Ward
02 July 2020

The changes in the finance regime in response to the Covid outbreak have given some finance staff a chance to use their skills in a different way to benefit patients and the wider organisation. For Karen Mascia, associate director of finance at Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust, and other members of her team, this meant volunteering to help organise the trust’s supply of personal protective equipment (PPE).

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