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January 2016

Response to this week’s reports on the ‘NHS in crisis'
Paul Briddock, director of policy at HFMA, responds to this week’s reports on the ‘NHS in crisis’ due to A&E pressures, waiting times and missed targets.


November 2016

Press release: Financial Temperature Check December 2016
HFMA has published the latest Financial Temperature Check briefing 

HFMA's Autumn Statement response
HFMA director of policy Paul Briddock responds to the Autumn Statement 

HFMA comments on the King's Fund quarterly report
HFMA director of policy Paul Briddock responds to the King's Fund’s latest ​Quarterly monitoring report 

HFMA comments on the King's Fund Sustainability and transformation plans in the NHS
HFMA director of policy Paul Briddock responds to the King's Fund report on Sustainability and transformation plans 


October 2016

HFMA comments on the NHS £10bn extra funding

HFMA director of policy Paul Briddock responds to the Health Committee’s letter on the NHS £10bn extra funding

HFMA comments on the agency cap

HFMA director of policy Paul Briddock responds to the publication of the the results of the agency cap a year on


September 2016

HFMA reacts to operational planning guidance

HFMA director of policy Paul Briddock responds to the publication of the two-year operational planning guidance for the NHS in England

HFMA's comment on the Public Accounts Committee report

Paul Briddock, HFMA's director of policy and technical, comments on the Public Accounts Committee report on ‘Improving access to mental health services' 

HFMA's comment on RCP report 

Paul Briddock, HFMA's director of policy and technical, comments on Royal College of Physicians report – Underfunded, underdoctored, overstretched: the NHS in 2016

HFMA's comment on social care report

Paul Briddock comments on the Nuffield Trust/ King’s Fund report


August 2016

HFMA's comment on NHS Improvement’s quarter-one performance report

Paul Briddock responds to NHS Improvement’s quarter-one performance figures 


July 2016

NHS Finance temperature check

Quality fears as NHS finance directors predict further problems for the future


December 2015

National Audit Report reaction

Paul Briddock compares HFMA's Financial Temperature Check with the results of the National Audit Office report for 2015.


November 2015

The Carter Review

Paul Briddock has doubts about the feasibility of achieving the £5 billion of savings the Carter review claims are possible in the short term.

Jim Mackey – 2% efficiency savings

A reasonable and achievable savings target is welcomed by Paul Briddock as a pragmatic approach to addressing affordability, one which will engage providers.

Monitor Report

Providers show an increasingly worrying financial situation, with deficit forecasts being worse than imagined.

Spending Review

Paul Briddock welcomes the announcement of additional funding for NHS in England.


October 2015

Monitor Q1 Report

With FT's reporting a deficit that is £90 million worse than planned,

Jim Mackey’s Appointment

Paul Briddock welcomes an appointment from 'within the service'.


July 2015

Reaction to the 2015 Summer Budget

Today's budget highlights the urgent need for clarity on how and when the £8 billion of funding promised by the Government will be deployed.

Health Foundation and King’s Fund report for transformation fund

If the health service is to implement the wide-scale changes needed to meet efficiency targets and be sustainable for future years, this healthy debate is needed.


May 2015

David Cameron NHS pledges

Paul Briddock comments that the practical challenge facing the Government is a shortage in the number of GPs available to deliver changes.


April 2015

HFMA PR Sir David Nicholson

Paul Briddock responds to comments by Sir David Nicholson regarding his 'substantial financial problem' comments about NHS finances.


March 2015

HFMA statement on the enhanced tariff option (ETO) from Monitor and NHS England

Paul Briddock, HFMA policy and technical director, said: ‘Providers have been asked to choose between an Enhanced Tariff Option and a Default Tariff Rollover. The options will move money around between different providers and between providers and commissioners, but do little to address the fundamental issue facing the NHS in 2015/16 – that it has an affordability gap...


February 2015

Monitor Q3 Report

The latest Monitor Quarter 3 Performance report for Foundation Trusts shows a disturbing position in terms of how the sector is performing.

King’s Fund Report

Following the release of the King's Fund Report, Paul Briddock comments on the transformative pace and results evident in the NHS.


December 2014

New HFMA president calls for finance leaders to be “stronger together”

On the final day of the Healthcare Financial Management Association’s annual conference, newly appointed president, Sue Lorimer, rallied finance leaders in advance of another tough year.

Healthcare Finance stars of the year named at HFMA’s annual awards

The Finance Director of Aneurin Bevan UHB was named last night as Finance Director of the Year in front of sector finance leaders.

Financial performance deteriorating quickly across the NHS, say finance leaders

A new report released today has confirmed a rapid deterioration in finances of nearly two out of five of the NHS organisations surveyed. Results show that over one third (39%) of commissioner and 74% of trust finance directors are forecasting a worsening 2014/15 year-end financial position compared to 2013/14.


August 2014

Healthcare Financial Management Association unveils new brand identity

The Healthcare Financial Managemet Association (HFMA), the professional and membership body for those working in NHS and private healthcare finance across the UK, has today refreshed its brand identity to support a new three year strategy around its offering and positioning.

Quality not set to suffer despite financial squeeze, say NHS finance leaders

Over one third (39%) of NHS finance directors expect the quality of services in the NHS to improve over the next few years and over half (53%) expect quality to hold steady in the same time period, despite increasing financial pressures on NHS organisations.


May 2014

A health and social care conversation

The FMA, CIPFA and the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services have joined forces to support health and social care organisations to meet the integration agenda head on.


April 2014

Two Sides of the Same Coin Press Release

The NHS needs to focus on value and not look at quality and finance in isolation, say health leaders


March 2014

Health Committee 2013 accountability hearing with Monitor

The HFMA agrees with the Commons Health Committee that the NHS will only be able to deliver the care required from it by significant innovation in the provision of healthcare.


December 2013

New president calls on NHS managers to lead in a tough 2014

The HFMA's newly appointed president, Andy Hardy, told delegates today at the HFMA's annual London conference that finance managers need to lead the NHS with their financial expertise.

Winners of prestigious industry awards announced

Two people shared the highest-profile award at the tenth annual Healthcare Financial Management Association Awards in London.

Finance managers call for 'Culture change' in NHS at annual conference

The professional body for finance staff working in the NHS is calling for a culture change to help secure the future of the health service.

NHS Managers respond to Autumn Statement at Conference launch

The Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA), which is the representative body for 5,000 finance managers working in the NHS, has responded to George Osborne’s Autumn Statement.