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
HFMA director of policy Paul Briddock responds to the publication of the two-year operational planning guidance for the NHS in England
Paul Briddock, HFMA's director of policy and technical, comments on the Public Accounts Committee report on ‘Improving access to mental health services'
Paul Briddock, HFMA's director of policy and technical, comments on Royal College of Physicians report – Underfunded, underdoctored, overstretched: the NHS in 2016
Paul Briddock comments on the Nuffield Trust/ King’s Fund report
Paul Briddock responds to NHS Improvement’s quarter-one performance figures
Quality fears as NHS finance directors predict further problems for the future
Paul Briddock compares HFMA's Financial Temperature Check with the results of the National Audit Office report for 2015.
Paul Briddock has doubts about the feasibility of achieving the £5 billion of savings the Carter review claims are possible in the short term.
A reasonable and achievable savings target is welcomed by Paul Briddock as a pragmatic approach to addressing affordability, one which will engage providers.
Providers show an increasingly worrying financial situation, with deficit forecasts being worse than imagined.
Paul Briddock welcomes the announcement of additional funding for NHS in England.
With FT's reporting a deficit that is £90 million worse than planned,
Paul Briddock welcomes an appointment from 'within the service'.
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.
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.
Paul Briddock comments that the practical challenge facing the Government is a shortage in the number of GPs available to deliver changes.
Paul Briddock responds to comments by Sir David Nicholson regarding his 'substantial financial problem' comments about NHS finances.
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...
The latest Monitor Quarter 3 Performance report for Foundation Trusts shows a disturbing position in terms of how the sector is performing.
Following the release of the King's Fund Report, Paul Briddock comments on the transformative pace and results evident in the NHS.
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.
The Finance Director of Aneurin Bevan UHB was named last night as Finance Director of the Year in front of sector 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.
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.
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.
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.
The NHS needs to focus on value and not look at quality and finance in isolation, say health leaders
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.
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.
Two people shared the highest-profile award at the tenth annual Healthcare Financial Management Association Awards in London.
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.
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.