HFMA stalwarts in Queen’s honours
HFMA stalwarts in Queen’s honours
20 June 2017

Two leading lights from the NHS finance community and HFMA honorary fellows have been recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours list.

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NHSI to focus on locum cost reduction
NHSI to focus on locum cost reduction
16 June 2017

Though providers reduced spending on agency staff by £700m in 2016/17, they fell short of their planned reduction and will be asked to focus on reducing medical locum spending in 2017/18.

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Providers ​end year with £791m deficit
Providers ​end year with £791m deficit
16 June 2017

NHS providers in England had an overall deficit of £791m in 2016/17 and are planning for a 2017/18 aggregate deficit of just under £500m, according to NHS Improvement chief executive Jim Mackey.

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Dorrell: NHS staff deserve fair reward
Dorrell: NHS staff deserve fair reward
14 June 2017

NHS staff must be fairly rewarded for their commitment to the health service, according to former health secretary Stephen Dorrell.

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Targets missed as demand continues to surge
Targets missed as demand continues to surge
09 June 2017

The NHS continued to miss most of its performance targets in April as activity again increased, according to the latest figures from NHS England.

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Calls for independent long-term planning body
Calls for independent long-term planning body
05 April 2017

Peers have slammed the ‘short-sightedness’ of successive governments for failing to plan effectively for the long-term future of the health service and adult social care.

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£400m efficiency potential in corporate services
£400m efficiency potential in corporate services
15 March 2017

NHS Improvement has identified wide variation in corporate services costs and said trusts could save more than £400m overall if they all performed as well as the average trust.

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Financial pressures affecting care
Financial pressures affecting care
14 March 2017

The slow down in funding increases after 2010/11 is beginning to impact on services with public health and community care hardest hit, according to the King’s Fund.

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Hammond allocates additional capital for STPs
Hammond allocates additional capital for STPs
08 March 2017

Chancellor Philip Hammond has recognised that sustainability and transformation plans (STPs) will need further capital investment, allocating an initial £325m to the most developed plans in his Budget today.

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Budget reaction: short-term help but longer-term solutions needed
Budget reaction: short-term help but longer-term solutions needed
08 March 2017

The additional funding for social care announced in today’s Budget received a cautious welcome, but health and social care stakeholders warned that a longer-term solution was needed.

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