Cost collections to go ahead, but later in the year
Cost collections to go ahead, but later in the year
by Steve Brown
06 April 2020

The National Cost Collection (NCC) has been postponed until later in the year as a result of the service’s current focus on responding to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Read more
Covid-19 update: 3 April
Covid-19 update: 3 April
by Steve Brown
02 April 2020

Things change rapidly in the new world of the Covid-19 pandemic. And this week provided a lesson in the importance of looking at statistics about the spread and impact of the virus over time rather than focusing on day-to-day variations.

Read more
Debt write-off and capital regime outlined
Debt write-off and capital regime outlined
by Seamus Ward
02 April 2020

The government is to write off £13.4bn of NHS debt and has released details of capital spending for the coming year.

Read more
Increased focus on prompt payment
Increased focus on prompt payment
by Seamus Ward
01 April 2020

Senior finance staff are being encouraged to ensure suppliers are paid promptly, as NHS England and NHS Improvement continue to develop their response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Read more
NHS in England sets out pre-virus financial position
NHS in England sets out pre-virus financial position
by Seamus Ward
29 March 2020

Acute trusts in England overspent against the 2019/20 plan by £690m at month 10, before the service stepped up its response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Read more
Accounts deadline pushed back
Accounts deadline pushed back
by Steve Brown
24 March 2020

The deadline for audited accounts has been moved back four weeks to recognise pressure on finance teams resulting from the Covid-19 emergency.

Read more
Temporary finance regime unveiled in coronavirus response
Temporary finance regime unveiled in coronavirus response
by ​ Seamus Ward
18 March 2020

NHS England and NHS Improvement have suspended the operational planning process for 2020/21 and revised the financial arrangements for the year as part of the health service response to the coronavirus crisis.

Read more
Budget 2020: additional funding for NHS
Budget 2020: additional funding for NHS
by Seamus Ward
11 March 2020

The NHS has been promised ‘whatever it needs' to tackle coronavirus, Covid-19, together with a pledge of higher spending over the course of the Parliament and measures to address pension tax issues.

Read more
Budget 2020: chancellor addresses pension taxation crisis
Budget 2020: chancellor addresses pension taxation crisis
by Steve Brown
11 March 2020

NHS leaders have welcomed Budget changes that aim to dismantle a tax trap that was leading to senior clinicians turning down extra shifts and promotions.

Read more
Nursing numbers falling short
Nursing numbers falling short
by Seamus Ward
06 March 2020

The NHS in England does not have enough nurses to meet its needs, despite recent increases in nursing numbers, according to the National Audit Office.

Read more