Providers asked to re-double efforts on agency spending
Providers asked to re-double efforts on agency spending
20 July 2017

The NHS provider sector made significant progress in tackling agency spending in 2016/17 but now needs to ‘re-double its efforts’ to reduce spending to a sustainable level, NHS Improvement has said.

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Department reports 2016/17 underspend
Department reports 2016/17 underspend
19 July 2017

The Department of Health group underspent on its revenue budget in 2016/17 by more than £500m, according to its annual report and accounts.

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NHS targets earned autonomy for systems (Convergence 2017)
NHS targets earned autonomy for systems (Convergence 2017)
07 July 2017

The NHS needs to move to a framework of earned autonomy that works at the system level as well as incentivising individual organisations, NHS Improvement director of resources Bob Alexander told the HFMA Convergence conference in London.

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New Zealand demonstrates benefits of integration (Convergence 2017)
New Zealand demonstrates benefits of integration (Convergence 2017)
06 July 2017

The NHS is on the right track in moving to service delivery based around accountable care models, according to one of the world's most widely recognised integrated health systems.

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Accountable care offers stepping stone to better NHS (Convergence 2017)
Accountable care offers stepping stone to better NHS (Convergence 2017)
06 July 2017

Accountable care organisations (ACOs) and accountable care systems (ACSs) offer the best opportunity for the NHS to meet its current challenges, King's Fund chief executive Chris Ham told the HFMA Convergence conference in London.

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ACOs need time and persistence to succeed (Convergence 2017)
ACOs need time and persistence to succeed (Convergence 2017)
05 July 2017

Moving the NHS to a collection of accountable care systems will take time and need persistence, according to a leading international expert in healthcare systems.

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Purchaser-provider split has uncertain future (Convergence 2017)
Purchaser-provider split has uncertain future (Convergence 2017)
05 July 2017

The NHS is moving slowly towards the end of the purchaser-provider split in England, according to Ben Collins, project director at the King's Fund.

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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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