Initial planning guidance published
by Steve Brown
21 December 2018

NHS England and NHS Improvement have set out a single operational planning process for commissioners and providers for 2019/20.

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PAC concern over impact of local deficits
PAC concern over impact of local deficits
by Seamus Ward
19 December 2018

The Department of Health and Social Care is failing to take account of the effects of local deficits on patient care, according to MPs.

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CCGs moving towards STP footprints
CCGs moving towards STP footprints
by Steve Brown
18 December 2018

Clinical commissioning groups look likely to cover increasingly larger populations based around sustainability and transformation partnership (STP) footprints, according to a report by the National Audit Office.

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Super practices offer route to sustainability
Super practices offer route to sustainability
12 December 2018

The NHS could make significant cost savings, boost recruitment and increase the availability of specialist services closer to home by establishing GP super practices more widely, according to a report.

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HFMA 2018: President Gregory unveils value-based agenda
HFMA 2018: President Gregory unveils value-based agenda
07 December 2018

HFMA 2019 president Bill Gregory has urged the NHS finance profession to Value the opportunity as he unveiled his presidential theme.

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HFMA 2018: Kathy Roe is FD of the year
HFMA 2018: Kathy Roe is FD of the year
07 December 2018

Kathy Roe, finance director for public services in Tameside and Glossop, has been named HFMA Finance Director of the Year for 2018.

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HFMA 2018: Financial flows and behaviours key for system working
HFMA 2018: Financial flows and behaviours key for system working
07 December 2018

The finance function has a major role to play in changing behaviours and establishing financial flows to support population health and system working, the HFMA annual conference was told.

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HFMA 2018: Dalton sets out NHS plan expectations
HFMA 2018: Dalton sets out NHS plan expectations
06 December 2018

The new financial architecture, workforce and working across systems will be three important elements of the forthcoming NHS plan, according to NHS Improvement chief executive Ian Dalton.

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HFMA 2018: long-term plan needs hope and credibility
HFMA 2018: long-term plan needs hope and credibility
06 December 2018

A key job for the imminent long-term plan is to create a sense of hope, a panel of speakers told the HFMA annual conference.

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HFMA 2018: More funding needed for community mental health services
HFMA 2018: More funding needed for community mental health services
06 December 2018

The NHS must invest in more out-of-hospital mental health services and move away from institutional care for many patients, the HFMA annual conference heard.

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