Covid-19 update: 18 December
Covid-19 update: 18 December
by Steve Brown
18 December 2020

London and some surrounding areas moved into tier 3 this week and will be followed by much of the South East and parts of East of England, recognising that Covid-19 virus infections, having stabilised and started to fall during lockdown, are now increasing in many parts of the country.

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NICE focus: easy-to-wear device could help detect arrhythmias
NICE focus: easy-to-wear device could help detect arrhythmias
by Gary Shield
15 December 2020

A new lightweight electrocardiogram that can be worn for two weeks could increase the chances of detecting heart arrhythmias and deliver savings over the medium and long-term.

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HFMA 2020: Powis calls for NHS to capture Covid innovation
HFMA 2020: Powis calls for NHS to capture Covid innovation
by Steve Brown
11 December 2020

The NHS must retain the significant innovative practices that have been introduced in response to the Covid-19 pandemic this year, NHS England and NHS Improvement national medical director Stephen Powis told the HFMA annual conference.

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Delegates mourn valued colleague
Delegates mourn valued colleague
by Seamus Ward
11 December 2020

Thursday's HFMA annual general meeting began on a sad note, with association chief executive Mark Knight announcing the death of NHS finance director and former colleague Paul Briddock last week.

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Covid-19 update: 11 December
Covid-19 update: 11 December
by Steve Brown
11 December 2020

The NHS reached a major landmark in its fight against Covid-19 this week as it launched the country’s biggest ever vaccination programme. Getting this far, this fast, is a significant achievement, but there are major challenges ahead in rolling out the initiative.

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HFMA 2020: Catherine Phillips is Finance Director of the Year
HFMA 2020: Catherine Phillips is Finance Director of the Year
by Seamus Ward
11 December 2020

Catherine Phillips has been named HFMA Finance Director of the Year for 2020 for her outstanding leadership and professionalism both prior to and during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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HFMA 2020: Kelly outlines plans for next year
HFMA 2020: Kelly outlines plans for next year
by Seamus Ward
10 December 2020

The NHS will continue the move back towards ‘something that looks like normal’ over 2021/22 and 2022/23, building on the financial regime introduced in the second half of the current financial year, Julian Kelly told the HFMA annual conference.

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HFMA 2020: Kelly issues diversity challenge
HFMA 2020: Kelly issues diversity challenge
by Seamus Ward
10 December 2020

NHS England and NHS Improvement chief financial officer Julian Kelly has challenged the finance function to become more diverse at senior level.

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HFMA 2020: clear trends emerge in international response to Covid
HFMA 2020: clear trends emerge in international response to Covid
by Steve Brown
10 December 2020

Covid-19 will demand different approaches are taken across the globe to a range of issues including how patient flows are handled, how backlogs are dealt with and the use of technology, the HFMA conference was told.

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HFMA 2020: path to chief executive role
HFMA 2020: path to chief executive role
by Seamus Ward
10 December 2020

More people should ‘tread the path’ from chief finance officer to chief executive, the HFMA annual conference heard this afternoon.

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