Finance team takes charge of sitreps (#DoingOurBit)
Finance team takes charge of sitreps (#DoingOurBit)
by Steve Brown
30 April 2020

Alex Dallos, head of financial planning at Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust, has dropped his technical accounting and financial role to help the trust meet demands for status reports on key aspects of the trust’s response to Covid-19.

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Welcome to your new role as head of procurement (#DoingOurBit)
Welcome to your new role as head of procurement (#DoingOurBit)
by Steve Brown
29 April 2020

As a mental health service provider, Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust was historically a fairly minimal user of personal protective equipment (PPE). But that changed almost overnight with the outbreak of Covid-19.

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A co-ordinated response (#DoingOurBit)
A co-ordinated response (#DoingOurBit)
by Steve Brown
24 April 2020

Keeping information flowing between local NHS bodies and the national teams and government is vital for the service to make a coordinated response to the Covid-19 pandemic. And David Ellcock, programme director for Future-Focused Finance, is at the heart of making this happen.

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Covid-19 update: 24 April
Covid-19 update: 24 April
by Steve Brown
24 April 2020

The week began with disturbing and continuing concerns over shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE) and the spread of the Covid-19 virus in care homes.

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Procurement guidance to support supplier cash flow
Procurement guidance to support supplier cash flow
by Steve Brown
21 April 2020

A national process has been put in place to approve payments to key suppliers to local NHS bodies where the delivery of goods or services has been reduced or paused due to Covid-19.

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Further guidance issued for 2019/20 report and accounts
Further guidance issued for 2019/20 report and accounts
by Debbie Paterson
17 April 2020

The NHS already knew the broad plan for compiling the 2019/20 annual report and accounts – extra time to submit audited accounts and further deferment of the key new leasing standard. But the Department of Health and Social Care has now unveiled further measures to support hard pressed finance teams with the option to streamline annual reports.

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Covid-19 update: 17 April
Covid-19 update: 17 April
by Steve Brown
17 April 2020

This week saw a focus on the spread of Covid-19 in care homes with NHS Confederation chief executive Niall Dickson suggesting the spread in this sector had ‘largely gone under the radar’. ​

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Something different everyday (#DoingOurBit)
Something different everyday (#DoingOurBit)
by Steve Brown
16 April 2020

Whatever we can do to help, it’s the Leeds way. That’s the attitude of Ben Roberts, assistant director of finance at The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, who has supplemented his financial role during the Covid-19 pandemic with daily work supporting the trust’s procurement and supplies team.

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Treasury boosts coronavirus response fund
Treasury boosts coronavirus response fund
by Steve Brown
14 April 2020

More than £14bn from the government’s coronavirus emergency response fund will support the NHS and other public services, the Treasury confirmed this week.

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Covid-19 update: 9 April
Covid-19 update: 9 April
by Steve Brown
09 April 2020

This week saw continued concerns about the availability of personal protective equipment (PPE) and the supply of ventilators across the country as hospital admissions related to Covid-19 continued to rise.

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