Pension changes hitting patient care and finances
Pension changes hitting patient care and finances
by Steve Brown
31 July 2019

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More support for care homes could reduce emergency admissions
More support for care homes could reduce emergency admissions
by Steve Brown
24 July 2019

More than four in 10 emergency admissions to hospital from care homes could potentially be avoided through better care in the community, according to new analysis from the Health Foundation and NHS England.

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Department meets key financial targets
Department meets key financial targets
by Steve Brown
16 July 2019

​ The Department of Health and Social Care contained resources within all budgets set by Parliament, the Department’s accounts for 2018/19 have confirmed.

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HFMA honours key supporters
HFMA honours key supporters
by Seamus Ward
11 July 2019

The HFMA honoured some of its members who have made a significant contribution to the association at its key supporter dinner in London last night.

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FDs believe financial targets will be missed
FDs believe financial targets will be missed
by Seamus Ward
08 July 2019

Around eight in 10 provider finance directors expect the sector to miss financial targets set out in the NHS long-term plan, according to the King’s Fund.

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Summer conference: Kelly sets out five challenges
Summer conference: Kelly sets out five challenges
by Seamus Ward
05 July 2019

NHS England and NHS Improvement chief financial officer Julian Kelly has outlined five challenges the NHS faces – resetting 2019/20 capital; starting medium-term financial planning; putting together the case for funding not covered by the five-year financial settlement; creating a financial framework to encourage collaboration; and making the most of the finance function.

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Summer conference: digital aid to improve care
Summer conference: digital aid to improve care
by Seamus Ward
04 July 2019

NHS Digital must focus on supporting clinicians and facilitating better care for patients, according to the body’s finance director Pete Thomas.

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Summer conference: capital decision necessary
Summer conference: capital decision necessary
by Seamus Ward
04 July 2019

The recent request for the NHS to cut capital spending plans by 20% is necessary to ensure patient services are not affected in some trusts, Julian Kelly told the HFMA summer conference.

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Summer conference: prevention culture change needed
Summer conference: prevention culture change needed
by Seamus Ward
04 July 2019

Spending on ill health prevention and early intervention should be seen as an investment in the population’s health and not a way of making savings in the long-term, according to Gregor Henderson, national lead for wellbeing and mental health at Public Health England (PHE).

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Summer conference: PCNs on a journey
Summer conference: PCNs on a journey
by Seamus Ward
04 July 2019

The development of primary care networks (PCNs) will be a journey and they have passed only the first milestone, the conference was told.

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