Revised finance framework revealed
Revised finance framework revealed
by Seamus Ward
31 July 2020

NHS England and NHS Improvement have confirmed details of a revised financial framework due to begin in October, though it has not yet been finalised with the government.

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Covid-19 update: 31 July
Covid-19 update: 31 July
by Steve Brown
31 July 2020

The long-awaited NHS people plan – or at least the latest instalment of it – promises to put staff wellbeing centre stage with welcome measures to keep staff safe and healthy. But coming in advance of the comprehensive spending review, there are few details of the multi-year funding package that will be needed to address the current workforce crisis.

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Getting staff to work (#DoingOurBit)
Getting staff to work (#DoingOurBit)
by Seamus Ward
30 July 2020

With local buses running skeleton services during lockdown, management accountant Naomi Bennett helped organise minibuses to get vital staff to work on time

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Covid costs reach £3bn in April and May
Covid costs reach £3bn in April and May
by Seamus Ward
29 July 2020

The NHS in England incurred additional Covid-19 costs of £3bn in the first two months of the financial year, leading to an overall £2.6bn overspend.

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Revised financial framework to have system focus
Revised financial framework to have system focus
by Seamus Ward
29 July 2020

The temporary financial framework is likely to be extended until October, when a revised framework will be implemented, NHS England and NHS Improvement have announced.

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

Last week prime minister Boris Johnson promised there would be an independent inquiry into the government’s handling of coronavirus. However, he insisted that now – while the country was still fighting the virus – was not the right time. It would appear not everyone is prepared to hold off before passing judgement.

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Working together on PPE (#DoingOurBit)
Working together on PPE (#DoingOurBit)
by Seamus Ward
23 July 2020

The Covid-19 response has brought the finance and procurement teams at Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust closer together

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Doctors get 2.8% pay rise, but nurses have to wait
Doctors get 2.8% pay rise, but nurses have to wait
by Steve Brown
21 July 2020

NHS dentists and doctors will receive a 2.8% pay rise backdated to April as part of above-inflation pay rises for nearly 900,000 public sector workers.

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Clarity needed on use of £3bn winter funding
Clarity needed on use of £3bn winter funding
by Seamus Ward
17 July 2020

NHS organisations have welcomed the additional £3bn winter funding announced by the prime minister, but asked for more clarity on how the funds can be used.

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

July and August must be a period of intense preparation for a ‘reasonable worst-case scenario’ for this winter which could see a second wave of Covid-19 infections and around 120,000 new coronavirus deaths.

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