Covid-19 update: 25 June
Covid-19 update: 25 June
by Steve Brown
25 June 2021

It is becoming clear that the UK is facing a further wave of Covid-19 with cases now rising rapidly, driven by the Delta variant. However, all eyes remain on hospitalisations – currently rising at a slower rate than infections – to see how the rise in cases will translate into pressure on the NHS.

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Kelly: NHS ended year with underspend
Kelly: NHS ended year with underspend
by Seamus Ward
25 June 2021

The NHS in England reported a small underspend at the end of the 2020/21 financial year, NHS England and NHS Improvement chief financial officer Julian Kelly has said.

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HFMA summer conference: finance staff urged to help tackle health inequalities
HFMA summer conference: finance staff urged to help tackle health inequalities
24 June 2021

Finance staff can play a pivotal role in reducing health inequalities, according to Bola Owolabi, NHS England and NHS Improvement heath inequalities director.

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HFMA summer conference: NHS needs new Wanless review
HFMA summer conference: NHS needs new Wanless review
by Steve Brown
24 June 2021

A new Wanless-style review is now required to determine the resources the NHS will need to deliver high quality services over the medium term, respected academic Chris Ham told the HFMA summer conference.

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Survey seeks views on future of costing
Survey seeks views on future of costing
by Steve Brown
24 June 2021

NHS England and NHS Improvement have insisted all options remain on the table as they explore the potential for more frequent patient-level cost collections.

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HFMA summer conference: more clarity needed on payment model
HFMA summer conference: more clarity needed on payment model
by Steve Brown
23 June 2021

Questions still need to be answered about how the proposed new payment system will work in practice, King’s Fund chief analyst Siva Anandaciva told the HFMA summer conference.

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HFMA summer conference: transformation key to recovery
HFMA summer conference: transformation key to recovery
by Seamus Ward
23 June 2021

The NHS could not afford to recover services by returning to pre-pandemic ways of working, Amanda Pritchard told the HFMA summer conference.

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Covid-19 update: 18 June
Covid-19 update: 18 June
by Seamus Ward
18 June 2021

The Covid pandemic has been a rollercoaster of ups and downs, and this week was no different, even though the public had been braced for the disappointment of delays in planned relaxations of restrictions.

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Financial duties breached in four Welsh boards
Financial duties breached in four Welsh boards
by Seamus Ward
17 June 2021

Four of the seven health boards failed to meet their break-even duty in 2020/21, despite an increase in funding, Audit Wales said.

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ICS framework details core design
ICS framework details core design
by Seamus Ward
17 June 2021

NHS England and NHS Improvement have set out the core arrangements they will expect to see in each integrated care system (ICS), including those for financial allocations and funding flows.

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