High utilisation patients in Derbyshire sustainability and transformation partnership
02 September 2020
The first intake of learners have now completed their MBAs in healthcare finance. As part of their final assessments learners are required to complete a consultancy project on an aspect of healthcare finance. These projects have provided valuable research on a range of topics, which may be of interest to others.
BPP University developed the MBA in healthcare finance in response to the scale of the financial and operational changes in the NHS. Financial acumen alone is no longer enough. There is now an increasing need for professionals who understand the need for quality of service and people management in addition to financial information. Graduates of the HFMA advanced higher diploma in healthcare business and finance are eligible for entry onto the programme. Further information on the range of HFMA qualifications in healthcare business and finance can be found on the HFMA website
Projects covered a range of topics such as: the role of the finance in integrated care; the impact of culture on the delivery of financial savings; organisational mergers; and high utilisation patients. Six projects were successfully completed in January 2020. Over the next few weeks we will publish a summary of a sample of these projects, alongside a link to the full healthcare consultancy project.
This summary, along with the full project, sets out research that may be useful to other NHS finance professionals. It does not represent the views of the HFMA.
In the final of our series of 2019/20 projects, Steven Heppinstall, Associate Director of Finance at Derbyshire Support and Facilities Services Limited, examined how healthcare resource is consumed in Derbyshire Sustainability and Transformation Partnership and how costs might be reduced.