Since March 2020, NHS organisations have been focused on the operational management of the Covid-19 pandemic. This, coupled with the temporary financial regime and additional funding, meant efficiency requirements were put on hold. Now there is a renewed focus on improving financial sustainability and a need to regain financial grip, while still balancing the competing priorities from operational activity, workforce demands and recovery from Covid-19.
This engagement pack contains a slide deck and accompanying speaker notes. Both documents, along with an accompanying HFMA briefing, are available to download at the bottom of this page. It has been designed to help finance staff engage with operational teams, clinicians and budget holders, to explain the importance of financial sustainability, and what their role is in achieving it.
It begins by providing an overview of the national picture, detailing what has changed in the past few years and allowing local context to be added. The challenges facing the NHS are covered before the focus changes to looking at opportunities and collaboration across organisations and systems. It is intended to complement rather than replace any existing local communication and training resources that are in place to support budget holders.
Both the powerpoint and speaker notes are for guidance only and can be amended to fit your own organisation and the audience.
This event is for senior NHS finance and healthcare professionals and will provide delegates with the know-how to begin applying value in practice.
The Introduction to NHS Finance event is designed to give a basic grasp of how the NHS works and how it’s financed