Keeping money flowing through the system

As NHS trusts across the country continue to record large financial deficits, the process of recovering debt they are owed takes on added importance, says Stephen Sutcliffe

Effective recovery treatments for bad debt

When it comes to being viewed as an efficient mechanism for the funding of health care the NHS is far from perfect, says Dougie McManus

Finance training to keep NHS finances healthy

The Healthcare Financial Management Association discuss the benefits of training and development on NHS finance for health professionals

Making STPs deliver in 2017

The Healthcare Financial Management Association's Paul Briddock discusses sustainability and transformation plans (STPs)

Striking the balance for mental health

Paul Briddock discusses the doubts over mental health investment promises and why clarity is needed for the necessary investment to reach the right people

The big squeeze

Mark Dayan of the Nuffield Trust examines the current financial issues facing the NHS and what can be done to help deliver the £22 billion in savings targeting for 2020.

NHS buying power can save the public sector millions

The health service is now on target to save £1bn in efficiencies by 2020 by working with NHS Shared Business Services. Much more is possible when the wider public sector takes action, writes Peter Akid, NHS Shared Business Services director of procurement.

Paul Briddock, Director of Policy at the Healthcare Financial Management Association, examines the injection of funding pledged by the new Conservative government against ongoing NHS pressures

Medical professionals are busy people and it’s all too easy to spend your time dealing with the here and now. But serious thought should also be given to your own personal future, advises Mark Brownridge, member of the Institute of Financial Planning

There are some decisions in the NHS that only impact on finances and some that only impact on quality, but most impact on both. So what’s the best way to balance the priorities of quality improvement and financial sustainability? The NHS Confederation’s Paul Healy reports on recent research into the matter

The Local Improvement Finance Trust aims to improve facilities for primary care and community services that best meet the needs of local populations. Peter Shand, director of strategy explains the impact of the programme and future challenges

Paul Briddock, director of policy at the Healthcare Financial Management Association, discusses the growing importance of local system leadership in healthcare organisations

Stephen Childs of NHS North of England comments on the progress that has been made to improve healthcare commissioning since the introduction of the Health and Social Care Act

Nick Gerrard of Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust explains how an ambitious savings initiative named Project Spotlight has led to breakthroughs in procurement strategy

Paul Briddock of the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) reports on the challenges NHS trusts face in meeting financial targets, and shares five key areas of focus for healthcare organisations to remain clinically, financially and operationally sustainable


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