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Shaping Healthcare Finance

The Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) is the representative body for finance staff in the NHS. Through the 13-strong branch network and committee/special interest groups, HFMA sets and promotes the highest professional standards in financial management and corporate governance in healthcare as well as contributing towards shaping healthcare finance policy.

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Health and social care – financial context for integration Chris Ham, Chief Executive, The King's Fund Government funding for health and social care over the next decade is a key concern for commissioners, providers and service users. As financial and service pressures facing the NHS and local government intensify, the need for integrated care to improve people’s experience of health and care, the outcomes achieved and the efficient use of resources will only grow. On top of facing a predicted financial crisis in the NHS and local government as austerity 2.0 comes into effect, the sectors are facing significant increases in demand which could prove all but impossible to meet. What is the long view? And to what extent can a more integrated approach to managing health deal with this dilemma? Read more >
Jul 7 2015 1:00 pm
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  • It is often through hindsight that the value of a Board decision is judged. Years, even months after, both those affected by a decision and those who took it will sometimes ask, “Who decided that?”

    There are many factors that play into a good Board decision, including the quality of Board paper, the range of options, the quality of debate, effective challenge, corporate perspective, understanding of the context, and the ability of the Chair to effectively steer discussion and move to a decision. Boards make many fewer decisions than they think they do. In observing a Board meeting, held over 7 hours with over 650 pages of papers, there was not one paper for decision.

    This Webinar will delve into decision making as one of the key roles of the Board. We’ll look at the four levels of Board engagement in decision making: rubber stamping, probing and questioning, setting strategic direction, and shadowing. For each level we’ll explore what it means for the Board and the organisation it directs. We’ll also consider a range of related factors that influence decision making:

    • Best practice in Board papers
    • Strategic versus operational focus
    • The roles of board members
    • Corporate versus functional perspective

    We’ll use a range of models to explore Board decision making, and will draw on experience from across the NHS and beyond.

    John Deffenbaugh, a director of Frontline and an NHS non-executive director, will host this Webinar.
  • The professional use of social media in healthcare is fast becoming the default way to share information ideas, support and expertise on a global scale. Join this webinar to go beyond the basics and learn how to make connecting work for you.
  • “You never get a second chance to make a first impression.”
    - Andrew Grant
    Research suggests that if you were a juror you would make up your mind about the accused within approximately 7 seconds. That’s before you’ve even heard a shred of evidence, and then you’d spend the remainder of the trial looking for evidence to prove you’re right.
    Whilst in the workplace, you’re not on trial, people are continually assessing and evaluating you in the context of their own experience, albeit unconsciously most of the time, and you have to be able to flourish in those conditions.
    Although you can’t change what goes on in other people’s heads, you can choose to behave in ways that have a positive effect on the people around you, and as a consequence you can achieve more of what you want to get done.

    This session will:

    •help you discover how immersing yourself ‘in the moment’ gives you a clear head and allows you to perform at your best more of the time
    •explore how ‘being your authentic self’ is the most effortless route to maximising your impact
    •give you the opportunity to take away some fresh thinking and ideas that will help you to transform the impact that you have on others.
  • The professional use of social media in healthcare is fast becoming the default way to share information, ideas, support and expertise on a global scale. Join this webinar to find out what the fuss is all about and to learn some basic tweeting skills.
  • “If we did all the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.”
    - Thomas Edison
    You almost certainly have a sense of what an elite team is. There are highly visible examples in both sport and in the British Armed Forces that you’ll be very familiar with.
    As a leader in your organisation, it’s likely that achieving your objectives depends on being surrounded by the best possible people with the right skills and attitudes, so building an elite team, with superior abilities and qualities, is high on your list of priorities.
    Developing elite teams is both an art and a science. There’s an abundance of tools and techniques you can use with your teams, but also a growing body of academic research that can guide you towards the best of those tools and techniques.
    In this one hour webinar……
    •you’ll discover how an elite team thinks, feels and behaves
    •You’ll explore the 10 factors that will help you to develop an elite team, backed up by academic research
    •and you’ll take away some practical solutions to apply straightaway

    Join Bev Holden & Kate Hargreaves from The Clear Thinking Partnership and find out more.
  • Confidence and resilience affect every aspect of your work; your relationships, your ability to make decisions, your capacity for influencing others, even how you manage your workload. When your confidence is damaged and you feel uncertain, or your resilience is tested and you feel defeated, the psychological experience can be just as profound as if you had suffered a physical injury.
    The good news is that the secret to mastering these two aspects of personal performance lies within all of us and is surprisingly simple.
    In this one hour webinar……
    •you’ll unmask the misunderstanding about where confidence and resilience really come from, and discover how to access
    feelings of confidence and resilience more of the time
    •you’ll learn how to find freedom from the thinking that holds you back from being supremely confident and resilient, no
    matter what happens
    •you’ll discover some simple and practical approaches for boosting confidence and resilience that will have immediate
    implications for you in your work and life
  • By the third week of May we should all know the composition of the next government. Whichever party or parties assume power, the next government will need urgently to confront a demand resource collision that threatens the continued existence of the welfare state and of the NHS itself.

    It has long been apparent that, as the House of Lords Select Committee on Public Service and Demographic Change made clear in 2013: "England has an inappropriate model of health and social care to deal with the needs of an ageing population ... By 2030 the number of people who are 85+ will have increased by 100%' compared to 2010".

    The argument for greater coherence and integration of health and social care commissioning and provision is driven as much by considerations of coherence and quality as it is by financial necessity. As the Five Year Forward View has already made clear there may be ‘local choice between radical options', but not a choice between the maintenance of the status quo and a radical option. For NHS commissioners and providers (across all specialisms) the challenge is to grasp the opportunity to shape new local forms of integrated commissioning and service development.

    The NHS organisations that survive and thrive in such a rapidly evolving and competitive marketplace will be characterised by proactivity, agility and their eagerness to embrace new forms of strategic partnership.

    This Webinar will consider the specific governance challenges that will confront Boards and Governing Bodies in an evolving cultural context where, as Stevens recently observed, “my institution right or wrong is not going to be what’s required from the service’s new generation of leaders".
  • The "Systems and Process" work stream of Future Focused Finance (An NHS wide programme to develop the vision for NHS finance for the next five years) has set out to develop what the financial planning, budgeting and forecasting capability should look like for the NHS.
  • The NHS Five Year Forward View recognised improvements of outcomes in key areas like cancer and cardiac but also acknowledged preventable illness is still widespread. While new medical equipment technologies are emerging all the time to support improvements in diagnosis and treatment of preventable illness, more financially sustainable solutions are needed to fund them.
    This CPD accredited webinar will feature speakers from Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS FT and Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust along with NHS Supply Chain. They will demonstrate how you can apply strategic asset management to optimise the replacement and management of medical capital equipment to:
    •Make the latest medical equipment technology more affordable for your trust
    •Ensure your patients have access to the best quality care possible

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