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.
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 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