Do you want to keep abreast of the latest in NHS finance and find out what your colleagues around the country are doing when faced with similar challenges?
HFMATalk is the podcast for you. In every episode we will explore the topics that are of interest to you and shine a light on good practice in NHS finance and governance.
The Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) is the professional body for finance staff working in healthcare. For 70 years it has provided independent support and guidance to its members and the wider healthcare community.
38: The future of the health and social care sector: behind the scenes at a HFMA and CIPFA roundtable
Senior leaders from across health and social care take part in a roundtable discussion on the future financial sustainability of the sector and the challenges facing integrated care systems. The roundtable was held jointly by the HFMA and CIPFA on 21 July 2021.
A briefing summarising the discussion in more detail is also available here. A full list of the roundtable participants can be accessed in the briefing.
37: In conversation with Julian Kelly
In this latest episode, Mark Orchard speaks to the most senior NHS finance professional in England, Julian Kelly, chief finance officer for NHS England and Improvement. Julian reflects on his career journey, what motivates him, and what it has been like to lead the NHS finance profession through one of the most challenging periods in the health service’s history.
This episode was recorded on Friday 16 July 2021
36: In conversation with Professor Alan Brace
Mark Orchard speaks to Professor Alan Brace, former director of finance in the department of health and social care within the Welsh government, and 2014 HFMA Finance Director of the Year. Newly retired, Alan reflects on his journey, his experience working in a variety of senior finance roles within his local Welsh community, and what he is most proud of as he looks back on a fantastic career.
35: In conversation with Paul Baumann CBE
Series host Mark Orchard speaks to Paul Baumann CBE, receiver general and chapter clerk for Westminster Abbey and former chief financial officer for NHS England. Throughout his career Paul has spent more than 30 years in senior finance roles both within the NHS and within the private sector. In a fascinating conversation, Paul discusses his career journey, his love of music, his brief acting career, and much more.
34: In conversation with Sandra Easton
In the second episode of this brand new series, Mark Orchard, chief finance officer at Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust, has an in-depth conversation with Sandra Easton, national director of operational finance and performance at NHS England and NHS Improvement. They discuss her career so far, how she achieves a healthy work-life balance, the need to build upon existing work to improve diversity and inclusion within NHS finance, and much more.
33: Preparing for the 2020/21 external audit
Mark Surridge, midlands lead for NHS audit and UK sector lead for local government, and Cathie Eddowes, senior manager, audit quality team – public sector, from Mazars UK discuss the issues that are expected to be important during this years’ NHS external audits. The discussion covers the impact of Covid-19, where auditors are expected to focus their time, and what teams can do to best prepare for this year’s audit.