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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 N… read more

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55: In conversation with...Simon Worthington

August 9th, 2023


In this episode, Mark Orchard spoke with Simon Worthington, director of finance at the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. They discussed Simon's impressive career, as well as his key contributions to NHS finance …

54: Across the pond: comparative healthcare systems in the US

July 21st, 2023


In this latest episode, Lisa Robertson catches up with Caroline Clarke, NHS England’s London regional director, and Lizzie Smith, joint NHS England …

53: In conversation with the 2022 finance team of the year award winners

June 1st, 2023


For this edition of the podcast, HFMA senior policy manager Farida Khawaja caught up with the winners of the 2022 HFMA Finance Team of the Year …

52: How costing can support the efficiency agenda

April 19th, 2023


For this edition of the podcast, Farida Khawaja caught up with Gerald Enuezie of Barts Health NHS Trust who were short-listed in HFMA's 2022 national costing award. Gerald shares the journey that finance and clinical …

51: In conversation with...Lee Bond

March 9th, 2023


For this edition of the podcast, Mark Orchard caught up with the HFMA's 2022 president, Lee Bond. They cover a variety of topics, from Lee's presidential theme 'Strength in Numbers', his career, interests and more!

50: Social investment in the NHS with Paul Butterworth of Macmillan Cancer Support

February 9th, 2023


For the 50th edition of the HFMAtalk podcast, Sarah Day caught up with Paul Butterworth, the Director of Strategic Financial Management at Macmillan …

49: Tobacco dependency: a conversation with Professor Sanjay Agrawal

January 18th, 2023


In this latest episode, Sarah Day catches up with Professor Sanjay Agrawal, the National Specialty Adviser for Tobacco Dependency at NHS England, …

48: How can digital technology help the NHS overcome its challenges

September 20th, 2022


We’re joined by three digital leaders in the NHS, Nicci Briggs, Mike Emery, and Sonia Patel for a conversation about the role of digital technology …

47(iii) An introduction to NHS finance – reporting and accountability (supplementary episode)

August 10th, 2022


In this episode we are joined by finance leaders to discuss in detail how financial reporting and accountability arrangements work since the introduction of integrated care systems.

This is a supplementary recording to …

47(ii) An introduction to NHS finance – allocations and spending (supplementary episode)

August 10th, 2022


In this episode we are joined by finance leaders to discuss in detail how the money flows across healthcare systems in terms of allocations, spending, and contracting arrangements.

This is a supplementary recording to …

47(i): An introduction to NHS finance – the role of the integrated care board (supplementary episode)

August 10th, 2022


In this episode we are joined by finance leaders to discuss in detail the role of the integrated care board, and how this fits in with the integrated …

47: An introduction to NHS finance

August 10th, 2022


In this episode we are joined by national, regional, and local finance leaders from across different healthcare systems to discuss the key things to know regarding the current NHS finance regime. 

The topics covered …

46: In conversation with Nicci Briggs

July 12th, 2022


In this latest 'In conversation with...' episode, Mark Orchard catches up with Nicci Briggs, chief finance officer at the newly-created Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Integrated Care Board, and winner of the NHS …

45: The role of the air ambulance in supporting NHS services

May 23rd, 2022


HFMAtalk speaks to Bill Sivewright, chief executive, and Dr Phil Hyde, medical lead for Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance. They discuss the vital …

44: In conversation with Bill Shields

May 5th, 2022


Mark Orchard speaks to Bill Shields, chief financial officer at Bermuda Health Board. Bill discusses his long and successful NHS finance career, his …

43: The MedTech funding mandate and removing barriers to innovation

April 6th, 2022


The MedTech funding mandate was launched in April 2021 with the aim of getting NICE approved medical devices, diagnostics and digital products to the NHS frontline quicker and with fewer barriers. In this episode Sarah …

42: Integrated care systems and improving environmental sustainability

March 21st, 2022


Alexis Percival, environmental and sustainability manager at Yorkshire Ambulance Service, and Dr Aarti Bansal, GP and founder of the Greener Practice …

41: Reflecting on the journey of West Yorkshire Integrated Care System

February 22nd, 2022


In this episode, Jonathan Webb, lead director of finance at West Yorkshire Integrated Care System, Jane Hazelgrave, director of finance at Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust, and Dawn Hanwell, chief finance officer and …

40: The finance role in addressing health inequalities

January 12th, 2022


Addressing health inequalities has been recognised as a key priority for the NHS. In this episode, Dr Bola Owolabi, director for health inequalities …

39: In conversation with Owen Harkin

December 2nd, 2021


Series host Mark Orchard speaks to Owen Harkin, Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Finance & Estates at Northern Health and Social Care Trust, and HFMA President 2021/22. Owen talks about his career and also …

38: The future of the health and social care sector: behind the scenes at a HFMA and CIPFA roundtable

October 8th, 2021


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 …

37: In conversation with Julian Kelly

September 13th, 2021


In this latest episode, Mark Orchard speaks to the most senior NHS finance professional in England, Julian Kelly, chief finance officer for NHS …

36: In conversation with Professor Alan Brace

August 2nd, 2021


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 …

35: In conversation with Paul Baumann CBE

June 18th, 2021


Series host Mark Orchard speaks to Paul Baumann CBE, receiver general and chapter clerk for Westminster Abbey and former chief financial officer for …

34: In conversation with Sandra Easton

May 14th, 2021


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 …

33: Preparing for the 2020/21 external audit

April 27th, 2021


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 …

32: In conversation with Hardev Virdee

April 14th, 2021


In the first episode of a brand new series Mark Orchard, chief finance officer at Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust, speaks to Hardev Virdee, group chief financial officer at Barts Health NHS Foundation Trust, …

31: Preparing the 2020/21 annual report and accounts

March 30th, 2021


HFMAtalk speaks to Ian Ratcliffe, deputy director of sector accounting and consolidation at NHS England and NHS Improvement, about the issues that …

30: Delivering NHS services through a social enterprise

January 25th, 2021


HFMAtalk speaks to Richard Mellor, director of finance at Locala Community Partnerships, a community interest company based in Kirklees. Richard discusses what being a community interest company means, how they work …

29: A clinical perspective on the impact of Covid-19 (11 January 2021)

January 11th, 2021


As 2021 begins with Covid-related hospital admissions rising at a rapid rate and the country in a new national lockdown, HFMAtalk catches up with …

Episode 28: HFMA 2020 preview with Mark Knight

November 19th, 2020


In a special episode, Mark Knight, chief executive of the HFMA, looks ahead to the 2020 HFMA annual conference. He talks about what delegates can expect, what he is most looking forward to and the value of the NHS …

27: A conversation between Caroline Clarke and Sanjay Agrawal: part 2

November 12th, 2020


Sanjay Agrawal, consultant in respiratory medicine and intensive care at University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, and Caroline Clarke, group …

26: Cost improvement and efficiency savings across the NHS

October 26th, 2020


HFMAtalk joins a discussion between three finance directors about cost improvement programmes and efficiency savings. Sarah Connery, Lincolnshire …

25: The impact of Covid-19 on mental health

July 23rd, 2020


Andy Bell, deputy chief executive at the Centre for Mental Health, and Marsha McAdam, mental health advocate and peer ambassador for the Centre, discuss the impact of the pandemic on mental health, how people’s mental …

24: Covid-19 in Scotland

June 24th, 2020


Craig Marriott, deputy director of finance at NHS Lothian and HFMA Scotland branch chair, discusses the impact and response to Covid-19 in Scotland, highlighting some differences compared to the rest of the UK. He also …

23: Covid-19 in Northern Ireland

June 17th, 2020


Maureen Edwards, director of finance, estates and capital planning at Belfast Health and Social Care Trust, provides local insight into how healthcare services within Northern Ireland have been impacted by Covid-19, as …

22: Covid-19: a view from Hertfordshire

June 9th, 2020


David Bacon, director of finance at Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust, gives a local perspective on Covid-19. He discusses the impact on community services across the county, as well as how finance teams are …

21: The impact of Covid-19 on primary care

June 4th, 2020


Professor James Kingsland, general practitioner, honorary professor at the University of Central Lancashire, and a founding member of the National Association of Primary Care, discusses the impact of Covid-19 on primary …

20: A clinical perspective on the impact of Covid-19 (2 June 2020)

June 2nd, 2020


As services begin to resume across the NHS, Sanjay Agrawal, consultant in respiratory medicine and intensive care at University Hospitals of …

19: Auditing the 2019/20 annual accounts during Covid-19

May 28th, 2020


Debbie Paterson, policy and technical manager at the HFMA and Mark Stocks, head of public sector assurance at Grant Thornton, talk about adjustments …

18: The local authority and social care response to Covid-19

May 26th, 2020


Rob Whiteman, chief executive of CIPFA, discusses the local government response to Covid-19. As the NHS and social care have worked together closely to support their local communities, Rob talks about this positive …

17: Covid-19: A commissioning perspective

May 21st, 2020


Mark Bakewell, chief financial officer for both Liverpool and Knowsley CCGs, shares his experience of the pandemic. Discussing the challenges that …

16: The national response to Covid-19 - A perspective from NHS England & Improvement

May 19th, 2020


Sandra Easton, director of operational finance and performance at NHS England & Improvement, and Marcus Thorman, chief financial officer at the Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, discuss the need to simplify NHS …

15: Covid-19: A view from Plymouth

May 15th, 2020


Sarah Brampton, director of finance at University Hospitals Plymouth Foundation Trust, discusses their organisational response to the pandemic and …

14: The estates’ and facilities’ response to Covid-19

May 14th, 2020


Anthony Robson, finance director at QE Facilities, talks about the impact of Covid-19 on estates and facilities services across the NHS. He discusses how his organisation has supported the NHS both in responding to the …

13: A clinical perspective on the impact of Covid-19 (6 May 2020)

May 6th, 2020


Sanjay Agrawal, consultant in respiratory medicine and intensive care at University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, starts to look ahead at a …

12: A conversation between Sanjay Agrawal and Caroline Clarke

April 30th, 2020


Sanjay Agrawal, consultant in respiratory medicine and intensive care at University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, and Caroline Clarke, group …

11: The local impact of Covid-19 in the West Midlands

April 28th, 2020


This episode’s focus is on the West Midlands, one of the areas most affected by Covid-19 outside of London. We hear two perspectives of the local impact on services and finance teams, one from Ros Preen, director of …

10: A clinical perspective on the impact of Covid-19 (22 April 2020)

April 22nd, 2020


Sanjay Agrawal talks about how staff are pulling together to tackle the pandemic and the impact that it is having on them. He also discusses the …

9: Covid-19 beyond the United Kingdom

April 21st, 2020


As a global pandemic, Covid-19 is impacting nearly every country across the world. In this episode, Shaun Eldridge, president of HFMA Australia and Joe Fifer, chief executive of HFMA USA share their knowledge and …

8: Covid-19: the impact on community services and the role of a non-executive director

April 17th, 2020


This episode of HFMAtalk hears two different perspectives on the pandemic. First Mike Jennings, chief financial officer at Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust, describes how community services have had to change to …

7: A clinical perspective on the impact of Covid-19 (14 April 2020)

April 14th, 2020


After four days of working in intensive care, Sanjay Agrawal shares his experience and reflections on the reality of caring for people who have …

6: The impact of Covid-19 on mental health services

April 7th, 2020


In this episode Suzanne Robinson, executive director of finance at Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust, discusses the impact of Covid-19 on the day to …

5: Covid-19: a view from London

April 3rd, 2020


Caroline Clarke, group chief executive at the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust and HFMA president shares learning from the London experience of …

4: A clinical perspective on the impact of Covid-19 (2 April 2020)

April 2nd, 2020


In the second of our podcasts with Sanjay Agrawal, HFMA trustee and a consultant in respiratory medicine and intensive care at University Hospitals …

3: A clinical perspective on the impact of Covid-19 (26 March 2020)

March 26th, 2020


The HFMA is here to support our members, the wider finance community and the NHS throughout the coronavirus outbreak. We recognise that people face …

2: Collaborative working between finance and clinical staff

March 4th, 2020


Join Lee Outhwaite, director of finance and contracting at Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, and Sanjay Agrawal, consultant in …

1: What do we need to know about leases?

January 20th, 2020


Accounts have been talking about IFRS 16 for so long now that it’s easy to think that everything has been sorted out already, but that’s not the case. Find out what the standard will mean for the NHS and what one NHS …

The podcast for NHS finance

January 8th, 2020


Emma Knowles, director of policy and research at HFMA, tells you more about HFMAtalk, the podcast by the Healthcare Financial Management Association. 

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