HFMAtalk

HFMAtalk

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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 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.


18: The local authority and social care response to Covid-19
May 26 • 30 min
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 working relationship as well as how the…
17: Covid-19: A commissioning perspective
May 21 • 28 min
Mark Bakewell, chief financial officer for both Liverpool and Knowsley CCGs, shares his experience of the pandemic. Discussing the challenges that his organisations have faced, Mark emphasises the value of system working, supporting the wider health…
16: The national response to Covid-19 - A perspective from NHS England & Improvement
May 19 • 33 min
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 finance processes and governance during…
15: Covid-19: A view from Plymouth
May 15 • 24 min
Sarah Brampton, director of finance at University Hospitals Plymouth Foundation Trust, discusses their organisational response to the pandemic and how a culture of empowerment has allowed them to make quick and effective decisions in response to the…
14: The estates’ and facilities’ response to Covid-19
May 14 • 41 min
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 unique challenges presented, but…
13: A clinical perspective on the impact of Covid-19 (6 May 2020)
May 6 • 21 min
Sanjay Agrawal, consultant in respiratory medicine and intensive care at University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, starts to look ahead at a post-Covid NHS. He discusses the impact on other services, the importance of the public continuing to utilise…
12: A conversation between Sanjay Agrawal and Caroline Clarke
Apr 30 • 40 min
Sanjay Agrawal, consultant in respiratory medicine and intensive care at University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, and Caroline Clarke, group chief executive of Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust, talk one on one about Covid-19 and what they have…
11: The local impact of Covid-19 in the West Midlands
Apr 28 • 39 min
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 strategy and finance at Shropshire…
10: A clinical perspective on the impact of Covid-19 (22 April 2020)
Apr 22 • 22 min
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 research that is going on to treat Covid-19 and to combat the disease in the future. Sanjay is a HFMA trustee…
9: Covid-19 beyond the United Kingdom
Apr 21 • 62 min
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 experience of the response in their…
8: Covid-19: the impact on community services and the role of a non-executive director
Apr 17 • 39 min
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 address Covid-19 from a very early…
7: A clinical perspective on the impact of Covid-19 (14 April 2020)
Apr 14 • 34 min
After four days of working in intensive care, Sanjay Agrawal shares his experience and reflections on the reality of caring for people who have Covid-19. Sanjay is a HFMA trustee and a consultant in respiratory medicine and intensive care at University…
6: The impact of Covid-19 on mental health services
Apr 7 • 24 min
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 day delivery of mental health services, and what the pandemic could mean for future demand.
5: Covid-19: a view from London
Apr 3 • 30 min
Caroline Clarke, group chief executive at the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust and HFMA president shares learning from the London experience of Covid-19 so far and considers how roles have changed to meet the challenge.
4: A clinical perspective on the impact of Covid-19 (2 April 2020)
Apr 2 • 17 min
In the second of our podcasts with Sanjay Agrawal, HFMA trustee and a consultant in respiratory medicine and intensive care at University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, Sanjay talks about how learning during Covid-19 might impact how the NHS works in…
3: A clinical perspective on the impact of Covid-19 (26 March 2020)
Mar 26 • 22 min
The HFMA is here to support our members, the wider finance community and the NHS throughout the coronavirus outbreak. We recognise that people face many different challenges and part of our role at the HFMA is to help people understand what their…
2: Collaborative working between finance and clinical staff
Mar 4 • 25 min
Join Lee Outhwaite, director of finance and contracting at Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, and Sanjay Agrawal, consultant in respiratory medicine and critical care at the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, as they share their…
1: What do we need to know about leases?
Jan 20 • 35 min
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 foundation trust has done so far. To…
The podcast for NHS finance
Jan 8 • 0 min
Emma Knowles, director of policy and research at HFMA, tells you more about HFMAtalk, the podcast by the Healthcare Financial Management Association.