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Sent: 01 July 2009 13:19
To: Stewart David (Ashton, Leigh and Wigan PCT)
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Welcome to the HFMA E-Update                                                    July 2009

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hfma's 2009 awards programme has launched....

Previous winners have commented on the positive experience of taking part, suggesting that the simple act of entering for the Awards can show staff how their role is valued. They also say that gaining national recognition for local efforts can be hugely motivating. Combine those benefits with the chance of winning, and receiving an Award at a Gala event in front of an audience of some 800 senior finance practitioners and industry experts, and you have a powerful argument for submitting an entry.

hfma awards programme - recognising healthcare finance innovation and achievement.  This year's categories include:

Accounts Team of the Year Award
Efficiency Award - Provider and Commissioner
Governance Award
Finance Director of the Year Award
Charitable Funds Management Award
Working with Finance - Clinician of the Year Award
Havelock Training Award

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HFMA have just released the second in a series of higher level e-learning modules. This latest 'Introductory Plus' module is entitled 'Internal and External Audit in Practice' and is aimed at Finance staff, Chairs and Non-Executive Directors (particularly those on the Audit Committee), NHS Directors and senior NHS professionals and clinicians.

This e-learning module aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of Internal and External Audit in the context of good governance and will provide the learner with an insight as to what to expect from their auditors.

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This toolkit focuses on the basic controls that should be in place across six key activity cycles: income, expenditure, capital, cash, reporting, and charitable funds
Within each cycle there is a range of sub categories with control objectives and for each of these the toolkit explains:

  • Controls needed to achieve the objective
  • Why these controls are important
  • How frequently to apply the control
  • The nature of the control

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8th July 2009, Blackpool

Primary care is becoming ever more complex with an increasing range of developments and priorities. These developments are key to delivering the future vision for primary care services and are part of a continuing programme of reforms aiming to provide PCTs with responsibility for local service arrangements to meet local needs and priorities. This conference will provide an invaluable opportunity to hear more about key Primary Care subject areas and will offer help and advice on how to identify ways of tackling these important issues effectively.

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9th - 10th July 2009, Blackpool

This comprehensive two day event is aimed at all Trusts, whether they are approved Foundation Trusts, applicant trusts or purely aspirant. The conference aims to offer finance directors and finance staff a unique opportunity to: - Hear about the latest developments in FTs and FT Finance - Discover the views of respected commentators in our field - Share knowledge and experience and learn from other practitioners and experts in the field - Develop a greater understanding of a range of key issues - Network with colleagues from throughout the NHS in a relaxed and informal environment

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6th October 2009, London

Charitable Funds are a key area of NHS finance and it is an area which has experienced significant change over the last few years.
This one-day conference will look at the key issues and will include an interactive workshop session to allow in-depth discussion and analysis of the major subject areas facing finance staff who deal with Charitable Funds.

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9th - 11th December 2009, Hilton London Metropole

We are delighted to confirm we have now secured the following speakers for the HFMA Annual conference: Andrew Neil, Colin Price, Karren Brady, Sir Clive Woodward, David Nicholson, David Flory, Cynthia Bower, Sir Ian Carruthers and Norman Lamb. As well as being an excellent professional development event, the conference offers great value for money and also provides a valuable opportunity to network.

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Eastern - VAT
2nd July, EOESHA, Cambridge

South Central - CIMA Commercial Mindset
3rd July, Newbury

North West - Annual Manchester Quiz
9th July, The Deansgate, Manchester

West Midlands - Value Testing and Benchmarking
10th July, George Elliot Hospital NHST, Nuneaton

Wales - Master Class - Business Cases
20th July, North Wales

London - Annual Conference
17th September, Holiday Inn Bloomsbury

Scotland - Annual Conference
1st - 2nd October, Crieff Hydro, nr Perth

Kent Surry & Sussex - Annual Conference
9th - 10th October, Hilton, Dartford

South West - Annual Conference
15th - 16th October, Tortworth Court



Governance & Audit - 8th September

Financial Management & Research - 9th September

Accounting & Standards - 10th September

Payment by Results - 17th September

Mental Health - 7th October

Charitable Funds
- 11th November

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Finance Director - Provider

London PCT
Duration: 6 Months
Salary: To 900 per day
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Project Accountant - Foundation Trust application location

NHS Acute Trust in London
Duration: 18 Months (Starting 01/07/2009)
Salary: 225 - 300 per day
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Deputy Finance Manager

High-Profile NHS organisation in London
Duration: 2 Months (Starting 01/07/2009)
Salary: 200 - 225 per day
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