Apples with apples, or apples with pears?

The NHS faces an enormous challenge to live within budget; the reasons why it struggles to do this are many and varied and are the subject of political debate and argument on a daily basis. But that debate is for another day, the question I want to pose here is how as NHS finance professionals can we provide meaningful data, financial & other, to enable in depth analysis of the pressures

New Diversity delivery group

As part of the diversity and inclusion workstream at Future-Focused Finance, we are in the process of setting up a brand new Diversity delivery group to help us shape the ongoing development of the work programme and roll out of projects.

Goodbye to Bob

On 31 March, Bob Alexander will officially step down from his role on FFF’s Finance Leadership Council.

Angela Hibbard's appointment to a Director of Finance role

Many congratulations to Angela Hibbard, Deputy Director of Finance at Northern, Eastern and Western (NEW) Devon CCG, on graduating from the FFF Aspiring Finance Leaders Talent Pool and securing the role of Director of Finance at Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust. Angela is the third Talent Pool success since its launch in 2017.

A Beginner's Guide to Primary Care Terminology

The Future-Focused Finance team have been working closely with CCG and GP colleagues to produce a *Beginner's Guide to Primary Care Terminology* document, to help provide a basic understanding of general practice finance to all NHS professionals.