As you will know, PwC are working with us to produce a report looking at the future of NHS finance. On 31st January, FLC agreed that the publication of the report should be delayed pending discussions with Julian Kelly, the new NHS CFO, once he is in post. Key issues highlighted in the draft report include:
- Deciding what organisation forms are appropriate for NHS finance to allow us to perform at our best.
- How we free up as much time as possible to focus on financial insight and long-term thinking.
- How we attract, develop and retain the best talent at all levels.
- What IT & training infrastructures are required to support the function.
The final report is now likely to be published in the summer.