NHS Health Matters - Autumn 2016

Welcome to RSM’s Autumn edition of its quarterly Health Matters publication. The NHS is now half way through the financial year and its financial pressures continue. In this edition we provide our thoughts on a number of key areas to support the financial challenge you face.

To download the pdf version of our health matters report, click here.

New models of care tax controls

25 October 2016

Does your Cost Improvement Programme include VAT saving projects? We identify new saving areas within the new model of care programme.

Bridging the gap between contract award and business as usual

25 October 2016

In our experience trusts that deliver the sustainable outcomes are those that are able to focus their resources on this gap. Read our three simple investment tips here.

Improvement and savings - temporary staffing

25 October 2016

What are the issues that create high temporary staffing? And what can you do?

The changing role of the finance function

25 October 2016

Reducing costs in line with the national drive to reduce back office function costs has been a struggle. Is your organisation's cost of the finance function greater than 1 per cent of trust turnover?

Whistleblowing - the importance of getting it right first time, every time

25 October 2016

Whistleblowing has been under the spotlight in recent years following the Francis Report, which led to a number of recommendations, in part to seek improvements to organisational culture, support for those who raise concerns and a reminder for organisations to review their own procedures to ensure they are known, accessible and operating effectively.