Welcome to another health newsletter and much has changed since our last newsletter in November. There is of course the good news of the mass roll out of vaccines but COVID-19 continues to take a toll across the country and has serious repercussions for our national health systems across the four nations of the UK.
As ever, CIPFA strives to offer support and help for the sector in these troubling times. We offer podcasts (our latest is on COVID), free webinars, insight articles via CIPFA Thinks and our online COVID-19 hub.
We also have brought together all our resources, insight and events for health on our new health landing page which we will be expanding, updating and improving over the coming weeks and months.
We hope you are well and wish you all the best,
Dr Eleanor Roy
CIPFA Health and Social Care Manager
CIPFA consultation response
Integrating care: Next steps to building strong and effective integrated care systems across England
The latest podcast for professionals working in public services features Jaimie Kaffash (Editor of Pulse Magazine) and Professor Andy Hardy (CEO of University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust) on the progress of the UK vaccination rollout.
As part of our recurring segment on the impact of the pandemic on the public finance profession, we were joined by Karan Wheatcroft from the Mersey Internal Audit Agency.
CIPFA’s new president and CEO of University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire (UHCW) talks to Sarah Shreeves, CIPFA Head of Training about the pandemic, the continuing importance of skills and training and CIPFA in the health sector. | Read interview
Key skills and training for health finance professionals
The recommended training route for health sector finance professionals at every career stage. CIPFA and AAT are working in collaboration to deliver a seamless apprenticeship programme for existing and aspiring finance professionals working across the NHS.
Combining our joint expertise, CIPFA and AAT provide a complete integrated journey, for those just starting out in accountancy through to those aspiring to be a fully qualified chartered accountant. | Read more
CIPFA’s Marc McAuley, Head of Counter Fraud Operations, takes the stage at Counter Fraud 2021 on 23rd February – with advice on how local authorities can fight fraud and corruption. This event is a perfect opportunity to collaborate and share insights on fraud trends, issues, innovation, and good practice.