Finance and Commercial Directors network - 26 April 2018

Date 26 April 2018

Time 10:30

Venue Etc venues Prospero House, 241 Borough High Street, London SE1 1GA

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26 April 2018 – 10.30am to 3.30pm

Etc Venues, Prospero House, 241 Borough High St, London, SE1 1GA



10.00 – 10.30am



10.30 – 10.45am                                                                                                   

  1. Welcome from chair

Co-chairs: Sarah Brampton, Director of Finance, Devon Partnership NHS Trust and Steve Grange, Executive Director of Strategy and Strategic Transformation, South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

10.45 – 11.30am

  1. Update from NHS Improvement

An opportunity to discuss control totals, provider sustainability funding and year end finances with NHS Improvement’s chief finance officer.


            Elizabeth O’Mahony, Chief Financial Officer, NHS Improvement

11.30 - 12.45pm                                                                    

  1. NHS Providers policy update and a roundtable discussion

An update on strategic and policy issues affecting NHS providers and an opportunity for a roundtable discussion to talk about particular topics and share feedback with NHS Providers team and rest of the group.


Chris Hopson, Chief Executive, NHS Providers


12.45 – 1.30pm  



1.30 - 2.00pm

  1. Behavioural insights team   

An opportunity to hear from the government’s Behavioural Insights health team on their current work. The ‘Nudge Unit’, as it known unofficially, seeks to apply nudge theory to try and improve public services and improve outcomes, enabling people to make ‘better choices for themselves’.


Hannah Burd, Senior Advisor, BIT Health team


2.00 – 2.30pm

  1. Health and care workforce strategy to 2027

This session will focus on the latest Health Education England’s consultation on the health and care workforce strategy to 2027, Facing the Facts, Shaping the Future and will give you an opportunity to discuss the current issues and proposed solutions with this arm length body.

            Rob Smith, Director of Workforce Planning and Intelligence, Health Education England


2.30 – 3.30pm

  1. Wholly owned subsidiaries

An increasing number of trusts are setting up wholly owned subsidiary companies for areas such as facilities management and outpatient pharmacy. In this interactive session, you will have an opportunity to hear from your peers on their experiences of setting up one of these companies and their lessons learnt as well as Hill Dickinson LLP on the legal and tax implications of forming them.


            Robert McGough, Partner, Hill Dickinson LLP

                Kathryn Dean, Managing Director, King’s Interventional Facilities Management LLP  

David Moon, Director of Finance SWFT CS Ltd and Strategic Financial Advisor, South Warwickshire NHS FT



Wrap up and close

  1. Any other business and date of next meeting

The next meeting will take place on 6 September at Woburn Conference Centre, 20 Tavistock Square, London, WC1H 9HQ.


Today’s meeting will close at 3.30pm.

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