PracticePeople In PracticeNHS staff in jobs shake up

NHS staff in jobs shake up

Advances in technology and changing business practices will lead to a'leaner, more professional' NHS finance workforce with an 'overallreduction' in finance staff numbers, according to a discussion paper sentout to health service finance staff last Friday.

But the NHS Executive insisted its vision for a modernised financefunction did not automatically mean job cuts.

‘We may see a reduction in the size of the finance function, but theywon’t necessarily leave the NHS,’ said Jim Birrell, director of financeand performance for the NHS Executive’s North West regional office.

The discussion paper is an attempt to identify skills that will ensurefinance staff stay relevant in the future.

Read Steve Brown’s full article ‘Rebirth for NHS finance staff’.

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