Finance Team of the Year
Those responsible for the financial management of an NHS organisation must maintain a constant eye on how to deliver maximum value. Part of the solution can be the finance department itself. Improving data collection and analysis, overhauling payroll and other financial systems, bolstering reporting and audit – all changes to the finance department that can make a significant difference to the overall efficiency of an organisation.
This award will recognise teams and organisations that are ensuring finance pays its own part in delivering value for money health care. Entrants should focus on the eventual benefits to positive outcomes.
The award will be won by a team executing initiatives or projects which are adding value to patients, staff and the wider organisation. The projects might have involved multiple stakeholders whether they be commissioners, patients, clinical services or partners and judges will be looking for excellence in the management of expectations with results that have improved performance.
Entries are welcomed from finance teams at any NHS, primary care or general practice organisation.
Judging Criteria :
- Describe the context, what is the relationship between finance and the organisation who are the major stakeholders?
- Outline some of the initiatives which have delivered success.
- What are the goals for the team? Describe impacts to patients, staff, efficiency or value for money.
- How did you work with interested parties and forming the projects and then planning?
- Outline the success providing clear supporting evidence in the form of testimonials, qualitative and quantitative information
- How did the project teams work together successfully? What feedback have you had from interested parties?
- What benefits have been achieved for service users?
- What benefits have been achieved for staff, systems and processes?
- How have you shared success with other organisations or other departments?
- What efforts have been made to share best practice beyond your immediate influence.
- Describe the added value created by the initiative.
- How have your achievements enhanced the experience of patients, their families and staff?
- How has your work improved patient flow, capacity, efficiency, reduced variation or saved money?
- When planning for the project what efforts were made to involve key stakeholders such as effected clinical or support staff?
- How were patients and service users brought into the discussion?
- What checks and balances were put in place to ensure disruption to care was minimal and that stakeholders were kept informed of progress?