Capital collaborations between the NHS and local authorities

The Chartered Institute of public Finance and Accountability and the Healthcare Financial Management Association have worked together to produce this briefing as an initial output from a joint workshop on capital funding in the NHS.

The briefing provides background on the local authority and NHS funding mechanisms, including the prudential code under which local authority treasury management and borrowing is determined.  It sets out the problems that NHS bodies currently face in relation to capital funding and identifies some opportunities for working together on capital projects.

‘Trust and collaboration within vanguards is essential but not easy’ – new report

A new report launched today (15 June) at Confed17, looks to better understand how to build trust across systems to promote more effective collaborative working | NHS Employers

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Trustworthy Collaboration, written for NHS Employers by Prof Veronica Hope-Hailey of the University of Bath, explores the challenges of building trust across health systems, in the context of the 50 vanguard sites tasked with delivering transformational change through new care models.

The report looks into the challenges facing the leaders of the partner organisations within the vanguards, who are required to collaborate to deliver transformational change. Trust is essential to collaboration, the report states, but achieving this is easier said than done.

For the vanguards, trust was an important ingredient for ensuring success. It was vital for senior leaders to swiftly establish trust with other leaders across multiple and complex systems.

The report explores the meaning of trust in organisations and offers six key recommendations for how to successfully achieve it.