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This guide gives an overview of the financial regime in the NHS, with particular emphasis on health and social care integration and areas in which the NHS differs from the rest of the public sector.
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The NHS’s finances are permanently in the news, but do you understand the underlying systems and issues?
Subjects covered in this publication include:
• the structure of the NHS
• how funding flows between organisations
• costing and the operation of the NHS tariff
• efficiency programmes and measuring performance.
In addition, it sweeps up various other ‘good things to know’, such as the system for charging overseas patients and the arrangements for ‘continuing health care’.
This publication also sets out how the financial regimes differ between England and the devolved nations. The explanations are set out in straightforward style, leavened by insights from people working in the system, and complemented by a glossary for handy reference.
It will provide the understanding which is especially helpful for those in local government who are seeking to work successfully on the integration of health and social care. It will also act as an ideal primer or induction tool for anyone – whether in the NHS or elsewhere – who wants a practical overview of how finance works in the NHS.
This publication is only available online.
The digital, online version is available as both searchable HTML and a bookmarked downloadable PDF of the publication that can be shared throughout your organisation.
Customers will need to register and login to CIPFA’s website to access the publication. Details of licensing arrangements for other categories of purchaser, which includes those organisations operating shared service arrangements, are available from CIPFA’s Publications Department.
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