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WWL wins on Financial Services in HSJ Efficiency Awards

Newsdate: 30 September 2013

In the photo: WWL Finance Staff Receive the HSJ Efficiency AwardWrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust are delighted to announce that our Finance Department were winners in the Financial Services category of this week’s Health Service Journal (HSJ) Efficiency Awards for the Devolved Financial Management tool (DFM). Over 800 healthcare professionals attended the third HSJ Efficiency Awards hosted by Rob Beckett, star of ‘8 out of 10 Cats', 'Richard Bacon's Beer & Pizza Club' and ITV2's 'I’m a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here Now'.

The awards identify and reward the organisations that have delivered tangible improvements in healthcare efficiency and cost savings, whilst maintaining the highest levels of patient care. The win was for a ‘Devolved Financial Management’ project within the Trust. This gives all cost centre managers real-time access to their budgets and actual spend on a monthly basis. Everyone knows at a glance if their department’s spend is below, on or above planned levels.
Nick Golding, news editor of HSJ, said: “We applauded some truly pioneering work at this year’s ceremony - innovation by inspirational NHS leaders that will go on to make a huge impact across the entire country.
“The people and organisations recognised are in the vanguard of change – a change that both respects everything we hold dear in the NHS but recognises that more must be done to improve services.”

Rob Forster, Director of Finance said.  “This is fantastic news for both the Finance Department and WWL and is down to hard work and innovation from the Finance team”.

Altogether 114 organisations and their partners were shortlisted for the HSJ Efficiency Awards 2013.  There was an unprecedented response, demonstrating that a lot of hard work takes place every day within the NHS Finance sector.

In the photo at the top of the page: WWL Finance Staff Receive the HSJ Efficiency Award