What was the issue you were addressing or working on?
The creation of the Community Health & Care Partnership (CHCP) Finance Manager post allows dedicated support and advice to the CHCP Corporate Director and Senior Management Team from one professional covering both parent organisations. The applies to all financial planning, modelling, budget setting, monitoring and reporting processes; included fully integrated financial reporting the CHCP Sub Committee.
What you did?
The post was created and a Service Level Agreement agreed as a result of discussions with Inverclyde Council and NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde at the inception of Inverclyde CHCP (2010). The SLA sets out the main duties to be provided to NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde from Inverclyde Council.
This was achieved through realignment of the role of a Council Finance employee, with part of their time recharged to NHS. The CHCP Finance Manager has a solid reporting line to the Council’s Chief Financial Officer and a dotted line to both the CHCP Corporate Director and the Director of Finance NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde.
What were the outcomes - benefits or otherwise?
In operational terms the CHCP Finance Manager is the single point of contact for the CHCP for all financial matters. The CHCP Finance manager is a member of the CHCP Senior Management Team and provides all fincial support and advice to the CHCP This has worked very well having one point of contact for all strategic and oprational finance issues.
The CHCP Finance Manager is supported by finance teams within the Council – who have a solid reporting line to the post and by a finance team on the NHS who have a dotted reporting line to the post.
The CHCP Finance Manager is a member of the Heads of Fiance network at NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde and represents the CHCP on all financial matters within the NHS.
The CHCP Finance Manager is a member of Inverclyde Council’s Finance Management Team.
Contacts - to find out more
Brian Moore, Corporate Director ICHCP firstname.lastname@example.org
Lesley Bairden, CHCP Finance Manager ICHCP