The Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) Northern branch had its annual conference on Friday 16th November. As part of the conference winners of regional awards are announced.
The following members of staff were recognised for their work at the awards.
Accountant of the Year – shortlisted – Anthea Thompson, Senior Finance Manager (NECS)
Anthea has been a crucial part of developing a continuously improving financial management and accounts hub team that serves several CCG customers of NECS.
Graeme Smart Award – winner – David Craig, Senior Finance Manager (NECS)
David retires at the end of this year having spent a lifetime providing an outstanding service and contribution to the local and national NHS finance community. This award is a very fitting way to recognise his vast contribution through his career.
Accountant of the Year – winner – Richard Turnbull, Finance (Northumberland CCG) working on secondment from NECS prior to his appointment at the CCG
Richard has supported the CCG tirelessly, diligently and dependably with unwavering commitment in the most difficult of circumstances. Along with ensuring that the CCG maintained an effective finance ‘engine room’ in terms of routine corporate business, Richard has also acted as the lead finance contact for the successive external assessments and capacity/capability audits that have proven a necessary part of financial turnaround.
Well done everyone!