The NECS Finance and Activity Monitoring team is made up of 8 members of staff and sits within the technical team of Customer Finance.
CIVICA SLAM is the chosen system for NECS to support the Finance and Activity Monitoring service. This is a nationally recognised system and also system of choice for the majority of providers in England.
Data from multiple sources are standardised and input in to the SLAM system, pulling all key finance and activity information into one place. Processed data is further enhanced by the technical team to support all levels of reporting needed. Final data is then stored in a cube to allow for easy manipulation.
Inputs and outputs are managed through one central process, removing duplication, errors and inconsistencies. The Technical Team are able to continuously improve the processes and the quality of the information held. The team are able to look at multiple models at the same time, to aid trend analysis and comparison.
The team is able to work system or region-wide as part of an Integrated Care System and have experience of dealing with and co-ordinating the needs of a wide range of stakeholders.
Level One Service – contract finance and activity reconciliation
• Automated reconciliation accounts between trust ACM and SUS data
• All data in one place – IP, OP, AE, Non SuS and passthrough costs
Contract reconciliation – this satisfies requirements under the standard contract and in accordance with national timescales.
Level Two Service – enhanced reporting and forecasting of contract finance and activity by provider and by CCG
• Assumes level 1 in place
• Suite of reports made available to the CCG
• Ability for forecasting adjustments to be made into system – facilitates central adjustments from example data challenge and VBC process
• Contract reconciliation as detailed above
• Finance and Activity Contract report – bringing all contract performance for one provider into one report including waiting list, referral, penalty, contract challenge, schedule 6 information
• Finance Performance Report – bringing all acute contract performance for a single CCG together
• NON-ISFE report – to facilitate reporting by point of delivery in the monthly NHSE return
• Freedom of information requests – bespoke reports can be used to return the information requested regarding CCG spend on secondary care
Level 3 Service – all spend finance and activity monitoring and forecasting
• Assumes levels 1 and 2 in place
• Other ISFE financial management data is loaded into SLAM to allow consolidation of data sources covering all ISFE areas
• As per levels 1 and 2
• Extension of reports (F&A, FPR and FOI) as detailed in Level 2 to cover all areas of programme spend
Level 4 Service – enhanced reporting of all spend finance and activity monitoring and forecasting
• Assumes levels 1, 2 and 3 in place
• Suite of benchmarking reports made available to the CCG to support transformation looking at unwarranted variation
• As per levels 1, 2 and 3
• Programme Budgeting – NECS can report on the PBC exercise and as we hold multiple customers’ data in this manner. With correct data sharing agreements we can use the data to benchmark against multiple CCGs
• Practice Based Budgeting/GVIS – to look at variation in activity being referred through from general practice (used as a scheme to impact GP behaviour and realise QIPP)
• QIPP scheme reporting