Patients' Monies and Belongings

Patients' Monies and Belongings

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This guide has been developed by the HFMA's Accounting and Standards Committee and is designed to provide practical help to all those involved in the management of patients' monies and belongings. Although the guide is based on the benefits and legislation in England, much of the advice it sets out will be of interest and help to practitioners in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.show more

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Patients' Monies and Personal Belongings; Property of those Patients Unable to Manage their Own Affairs; Unclaimed Properties on Discharge; Patients who Die in Hospital; State Benefit Assistance; Help with Health Costs; Travel to Hospital Costs; Internal Auditshow more

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Written by HFMA's Accounting & Standards Committee. The Accounting & Standards Committee aims to promote high standards in accounting and financial reporting within NHS. The committee has an active work programme, producing appropriate guidance for members in the areas of financial accounting and accounting standards. The committee also develops the popular Pre-Accounts Planning Conferences which are a key date in the HFMA calendar. Membership is drawn from all sectors of the NHS and includes representatives from the Audit Commission, National Audit Office and the Department of Health. Meetings are held four times a year in London.show more