My first project this year is producing new-look costing guidance for my longest standing client, the HFMA (Healthcare Financial Management Association).
I’ve been subbing and laying out the HFMA’s members magazine, Healthcare Finance, and associated briefings since January 2002.
Now, 13 Januarys on, I’m applying the association’s new corporate branding rules to its clinical costing publications.
These publications, endorsed by the Department of Health, NHS England and regulator Monitor, set out best practice for producing clinical costs for the NHS.
My job is to set out the existing publications according to newly designed templates and, as usual, to cast a critical eye over the copy.
But with the copy already approved by top-level NHS managers, any copy changes must be kept to a minimum.
Three publications of at least 28 pages each must be competed, checked, approved and uploaded to the web by 23 January. So no time to lose …