Building on the successful Future-Focused Finance initiative, in 2019 we launched a nationwide conversation that gave everyone working in the finance community the opportunity to share current challenges and input into the future of the function. All of the ideas, comments and feedback we received through this conversation were used to develop One NHS Finance.
One NHS Finance brings together three national programmes: Future-Focused Finance, the National Finance Academy, and the Finance Innovation Forum. Our main goal is to make sure that everyone working in NHS finance has access to the opportunities they need to develop their skills, excel in their roles, and accelerate their careers.
We continuously review and refresh One NHS Finance programmes so they remain relevant for all finance professionals. If you have any questions on One NHS Finance, or would like further information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
A key part of the One NHS Finance is the Towards Excellence Accreditation process. This initiative was established to give due recognition to organisations that have the very best finance skills development culture and practices in place. You can find out which organisations have gained accreditation and are members of the ONF networks via our interactive map.
All of the ONF programmes produce a wide range of events, development programmes, networks, resources, toolkits and briefings – all developed to support our ambitious objectives outlined in the National Finance Development strategy, EDI action plan, and Inclusive Talent Management strategy. Discover more about our national programmes as you explore below.
Giving everyone in NHS Finance a voice and an opportunity to collaborate to improve clinical engagement and outcomes.Learn more
Finance Innovation Forum
A place for finance professionals to discuss ideas, solve problems, share innovations, and respond to challenges.Learn more
National Finance Academy
Ensuring NHS staff receive inclusive, comprehensive, and structured training and development while delivering on ED&I targets.Learn more
Leadership and Governance
The Finance Leadership Council (FLC) provides oversight to the national programmes and is the main decision-making forum for the NHS Finance Development Strategy. Its objective is to draw on the work done to date and ensure a culture of consistent, high quality finance development across the NHS in England by setting and ensuring the delivery of the strategic aims and objectives.
Chief Financial Officer, NHS England.
Deputy Chief Financial Officer – Operational Finance, NHS England.
Chief Financial Officer, Mid and South Essex University Hospital Group.
Chief Finance Officer, Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital (RNOH) NHS Trust.
Group Chief Financial Officer, Barts Health NHS Trust.
Director of Finance, George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust.
Group Chief Financial Officer, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust.
Chief Finance Officer / Deputy Chief Executive, Liverpool University Hospitals NHS FT.
Finance Director, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.
Director of Finance, University Hospitals Plymouth.
Chief Finance Officer, Kent and Medway ICB.
Executive Director of Finance, Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust.
Regional Finance Director, NHS England – East of England.
Each of our programmes is overseen by a Finance Leadership Group, chaired by a CFO and composed of representatives from NHSE regions, ensuring inclusive regional representation. These groups provide oversight and strategic direction to our work and support the National Team to develop projects and initiatives for the NHS finance community.
Future-Focused Finance Chair – Finance Director, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.
Finance Innovation Forum Chair – Group Chief Financial Officer, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust.
National Finance Academy Chair – Group Chief Financial Officer, Barts Health NHS Trust
National Delivery Team
Our National Delivery Team supports the day-to-day operations of the programme. They assist in the development and implementation of new projects and initiatives, and provide support for all of the programmes networks, events, as well as marketing and communications.
Head of Programmes.
Programme Manager – Finance Innovation Forum.
Programme Manager – National Finance Academy.
Programme Manager – Future-Focused Finance.
Network and Events Manager.
Marketing and Communications Co-Ordinator.
Programme and Events Coordinator.
Much of our work is delivered through strong partnerships and collaborations with the Regional Finance Academies, local One NHS Finance boards, the Skills Development Networks, NHS Leadership Academy, the Healthcare Financial Management Association, and others.