August 2023 One NHS Finance Team Updates

Welcome to the August One NHS Finance blog. Here you will find out all the highlights of our programmes and networks over that last month and discover all the opportunities and everything else coming up in the month ahead.

Important Upcoming Updates You Should Know

You still have time to contribute to the One NHS Finance ‘Shape the Future’ conversation, we value every input even if it is just voting on already submitted ideas. Create your free account here – Shaping the future – by IdeaScale ( Check out the latest updates on our convo including regional stats in our newsletter here.

The next deadline for Towards Excellence Accreditation is August 31st.

Applications for the Breaking Diversity Barriers development programme are now open! Apply by September 30.


Last month we had 14 network meetings and Sponsors had the opportunity for training on ‘understanding what your Sponsee requires’, keep an eye out for future training on our events page.

Please read the latest edition of the National Sponsee Network newsletter here.

Don’t forget that VMAC 2023 Awards are now open! Find out all the details about the new categories in our new Award Nomination Guide and submit your nominations via this form, by October 9.

This month we are fortunate to have the inspiring Suzanne Robinson as our guest blogger. She shares her valuable insights on the ‘Shape the Future’ conversation and emphasises the significance of active participation from everyone. Read her blog here.


Last month we hosted the final day of the Career Progression development programme, thank you to all our speakers and we hope all our delegates found the programme beneficial. Applications will open again in January 2024.

Thank you to everyone who submitted applications for the Career Developers programme, places will be confirmed soon and don’t forget applications for Breaking Diversity Barriers are now open.

Last month we launched the new Development Self-Assessment Tool, this self-assessment toolkit is based on the NHS Finance Competency Framework which outlines the technical and behavioural skills required at each stage of a finance career in the NHS. Sign in to the ONF website to start using the tool here.

Early last month we held our first One NHS Finance Summit, you can rewatch the sessions on our YouTube playlist and read our blog on the event here.

Make sure you are up to speed with the new National Inclusive Talent Management strategy and guidance for NHS finance. It has been co-created over the last 18 months in collaboration with NHS leaders and the finance community. The strategy aims to be inclusive, supporting staff at all levels, leaving no one behind.

The EVO (Engage, Value, Outcome) application guide is now ready to download, it will provide you with a background to the framework. Download it here.

We hope you all enjoy your summer breaks and get ready for event season in September, we have lots coming up!

That’s a wrap for this month, please download our monthly presentation slides below, thank you for reading!

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