December 2023 One NHS Finance Team Updates

Welcome to the December One NHS Finance blog. Here you will find 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.

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Last month we had 11 network meetings, and our Health and Wellbeing Champions took part in a training session allowing them to discover how to inspire and motivate colleagues to make informed choices leading to healthier, happier lives. Find out more about training and becoming a Health and Wellbeing Champion here.

We also hosted our flagship event; The Value Maker Annual Conference in London, thank you to everyone who joined us both in person and online, and thank you to all our speakers, exhibitors and wonderful Chair, Suzanne Robinson. You can watch back over on our YouTube channel here. We would also like to say congratulations to the winners of this year’s Value Maker Awards. Find out who won and all the shortlists and nominees over on our blog: Value Maker Awards 2023: Winners, Shortlists and Nominees Announced!

This month we are looking forward to bringing you the next online Value Maker Showcase Session; Ward Volunteering Programme on December 13. Find out about how Thomas Yip, at St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, set up a programme for finance staff to help serve meals to patients on wards on a regular basis. Book your spot here.

We are pleased to announce that we have relaunched The Software Skills Network, this growing NHS Finance community offers its members a virtual forum to further develop their skills in widely accessible technologies. Find out detailed information on how you can join the network and what opportunities are available to you here: Software Skills Network.


Last month we delivered Module 3 of the Going Beyond Programme and a Talent Pool Masterclass in London. We have also expanded the Career Progressors Programme, it is now suitable for staff in Bands 5-7, applications open in January, you can register your interest anytime.  

We also released the latest edition of the National Sponsee Newsletter, please read it here. This month, Sponsors on The Sponsorship Programme have a training session on risks, benefits and approaches to advocacy, book for December 15 here.

This month we are looking forward to hosting a Festive Quiz! This event has been incredibly popular and we look forward to some competitive festive fun. Book for December 13 2-3 PM here: Festive Quiz.

All successful NHS Finance Innovations as part of Cohort 7 of the Innovation Programme, will be published in the Innovation Library this month, so keep an eye out! We also have an Innovation Showcase coming up on December 13, 3-4 PM on Month-End Packs, book your online place here.

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

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