Future-Focused Finance

Developing, connecting, and supporting the NHS Finance community

Future-Focused Finance (FFF) is a national programme designed to support our staff by engaging everyone in improving NHS finance. We want to bring finance staff at all levels of the profession together to build a community and platform where everyone feels valued and has a voice to support the delivery of quality services for patients. The programme will facilitate opportunities for finance staff to network, collaborate and share learning and good ideas, alongside working with clinical and other non-finance colleagues. As part of its overall aim FFF, and its networks, will identify new ways to promote NHS finance as a career choice and support our staff to make NHS finance the best place to work.

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Hybrid Working

Resource Pack

A new resource pack to help you get Hybrid Working right in your organisation.

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FFF Engagement

Resource Pack

This pack sets out ways that you and your organisation can get the most out of Future-Focused Finance, through our networks, events, toolkits and other resources.

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Supporting Our Staff Through Change

Workshop Series

Workshops to develop resilience and adaptability skills as we shift to a systems working approach in NHS Finance.

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Hybrid Working

Workshop Series

Webinars to help you navigate the future of work in this new hybrid world.

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Value Maker Awards

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The awards recognise the hard work of our Value Makers in their organisations and wider health communities, find out who won the 2021 awards.

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Our Programmes

We are developing, connecting and supporting  the NHS Finance Community through 5 key themes:

Supporting our staff

Personal resilience and the wellbeing of employees are recognised as being of great importance in developing and maintaining a high performing team. Reviews such as the Boorman Review focused attention on staff health and wellbeing and over the last 10 years numerous resources have been developed by NHS Employers to help NHS organisations to implement initiatives.

In a changing landscape for finance teams, in respect of technological advancements that will change what we do and how we do it, but also in respect of integrated working across health communities, personal wellbeing and resilience, and team resilience is extremely important.  Through this theme supports our staff through the challenges and changes ahead through workshops, networks and programmes.

Promoting NHS Finance Careers

A role in NHS Finance has a lot to offer and we want to attract new and diverse talent at all levels.  Finance is part of everything the NHS does, we aim to create better awareness both internally and externally, on the integral strategic role of finance to the delivery of patient care.  We want our NHS to be the employer of choice for a career in finance.

Demystifying NHS Finance

This programme of work focuses on helping other staff understand the role of NHS Finance more clearly, and in particular how finance and operational/clinical teams can work together to deliver better value for patients.  Lets break down the ‘us’ and ‘them’ culture between finance staff and clinical staff and move towards working together collaboratively.

Networking and Sharing Good Ideas

We value the networks that we have built up across the finance function which have enabled us to share innovative ideas across our systems and the wider NHS.  We want to actively encourage everyone to get involved in networks such as the Value Makers, FACE, Health and Wellbeing Champions.  Our Value Maker networks has grown rapidly since its creation in 2015 and has become an invaluable resource for finance staff to share ideas and support each other through the challenges that get thrown at us.

Making NHS Finance a Great Place to Work

The Towards Excellence Accreditation process is a great way to check that your organisation has all the right processes and procedures in place to make sure your finance department is a great place to work.  We want to help create a culture where staff feel appreciated and successes are celebrated.

Supporting our Staff

Resources and workshops to help you through challenges and changes.

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Demystifying NHS Finance

Resources to help you demystify NHS finance to create clinical value.

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Promoting NHS Finance Careers

Find out more about NHS Finance careers and what we are doing to promote them and attract a diverse range of talent.

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Networking and Sharing Good Ideas

We have a number of networks available for you to join, including the largest network in the whole of NHS Finance – our Value Makers.

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Making NHS Finance a Great Place to Work

Check out our events and resources aimed at making NHS Finance the best place to work, including our #NHSFinanceThankYou campaign and Accreditation process.

Resources

Accreditation

The Accreditation process is designed to allow the Finance Leadership Council to give due recognition to organisations that have the very best finance skills development culture and practices in place.

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Want to become a Value Maker?

Join our network

Value Makers are enthusiastic positive individuals who are passionate about staff development, will champion FFF and connect with others to share best practice across the NHS.

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Sign up as a FACE

Join our Network

For those who champion clinical engagement and financial training.

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Health and Wellbeing Champion

Sign up for this important role

A network to support those who champion health and wellbeing in their organisation.

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MS Teams Network

link up with colleagues virtually

A network to enable better networking and sharing of best practice in this new virtual world.

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