July 2024 One NHS Finance Team Updates

Welcome to the July 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.

Important Upcoming Dates That You Should Know

NHS Finance Innovation Programme Cohort 9 – submit your innovation for the next peer review by July 31.


Last month 19 network meetings took place including the Value Maker National Board Meeting, with lots of good ideas and future developments shaping the network and as we celebrated the network’s 10th anniversary, we now have a Value Maker in every NHS organisation and ICB in England! This incredible achievement is thanks to everyone who has contributed to making this network a success. Thank you all.

We also published a reflections blog from Value Makers who were on the founding 2014 cohort read it here: Celebrating 10 years of the Value Maker Network! 🎉

The Software Skills Network hosted a fully subscribed Power Automate and Power BI event, if you missed the event you can rewatch it here:  https://youtu.be/qpeapga1nGc?si=XELwwSFyZ-iilz4R

This month we have lots of showcase sessions led by our network members, including Inclusion & Diversity Ambassadors and Health & Wellbeing Champions. These sessions highlight best practices, providing insights into the impactful work within the NHS finance community. Discover all upcoming showcases on our events page.


Congratulations to the 20 organisations recently awarded Towards Excellence Accreditation, demonstrating the strength, quality and positive culture of your finance teams, the next submission deadline is August 31.

We have been busy finalising and shortlisting development programme applications, thank you to everyone who applied and thank you for your patience and cooperation. Don’t forget that you can register interest in our career development programmes at any time and we will notify you when applications open.

As mentioned above, the next peer review deadline for the NHS finance innovation programme is July 31, successful innovations will then be published in the library in September. We have 2 Innovation Showcases Sessions coming up this month; join Richard Norman, Head of Programme Management Office at Leeds Teaching Hospitals, as he showcases how the team developed a refined and updated QIA methodology for conducting quality impact assessments in the trust, comprehensive and integrated QIA guidelines on July 10 here. And hear from the Productivity and Efficiency team at Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust will be presenting on how they have increased the update of the Model Hospital Portal on July 15 here.

We also have a special event dedicated to the EVO (Engagement, Value, Outcome) process on July 9, join this hour-long lunch and learn session to find out more about the EVO process and ask any questions you may have. Book your place here.

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

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