Next steps for Future-Focused Finance by Simon Worthington

Staff development and engagement is something I am very passionate about, so I am thrilled to have been asked to Chair the Future-Focused Finance programme for the next two years.  The One NHS Finance conversation offered us all an opportunity to share our ideas and challenges and I look forward to building on the current FFF programmes and taking forward your valuable contributions to make our NHS a great place to work for all. 

Developing our Community emerged as a key theme from the One NHS Finance conversation, with a focus on how we can ensure everyone has a voice and a platform to share best practice, improve our skills, and collaborate.  We want to promote the different finance careers across the NHS, attract talent into our function, and support all our staff in the excellent work they do.  We need to celebrate our successes and be proud of our contribution to providing world class care to our patients.

We already have a fantastic network of Value Makers who will remain pivotal to the success of our objectives; sharing good practice from across the regions and supporting each other through challenges that arise.

I look forward to working with you all to develop our finance community and truly become One NHS Finance.

Simon Worthington works as Director of Finance at The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Find out more about One NHS Finance here.