November 2023 One NHS Finance Team Updates

Welcome to the November 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 Updates You Should Know

UK 4 Nations Exchange – Please apply by November 6 – Find out more information and apply here.

Value Maker Annual Conference – November 24, London, face-to-face places still left! Book here.


Last month we had 15 network meetings, with the Finance Leadership Council meeting also taking place. Future projects from the ‘Shape the Future of NHS Finance’ conversation were approved, alongside lots of other exciting projects, such as a new strategy for recruitment and retention.

This month we are looking forward to bringing you the next NHS Finance Inclusion Conference focusing on disabilities. Secure your online spot for November 16 and view the full agenda here.

Thank you to everyone who sent in nominations for the Value Maker Annual Awards, we will be announcing shortlists soon, so watch this space! We are gearing up for a big event for this year’s Value Maker Annual Conference and there are still places left to join us in person in London if you would like to attend. Book your in-person place here: Value Maker Annual Conference – In person. Alternatively, book your online spot here, you can dip in and out depending on what sessions you would like to watch. Please view the full agenda here.

Coming up soon after VMAC we have 2 Value Maker Showcase Sessions, showcasing the fantastic work going on within finance throughout the country. Hear how the Sherwood Forest Hospitals Finance Team share the difference that they make to the patients, people and the Trust every day on November 29 and hear from Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust about the Learning Series they have developed to allow the Finance team to take time out of the day to learn about things going on in the Trust, ICB, and nationally on November 30.


Last month we announced a brand-new opportunity in partnership with the HFMA; UK 4 Nations Exchange. We have now extended the deadline, please apply by November 6! Find out more details and apply here: UK 4 Nations Exchange (

We also delivered day 1 of the second cohort of the Career Developers Programme. The panel discussion on careers received incredibly positive feedback, being described as both inspiring and heartfelt! We also successfully ran in London the First time in Post CFO programme across 2 days. You can register interest in our career development programmes throughout the year, and we will notify you when applications open.

The new Mentoring Programme has officially launched and is now part of our programmes page, please view it: Mentoring Programme.

This month we have 1 wellbeing webinar and if you are interested in finding out more about the accelerated route to gain CPFA and ACA designation and dual membership, book on to our CIPFA webinar on November 14.

A new resource has been published on appraisals; A Guide for Meaningful Appraisals, the guide covers what a good appraisal process should entail, including practical tips to enhance the processes significance for both staff and line managers. We have also produced a comparison document for appraisals and talent management conversations, view the document here: Talent Conversations vs. Appraisals.

We received 15 new NHS Finance Innovations as part of Cohort 7 of the Innovation Programme, these will now be peer-reviewed and successful innovations will be published in the Innovation Library in December.

We also have an Innovation Showcase session taking place on November 23, hear from Andrew Pullin, at Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, about their innovation on month-end packs.

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

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