October 2023 One NHS Finance Team Updates

Welcome to the October 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

Value Maker Awards 2023 – Send in your nominations by October 9Value Maker Annual Awards 2023 Nomination (office.com)

Applications for the CIMA Fast-Track development programme close on October 27.

Cohort 7 of the NHS Finance Innovation Programme closes for peer review on October 31.


Last month we had a busy month with 20 network meetings, and Sponsors from the Sponsorship Programme had the chance to join a training session on Rapport, Trust and Respect. Please find the next Sponsor Training date for October here:  Sponsor Training – How Sponsors can help drive the meetings.

We also launched a new network! Accreditation Assessors play a vital role in helping support organisations that are continually striving for improvement. Find out more details and join here: Assessor Resources.

We have the next National Value Maker Showcase Session this month, hear from Luca Paderi from Nottingham University Hospitals will discuss examples of productivity initiatives from his experience in financial efficiency and sustainability and from the perspective of a large NHS acute provider. Book your place for October 27 here.

Don’t forget that the Value Maker 2023 Awards are open! Find out all the details about the new categories in our new Award Nomination Guide and submit your nominations via this form, by Monday October 9.

Face-to-face spaces are filling up fast for VMAC 2023 on November 24, please view the full event agenda here. Make sure you book your place soon so you don’t miss out: Value Maker Annual Conference – In person.


Last month our Shape the Future of NHS Finance Conversation closed, we would like to thank everyone who took the time to take part. We are now analysing all the ideas, comments and votes. Our objective is to pinpoint fresh priorities for both national programmes and regional boards. Your valuable contributions are pivotal in determining the future of One NHS Finance and the training and growth of the NHS finance community.

We also have some exciting news to share; in collaboration with HFMA, we’re developing a new mentoring programme and we are looking for people who would like to sign up as mentors, please click here to find out more and if interested sign up here.

We have also launched the HFMA and One NHS Finance sponsored UK 4 Nations Exchange; this offers an opportunity to visit an NHS organisation in one of the other home nations, offering exposure and networking opportunities with colleagues in a role similar to yours. You’ll be able to exchange ideas in addressing similar issues, pick up alternative methods and approaches and expand your network. Find out all the details and apply to take part in the exchange by October 13 here: UK 4 Nations Exchange (office.com)

Are you interested in being mock interviewed? The FFF programme can help you find a suitable match, get in touch.

This month we have 3 wellbeing webinars, including a fun-filled virtual scavenger hunt! This will give you a chance to bond with colleagues, book for October 19 here – Scavenger Hunt.

Last month applications for CIMA programme opened, don’t forget that they close on October 27, download the programme guide here. 

A new resource was published on promoting NHS finance careers; Work Experience Guide – School Children. And don’t forget to utilise the NHS Finance Careers Portal! https://financecareers.nhs.uk/

EVO (Engage, Value, Outcome), the application guide is available to download, it will provide you with a background to the framework. Download it here.

We also have a Watse Reduction Innovation Showcase taking place on October 19, join us for a dynamic event aimed at addressing a critical challenge faced by Leeds Teaching Hospitals.

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

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