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The second online conversation is now open click here to make your voice heard.

We are thrilled to announce the launch of our second online conversation, aiming to foster the continued growth and adoption of One NHS Finance. We invite everyone in NHS Finance to participate in discussions and contribute to shaping the future of the function. By sharing your insights and ideas, we can harness the collective knowledge of the NHS finance community to shape and develop the most effective NHS Finance function.

Following the success of our initial conversation in 2021, where over 3,200 individuals from diverse organisations, regions, roles, and grades contributed nearly 30,000 ideas to our online platform. All of the contributions to this were developed into our Finance Development strategy, which we’re now delivering through our three national programmes: the National Finance Academy, Future-Focused Finance, and the Finance Innovation Forum.

Since our first conversation, significant changes have occurred, prompting us to launch a second conversation.  This presents a unique opportunity for you to provide invaluable feedback on the progress made so far against our 5-year strategy, and identify any emerging priorities for our national and regional programmes and networks.

We strongly encourage all members of the NHS Finance community, regardless of their region, role, or grade, to actively participate in this conversation.  Whether you prefer submitting ideas, voting on suggestions, or offering comments, your input will play a crucial role in shaping the future direction of the NHS Finance Function.

We understand that some colleagues may be facing challenges at present, but we genuinely appreciate the contributions of each and every individual. Your insights and perspectives are vital in determining the future of NHS Finance.

How to submit – Register for a free account at IdeaScale with your NHS email and then please verify your account (remember to check your spam folder just in case!) Then enter your email verification code. Now you are all set to browse ideas and contribute anonymously to the One NHS Finance Shape the Future conversations!

How it works – Contribute your ideas: Visit our conversations to contribute your ideas to shape the future of the NHS finance function. Support your favourite ideas: Use a voting system to select impactful ideas. Comment on ideas: Leave comments to support the development of submitted ideas. Stay up to date: Stay informed through our regular email updates, showcasing progress made through your input and highlighting the development of ideas and opportunities to be involved.

Please submit all contributions by 4 PM, Friday, August 11, 2023.  Thank you for taking the time to contribute to this important initiative.

If you have any questions regarding the platform please contact us:


Peter Ridley

Deputy CFO at NHS England and Vice Chair of the Finance Leadership Council.

“We are thrilled to embark on this second crowdsourcing conversation with the NHS Finance community. The valuable insights and active involvement of our community members have been instrumental in shaping the programme’s success thus far. We look forward to their continued contributions as we work together to advance the One NHS Finance initiative.”


Documents relating to the initial One NHS Finance conversation

Becoming One NHS Finance

Analysied feedback from the One NHS Finance campaign