Finance Innovation Forum

An NHS Finance platform for the discovery and development of problems, ideas and innovations.

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Cohort 4 now open!

Deadline October 3rd

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Cohort 3 innovations

Now live!

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Innovation Peer Reviewer

Applications open

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Problem framing is an essential first step to begin idea generation

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Ideas are potential solutions to problems. Ideas have not yet been implemented and require research and development.

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Innovations are ideas which have been implemented, they continue to address a specific challenge and deliver better value to a team or organisation.

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Our first six months

The following update was given at the Finance Leadership Council in May 2022, this briefing provides a summary of what the Forum has been up to and what it will be working on moving forward.

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Innovation programme

The Innovation Programme is being developed as a mechanism to collect, validate, and share NHS finance innovations.

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NHS Finance Innovation Showcase

The online event showcased the peer reviewed and published innovations from the first two Cohorts of the Finance Innovation Forum’s Innovation Programme. The recording from the event will be available soon.

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Software Skills for Finance Staff

This series is in response to the Becoming NHS Finance Conversation and seeks to improve the software skills of NHS Finance staff in order to shorten the gap of time currently spent on manual and repetitive tasks.

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Join the Automation team

The Forum has set up an MS Team on the Virtual Finance Network dedicated to Automation, here you can ask colleagues questions about automation, discuss implementations and even share code. Furthermore as R&D opportunities appear the Forum will post in this team inviting members to volunteer on various projects.

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Art of the Possible

This briefing will evolve to contain many technologies as they emerge but starts out with two complex technologies which are not widely understood.

Art of the Possible