Finance Innovation Forum

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

It connects organisations and systems through sharing best practice and proposes changes to processes that compromise the strategic sustainability and agility of healthcare finance. The Forum harnesses expert volunteers, patient-level data, NHS innovations to support the delivery of better value health and care to the patient and taxpayer.

Cohort 4 now open!

Deadline October 3rd

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Cohort 3 innovations

Now live!

We are pleased to be able to present 48 peer-reviewed NHS Finance Innovations from the first three Cohorts of the programme

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Innovation Peer Reviewer

Applications open

Interested in appraising NHS Finance Innovations?

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Problem framing is an essential first step to begin idea generation

Submit a known problem today

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

Submit a new idea today

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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 network

The Finance Innovation Forum is setting up an automation network, its first project is working on the national returns to try to reduce the manual time it takes to complete. If you have skills in this area and want to be considered for selection in future projects then please complete this form and we will be in touch as these opportunities emerge.

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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