Innovation – H1

Naheem Ahmed

Airedale NHS Foundation trust

North East and Yorkshire, Acute



“I think this is a great innovation and can testify to the power of using these kinds of dashboards for a multitude of different datasets, not just financial.”

Peer Reviewer

“It is a good innovation that links to the strategic theme of NHSX and finance community to maximise use of data to inform strategic decision making.”

Peer Reviewer

“I think this kind of reporting also empowers finance teams and frees up their time to focus on bigger issues in the organisation rather than manually manipulating data and creating reports.”

Peer Reviewer

The Problem

The Management Accounts team needs to engage with the budget holders using the most user-friendly and efficient outputs because otherwise they can become overwhelmed with documents and information which can lead to disengagement and a lack of control of the financial position.

The Challenges

How might we empower the budget holders so that they engage with the depth of financial information available and support them to identify waste reduction?

The Outputs

The tangible products that came from the innovation was:

  • Easy to update files
  • Detailed trend analysis
  • Ease of use for end user

The Outcomes

The benefits to the organisation because of the innovation as a result of the innovation were that less time was spent by Management Accounts putting together data from various sources. The budget holders are more willing to engage with their financial figures irrelevant of their level of understanding of finance. A lot of data is available in one place and makes extraction easier.