Innovation Programme

Is a mechanism to transparently collect, validate, and share NHS finance innovations.

The Innovation programme has been established to collect, peer-review and share NHS finance innovations. Through the programme, we are looking to collect Innovations that allow finance teams to be more efficient and provide a better service to the rest of the organisation.

Submissions to the programme are focused on the problems the innovations aim to overcome. By doing this, we will learn how organisations have innovated to address these problems and inspire other NHS Finance teams to tackle these problems in new and innovative ways.

To qualify for submission, all Innovations must have already been implemented or currently in active use. Applications must relate to NHS Finance and should not be submitted for the implementation of a third-party product.

All submissions to the programme are anonymously peer-reviewed by 3 colleagues before being recommended for further development or publication. Successfully peer reviewed innovations will be published on the One NHS Finance website.

To date we have published Innovations varying from team engagement to bespoke dashboards. We want to hear from every NHS Finance team in the country, the problems they face and how they have tackled these problems by innovating. We hope that through this programme we can learn from each other and inspire teams across the country to innovate and submit their own implementation for peer review.

The peer review runs in cohorts every 3 months, you can submit an innovation at any time.

Peer review deadlines:

Cohort 5 deadline is 28th February – published in April.
Cohort 6 deadline is 30th June – published in August.
Cohort 7 deadline is 30th October – published in December.

Got a problem?

Contact us if you’ve found a problem and need support. Fill out the form, and we’ll help you to frame it. It’s the first step to solving it, so share it.

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Idea to share?

Could you improve how we work? If you’ve got an idea to change a process or procedure that could improve NHS finance for everyone, share it.

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Unlock innovations

Have you developed an innovation that’s delivering value to your team? Don’t keep it to yourself, submit it to our Innovation Programme.

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Innovation Library

Read the already peer reviewed and published Innovations from previous Cohorts

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Submission guide

Each Cohort has a submission guide to support you through the process.


Submit an innovation

Click here to submit an innovation for peer review, successful innovations will be published 12 weeks later in the next Cohort.


Become an Innovation Peer Reviewer

The Innovation Programme would like to receive applications from individuals who have an interest in appraising NHS Finance Innovations.

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