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 Innovation Programme runs in cohorts allowing 1 month for submission, 1 month for peer review and 1 month for publication. The next submission window for applications is open and closes October 3rd 2022.


Read the already peer reviewed and published Innovations from previous Cohorts

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Submission guide

Each Cohort has an 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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Share a problem

We are looking to collect any problems facing NHS Finance colleagues.

By collecting these, we hope to better understand the scale of the problems faced and develop innovations to tackle these on behalf of NHS organisations.

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