Innovation Programme

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

What is the Innovation Programme?

The Innovation programme has been established to collect, peer-review and share NHS finance innovations. 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.

Why submit an NHS Finance Innovation?

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. 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.

How to submit:

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

Peer review deadlines:

Cohort 6 deadline is 30th June – published in August.

Cohort 7 deadline is 30th October – published in December.

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.  Submit your NHS Finance Innovation here.

Submission guide

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

Read here

Submit an innovation

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


Innovation Library

Read the already peer reviewed and published Innovations from previous Cohorts

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Become an Innovation Peer Reviewer

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

Apply now

Innovation Development Board

Not sure if you’ve innovated? Got a problem or idea? The Board manages, develops, scales and launches finance innovations for the benefit of the NHS.

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