UK 4 Nations Exchange

About the exchange

The HFMA and One NHS Finance sponsored UK 4 Nations Exchange offers an exciting opportunity to visit an NHS organisation in one of the other home nations, offering exposure and networking opportunities with colleagues in a role similar to yours. You’ll be able to exchange ideas in addressing similar issues, pick up alternative methods and approaches and expand your network. 

This opportunity is open to upto 6 individuals per home nation to trial on a pilot basis with a view to expanding in the medium term. A matching process will put you in contact with one other person from another home nation based on the information you supply in your application form (below). You will organise with your matched individual the timings of each exchange, making them work best for you both. Costs of accommodation, travel and reasonable subsistence will be covered. You will need to ensure your organisation is supportive of both your time away from the office which will be upto 5 consecutive working days and also to support the visit of an individual to your workplace for the same duration. Where possible, we encourage the exchange to take place in the same week as any conferences or face-to-face events in your region to enable a broader networking experience for your visitor. Further, as these are face-to-face visits we expect individuals to operate from a work-based location for the duration of the exchanges.

Who can apply

Applications are open to individuals who – 

  • are career minded and will use this opportunity to broaden their outlook
  • are qualified accountants or qualified by experience
  • are willing and able to create a return experience in their organisation
  • have the support of their organisations to undertake the placement and create a return experience
  • are able to complete both sides of the exchange by the end of March 2024
  • are willing to provide feedback on their experience to inform future exchanges

How to apply

Applications close Monday 6th November 2023 and individuals will be notified by the end of October/early November of the outcome.

Please apply via this form here: UK 4 Nations Exchange (

If you would like more information about this exchange programme or would like to discuss your answers in more detail please contact your local representative from your home nation. These are;

Tim Kelland, NHS Wales
Jane Payling, NHS England;
Wendy Thompson, NHS Northern Ireland  
Heledd Cooper, NHS Scotland