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Developing NHS Wales Finance

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The ethos of the Finance Academy is that every member of staff working in the NHS Wales Finance is a “member” of the Academy and plays a vital contribution to improvement of both themselves and the finance function. We have a range of activities to support improved leadership, personal development and financial practice across the spectrum of the finance community, including:

  • Mentoring platform for finance staff across NHS Wales to volunteer to mentor each other on areas of expertise
  • National compendium of staff generated contributions of great practice and the opportunity to showcase them to peers
  • Space to try out financial techniques in collaboration, to learn from each other in its application.
  • Talent Pipeline to actively support financial leadership across the breadth of a career in NHS Finance – from finance trainee to Director of Finance
  • Suite of training and development activities ranging from specialist subject masterclasses, accredited training programmes to personal impact support
  • Proactive encouragement and support for experiential development placements and roles
  • Strategic partnerships with Universities to deliver educational aspects of our programmes
  • Focussed approach to improving financial governance across all organisations in Wales resulting in standardised best practice
  • Collaboration with Workforce and Procurement teams across Wales to develop a “once for Wales” approach to core systems deployment
  • Collaboration with other public sector organisations in Wales to offer cross public sector development opportunities for finance students
  • Accredited joint clinical & financial development programmes which bring together clinical and financial leadership from across Wales with the objective of driving value based healthcare - improving both patient outcomes and cost