The Healthcare Financial Management Association is (HFMA) a registered charity and the representative body for finance staff in healthcare. Supported by a strong branch network, HFMA sets and promotes the highest standards in financial management and governance in healthcare. In addition, HFMA offers a professional network for members and utilises its committee structure to contribute to the healthcare finance policy development debate.
HFMA seeks to represent, support and provide high quality, independent and objective advice to its members and the wider healthcare community. It aims to promote best practice and innovation in financial management and leadership across the UK health economy through its local and national networks. The Association aims to respond to national policy and exert influence in shaping the wider healthcare agenda.
‘Shaping the Future’, HFMA’s Corporate Strategy for 2010-15 groups the Association’s objectives into five overarching themes.
1. Realising benefit and supporting members
This strand of the strategy focuses on how HFMA is demonstrating benefit to the public, the NHS and its members. In view of the impending tightening of public expenditure the Association is particularly committed to supporting members through change.
HFMA looks to increase the benefit it offers to its members, the NHS and the wider public by 2015. HFMA intends to fully support members through the anticipated changes in the NHS and likely pressures in this period.
2. Increasing influence through the development of policy and technical work.
Under this work strand, HFMA aims to:
- produce considered policy and technical work in the financial arena;
- respond to national policy;
- exert influence in shaping the wider healthcare agenda, and;
- build its profile internationally.
By 2015, the HFMA aims to be recognised as the most authoritative source of healthcare finance guidance in the United Kingdom. The Association also seeks to influence the agenda and support members in their professional lives.
3. Meeting learning and development needs
Learning is core business for HFMA and a central part of our objectives contained in the governing articles of the organisation.
HFMA aims to maintain and strengthen its position as the key independent provider of CPD to finance professionals in the UK health system. HFMA also seeks to become the leading provider of NHS financial training to non finance staff in the UK health system.
4. Supporting the devolved nations and branches
HFMA aims to support the development of the branch network to ensure it achieves its full potential and ensure the aspirations set out in HFMA’s ‘devolved nation’s strategy’ are realised.
5. Building the Infrastructure
The Association will seek to further develop its management and commercial infrastructure by 2015, providing a platform for future growth and development.
It is the Association’s policy to treat all applicants, employees, clients, suppliers and contacts in the same way, regardless of sex, marital status, sexual orientation, religious belief, gender re-assignment, race, colour, nationality, age, ethnic or national origins, religion and disability. We seek to promote this philosophy at every opportunity, across all areas including recruitment, employment, terms and conditions, training and development, promotion and service delivery. By using this approach we should attract, retain and motivate good calibre staff; create an environment which makes the most effective use of those who work for us; be viewed as a good employer and maintain our high reputation as an organisation amongst our customers and within the local community.
We expect all members to behave professionally and work to high standards in financial management and governance in healthcare. In certain circumstances, the HFMA Board may resolve to remove someone from membership or take other appropriate action, in accordance with the HFMA's Disciplinary Rules. If you have a problem with one of our members, here is the HFMA Code of Ethics and the Complaints Form and Guidance; and Disciplinary Rules.