About the HFMA

The Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) is the professional body for finance staff working in healthcare. For 70 years it has provided independent support and guidance to its members and the wider healthcare community.

It is a charitable organisation that promotes the highest professional standards and innovation in financial management and governance across the UK health economy through its local and national networks. The association analyses and responds to national policy and aims to exert influence in shaping the healthcare agenda. It also works with other organisations with shared aims in order to promote financial management and governance approaches that really are ‘fit for purpose’ and effective.

The HFMA is the biggest provider of healthcare finance and business education and training in the UK. It offers a range of qualifications in healthcare business and finance at undergraduate and postgraduate level and can provide a route to an MBA in healthcare finance. The association is also an accredited provider of continuing professional development, delivered through a range of events, e-learning and training. In 2019 the HFMA was approved as a main training provider on the Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers and will be offering and developing a range of apprenticeships aimed at healthcare staff from 2020.

Our vision

The vision that inspires us is a world where we see:
'Better quality health and social care through effective use of resources’.   

Our mission

HFMA’s mission is to represent and support health and social care finance professionals through the influencing of health and social care policy, promoting best practice and providing high quality Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and education.

Strategic objectives

HFMA 2017-20 is our three year strategy. It sets out for our members, customers and stakeholders the vision and strategy that we want to achieve to help UK healthcare achieve its goals. It highlights four key objectives and how we will deliver them. The strategy will help us move forward, grow and better serve our members.

The strategy is governed by several over-riding themes:

  1. The over-riding objective is to ensure that HFMA remains relevant and financially stable as a vehicle to support an NHS facing a continued period of funding constraint.  
  2. The Association will draw upon its reserves, where appropriate, to maintain affordable and accessible programmes.  
  3. It will invest in services to enable HFMA to transform itself into new areas of growth and support for its members.  
  4. The next three years will see the Association strive to take advantage of new opportunities in education and re-align its overall offering to members and the NHS. 
  5. To assist with the quest for value and provide a better service the HFMA will move towards becoming a digital organisation through the use of smarter technology. 
  6. Through the use of digital technology HFMA will aim to become a learning and sharing organisation, a true ‘one stop shop’ resource for members.

Read our new strategic plan. 

Equal opportunities

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.

Environmental sustainability
The HFMA takes environmental sustainability very seriously. Our aim is to provide our range of services to our members in the most environmentally sustainable manner possible. We strive to continually improve environmental performance wherever practicable and prevent pollution by reducing the environmental impacts associated with our operations. Read our environmental sustainability statement here.