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2020 marks the 70th birthday of the HFMA, signifying our long-term relationship with the NHS finance family. During this landmark year we will be celebrating our past achievements as well as and looking to the future to build on our successes and innovations.

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The history of HFMA

The HFMA can trace its roots back to 1950, two years after the NHS was established. Concerned that financial management would be subsumed into the administration function, the Association’s founding fathers were determined that professional accountants should play a key role in the NHS. They needed a forum for influence and debate and so the Association of Chief Financial Officers in the Hospital Service in England and Wales was born.

A commemorative booklet was produced for our 60th birthday detailing the history of the Association.

To view a video on the history of HFMA, click here.

For more information on the organisation's history please click here.

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