The HFMA Academy brings together people from different work experiences, ages and genders. Their perspectives and experiences of healthcare are what makes the live sessions more interesting and insightful.
Read some of the learner profiles to find out more about the people who are currently studying for the HFMA qualifications programme, their background & experience and how postgraduate study is supporting them in their career.
Director of Finance
South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
"I have always taken CPD seriously and was already starting to think about an MBA when the HFMA announced its own qualifications. Volunteering to test a module was immediately appealing, especially as it has been 10 years since I completed my accountancy qualification. It was an opportunity to test if the qualification was worthwhile and whether I could manage it alongside a busy day job. The time commitment – estimated at 13 hours a week – is a big consideration for undertaking studies alongside a full-time job.
The 'Creating and delivering value in UK healthcare' module is strategic and ties in well with what I do at work – perhaps even more so having stepped up from deputy finance director to acting director. There is a direct connection with the issues I am dealing with in my organisation and across the local system. The Academy's online portal and activity e-book approach is really helpful. I was worried I might be getting into something completely academic, but it has proven to be the polar opposite and is aimed at providing real practical support."