Bitesize course / How NHS provider organisations are paid (England)

Get an introduction to how money flows through the NHS and how it is used to pay for services

3 hours Foundation
3 CPD hours

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This course examines how providers of NHS services are reimbursed for the healthcare services they deliver and how the process has evolved to support national policy.

This course is suitable for staff who are new to the NHS, managing a budget, operational staff, clinical staff, governors/ board members and finance staff.


  • Overview
  • The current payment mechanism
  • The history of the payment mechanism

What's included?

Up to date, easy to understand content, written by NHS experts

Access to your course online for 12 months

3 hours of accredited CPD

Certificate of completion

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How do I achieve a Foundation award in healthcare finance?

This course can count towards the Foundation award in healthcare finance. To achieve the award you will need to complete five bitesize short courses, including the compulsory short course ‘NHS finance’. The Foundation award can be purchased for just £165+VAT.

On completion of the Foundation award in healthcare finance you will gain:

- The Foundation award in healthcare finance certificate
- A free copy of the HFMA publication ‘Introductory guide to healthcare finance’
- 15 hours accredited CPD

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