Bitesize course / Introduction to health inequalities for finance

Explore what health inequalities are and how finance staff can make a difference in addressing health inequalities

6 hours Intermediate
6 CPD hours Free to NHS

This course is FREE to NHS staff. In partnership with NHS England, the HFMA are providing this course free of charge to all NHS staff. To see the options to access this course for free, please click here. If you are not a member of NHS staff and wish to purchase this course, please click the 'purchase' button in this banner.


This course looks at the issue of health inequality – what is meant by health inequality, types of health inequality and their financial cost. It also explores how by focussing on understanding the makeup of the local population and using high quality data, NHS finance staff can support their organisation to improve access to healthcare.

This course is suitable for finance staff, clinical and medical staff, and staff new to the NHS.


  • What is meant by health inequality
  • The financial cost of health inequalities
  • The role of the NHS finance function in addressing health inequalities.

What's included?

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

Access to your course online for 12 months

6 hours of accredited CPD

Certificate of completion

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