Bitesize course / Making payments and collecting income (England)

Gain insight into how receivables and payables are managed and accounted for within the NHS

3 hours Foundation
3 CPD hours

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This course aims to provide a detailed understanding of the way that receivables and payables operate in the NHS and why their management is important. The course also explores both receivables and payables in detail before looking at NHS balances and the links between receivables, payables, working capital and liquidity. 

This course is suitable for staff who are new to the NHS, NHS suppliers, budget holders, operational staff and finance staff.


  • Course overview
  • Receivables
  • Payables
  • Accounting for receivables and payables
  • NHS balances
  • Conclusion

What's included?

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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
- 15 hours accredited CPD

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