Bitesize course / NHS finance (England)

Gain an understanding of how the NHS in England is structured and financed

3 hours Foundation
3 CPD hours Sponsored

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This course provides an overview of how the NHS in England is structured and financed. It explains how money moves from the taxpayer to front line healthcare services, and how this funding is spent and safeguarded. The challenges and future of the NHS are also explored. 

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


  • Background and structure of the NHS
  • Sources of funding and financial challenges
  • How the money is spent
  • Governance and control
  • The future of the NHS 

What's included?

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

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:

- Foundation award in healthcare finance certificate
- 15 hours accredited CPD

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