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HFMA Award 2021 categories

New for 2021: Diversity and Inclusion Award

This award is made to a team, organisation or organisations working together in partnership that have introduced a change (big or small) that has positively contributed to the diversity and inclusion within their finance departments. The aim of the award is to promote a strong, effective and embedded approach to diversity and inclusion.


Finance Director* of the Year

This award is for professional excellence in financial management and leadership. It recognises an individual’s contribution to their organisation’s financial performance and towards the improvement in healthcare locally or nationally in any of the four UK nations. 


Finance Team of the Year

This award recognises the contribution that the finance team has made in the last twelve months to promoting and improving teamwork, innovation, collaboration, transformation and governance.


Deputy Finance Director of the Year

This award is for professional excellence in financial management. It recognises both the support given by a deputy to their finance director and an individual’s contribution to an organisation’s financial performance and towards the improvement in healthcare locally or nationally.


Havelock Award

This award recognises a significant contribution made towards finance skills development. It recognises best practice in the training and development of finance staff or the raising of financial awareness and skills within the wider non-financial workforce. The award was established to commemorate the significant contribution Jon Havelock made to NHS finance staff development.


Working with Finance – Clinician of the Year

This award acknowledges the importance of clinical engagement in financial management and in particular recognises a clinician who has taken financial responsibility for their services, led efficiency or improvement programmes or provided an example for other clinicians by engaging with the financial management agenda.


Delivering Value with Digital Award

The HFMA Delivering Value with Digital  Award aims to recognise a project or initiative that is both innovative and delivers improved value through maximising the outcomes which matter to people at the lowest possible cost.


Costing Award

The costing award focuses on improvements in costing processes and costing information that have led to better information for organisations to use when making decisions about service delivery.


Governance Award 

This award is given to an individual, team or organisation that has introduced a change (big or small) to its assurance, risk management or governance arrangements in order that the organisation as a whole is better able to achieve its objectives. The aim of the award is to promote a strong, integrated approach to governance.


For all queries regarding any of the awards, please contact Danielle Lucas.

How do I nominate?

Nominations are completed on our designated online platform.
Start your nominations.


Key dates

6pm on Friday 24 September 2021 – Deadline for entries

End of October 2021 – Shortlisted organisations announced and, where applicable, invited to present their application to the panel of judges

First two weeks of November – Interviews with short-listed candidates (where required)

Thursday 9 December 2021 – Winners announced at the HFMA’s annual awards dinner

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