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What are the games?

The NHS Operating Games are a set of unique and valuable training tools for NHS staff, whether working in clinical, financial or board member roles. The NHS Operating Games give the perfect balance of knowledge transfer, real life examples and fun to deliver engaging training sessions.

The games provide a powerful opportunity for healthcare professionals (NHS and Suppliers) to experience some of the key operational, clinical and financial challenges faced by NHS trusts. We have games for acute hospital trusts, mental health trusts and integrated health and social care.

Participants manage theoretical trusts and are encouraged to discuss and review their performance and adapt their strategy, in order to get the best financial and clinical outcomes.

More recently HFMA have developed the Integrated health and social care game, which focuses on the integrated health economy.

Delivery methods

HFMA delivery day

The day is facilitated at your premises, by HFMA’s high calibre facilitators who have worked in NHS finance at board level for decades. Delegates will get a sound grasp of how money flows through the NHS and how various pressures and challenges can impact on decision making and budgeting. Teams will be managing a Trust for a day, with various responsibilities such as managing patients, service lines, clinical staff, funding, assets and relationships with commissioners.

We guarantee a session that is Fun, Informative, Interactive and Insightful.

Annual licence option

Want to run training in house? HFMA also offer the Operating game on an annual licence to NHS organisations, supported with a 2 day ‘train-the-trainer’ course to enable your finance team to run ​the game. We deliver you a complete game kit with all resources required for you to run your training and then offer continued support throughout the duration of your license during which your team can run the training as many times as you wish.

Relevant, real-life NHS training

Our Facilitators have all worked at board level for decades and bring relevant and real-life NHS experience to the operating game training days.

Want to know more?

Please contact the team on 0117 938 8350 or email stephanie.brown@hfma.org.uk

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Contact: Stephanie Brown
Call: 0117 457 3990‬

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