HFMA bitesize courses


Free HFMA bitesize courses for NHS staff

HFMA have worked in partnership with NHS England and NHS Improvement to provide a number of HFMA bitesize online courses free of charge, to all NHS staff in England. You can access these courses for free through the Electronic Staff Record System (ESR)

To access the free courses through the ESR system, log in to the ESR and search for the course title you wish to access.

If you have any questions about accessing the courses on ESR please email us at bitesizehelp @hfma.org.uk

What are bitesize courses?

HFMA bitesize provides a range online CPD accredited courses, covering essential healthcare business and finance subjects. Courses vary in length:

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Short courses provide 3 hours CPD at an introductory level.

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Intermediate and advanced courses provide 6 and 10 hours CPD respectively and allow you to deepen your understanding of a subject, with the opportunity to gain a qualification.

Which HFMA bitesize courses are free to NHS staff?

All of the courses listed below are currently available for free to all NHS staff in England, through the ESR system. Click on the courses below to view full course details. 

To access the free courses through the ESR system, log in to the ESR and search for the course title you wish to access, from the list below.

Short courses - 3 hours CPD per course

Intermediate courses - 6 hours CPD per course

Series 1 - How finance works in the NHS:

Series 2 - Governance and risk management in the NHS:

Series 3 - Management skills:

Advanced courses - 10 hours CPD per course

*New* - added May 2020

Series 1 - Tools to support decision-making in healthcare:

Series 2 - Creating and delivering value in healthcare:


Access free courses through your organisation's LMS system

To find out how to setup access to the free courses through your organisation's own learning management system, please email us

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