Supporting system working through finance: principles and behaviours

12 November 2021


The shift from competition to collaboration in the NHS aims to deliver better outcomes across the whole heath and care system. However, while significant time and energy is being focused on the changing NHS architecture to facilitate this, attention on ensuring the right underlying culture and behaviours are in place is essential. 

HFMA and Newton together explored the key principles of a system financial framework and the behaviours needed to make it work, starting with a roundtable in May 2021. Based on the roundtable discussion and subsequent interviews, this briefing covers:

  • system financial framework principles;
  • system behaviours; and
  • system stories.

Supporting system working through finance: principles and behaviours

November 2021 (PDF 836KB)


Additional documents

Roundtable summary: the missing link

December 2021 (PDF 332KB)

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