The NHS finance function in 2019: England
17 September 2020
Since 2009, the HFMA has collaborated with SDN and its predecessor, the NHS Finance Skills Development Network (FSD), to produce biennial reports analysing the national finance function. The aim is to develop a better understanding of the make-up of the NHS finance function and how it has changed over time. The HFMA staff attitudes survey is carried out to help understand the qualifications, career path, morale and development needs of NHS finance staff.
The census data, collected across summer and autumn 2019, covers the number of NHS finance staff in post at the end of June 2019. All NHS trusts and clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) completed the return in 2019. The staff attitudes survey was collected in November 2019, with a response rate of 639 staff, a small increase on 2017.
An infographic is also available to highlight the key findings.