Briefing / The role of the NHS chief finance officer

29 November 2017
1 CPD hour

This statement focuses on the skills and values that all chief finance officers (CFOs) working in the NHS should possess and the core activities that they carry out.

The statement’s primary aim is to provide existing and aspiring CFOs with an authoritative but concise analysis of what the role involves, the skills and values they need and the part they play in ensuring the success of an NHS organisation while providing a world class finance service in a period of unprecedented challenge and change. 

Individuals can also use it to assess their personal development needs and influence the way that their role evolves. Although it is written from the perspective of the NHS in England the principles set out apply equally to CFOs working in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales
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