What is Close Partnering?

The aim of the Close Partnering action area is to assist finance, clinical and managerial staff, patients and the public to better understand NHS finance; to work together to produce high value services; and to reduce waste in NHS spending.

What do we do?

The action area focuses on three main elements:
  • To increase the level of clinicians' knowledge of NHS finance and financial management (and finance staff's knowledge of relevant clinical matters) by building a network of active Finance and Clinical Educators (FACE) and making free training material available for use.
  • Building effective relationships, encouraging leaders from clinical and finance teams to work collaboratively across professional boundaries.
  • To facilitate and engender clinical, finance and citizen engagement in reducing waste and delivering high value care.

How to get involved

If you are interested in joining the delivery group or being involved in the delivery of any of the work within Close Partnering, then please get in contact at futurefocusedfinance@nhs.net