​Study ACA from ICAEW at NHS

Did you know that you can study ACA from ICAEW to become a Chartered Accountant within the NHS? There are 30 NHS entities right across UK that are set up to offer this (and more being added each year). 

One NHS Finance - results & next steps

Since September 2020, colleagues working at every level across the NHS finance community have come together to raise awareness of challenges and issues facing the function, discussing innovative solutions and ideas; all for one aim – to improve the future of our function by bringing us together as One NHS Finance. 

I&D Ambassadors - the network is growing!

We are delighted that with a number of willing volunteers, we have established a new Inclusion and Diversity (I&D) network that aims to support equality, diversity, and inclusion in NHS finance. Read more about the network and Ambassador role

Becoming a Rainbow Department

To celebrate LGBT History Month in February, Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust's Finance Department led the way by becoming a Rainbow Badge Department!

My apprenticeship path

I had seen the apprenticeship programme advertised and because of my age I didn't think I would be eligible. During my appraisal I asked my line manager and he went away to check it out. There were no age criteria so I applied through my training manager and was accepted within a couple of weeks.

CPD made easy

In the past recording Continued Professional Development (CPD) has been seen as a very time consuming and tedious exercise, normally with one member of the team spending days chasing for the forms only for them to be filed away and never looked at again.