HFMA round-up March 2021

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As we move into Spring the HFMA team have been busy, not only running some fantastic online events, but also planning for the year ahead. We’re pleased to announce that we are offering early booker discounts on the HFMA summer conference, which will be taking place online from 23-25 June, and the HFMA annual conference 2021, which we’ll be running as a hybrid event both online and with limited places in London. More information on both events and deadlines on the early booker discounts can be found below.

We are optimistic about the latest news regarding the pandemic and are really looking forward to opportunities to get together in person. In the meantime, the Association is continuing its work to support healthcare colleagues through the challenges faced by the pandemic. I encourage you to join the Association as a member to ensure you are supported with access to exclusive content, latest member news and thought leadership.

Kind regards,

Mark Knight

Chief Executive, HFMA

HFMA summer conference

Early booker available until 31 March

Set across three days, this virtual conference will offer something for the entire finance function. Attendees can expect a varied programme of live streamed sessions alongside a digital exhibition and networking areas. The programme includes national strategic updates from arm’s length bodies and various workshops.

23 – 25 June | 3 days | Online

CPD accredited 


HFMA annual conference

Early booker available until 9 April

Building on the success of the 2020 online event, the HFMA annual conference 2021 will be hosted as a hybrid event across five days. Not only will your whole finance team be able to join in live online for learning labs, technical sessions and thought leadership, we are also including a face-to-face ticket for finance leaders to attend the physical event in London.

6 – 10 December | 5 days | Hybrid

CPD accredited 

HFMA qualifications

Achieve your professional development goals in 2021. 

Applications are open for both the March intake of the Diploma in Advanced Primary Care Management, and the May intake of the HFMA qualifications in healthcare business and finance. All qualifications are delivered entirely online.

If you have any questions please contact our team by email or call us on

0117 457 3242.


HFMA bitesize courses

We’re pleased to say that there have now been over 14,000 free courses accessed by NHS staff. HFMA bitesize provides a range of online CPD accredited courses, covering essential healthcare business and finance subjects. The intermediate and advanced bitesize courses provide the opportunity to build up to gain a qualification.

Upgrade to full HFMA membership

As a full member of the HFMA you will have access to exclusive resources, technical guidance and insightful thought leadership, as well as CPD and career development to support your personal growth. With a wealth of networking opportunities throughout the year, your HFMA membership will open the door for you to build connections and help you enhance your career development.

If you would like to upgrade from an affiliate to become a full member of HFMA please email membership@hfma.org.uk or call 0117 938 8991 and start your membership from as little as £3 per month.

Upcoming events and webinars

Webinar: An introduction to the NHS Business Services Authority

5 March  | 1.30pm | Online

Webinar: Moving towards a value-based healthcare approach to contracts with industry

9 March  | 2pm | Online

Mental health conference

10 March  | 1 day | Online

Free event for HFMA hub partners

Webinar: Sustainability and reinvesting in the NHS: the case for exporting

12 March  | 1.30pm | Online

Chairs’ conference

17 March | 1 day | Online

Free event for HFMA hub partners 

Webinar: Year-end accounting issues 2020/21

19 March  | 1.30pm | Online

Webinar: Managing employee engagement

26 March  | 1.30pm | Online

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