NHS finance is made up of a diverse workforce from all walks of life but often motivated by a personal experience or a desire to contribute to something bigger than profit. A career in finance offers the opportunity to work within a system that really matters to the British public. The NHS touches everybody at some point in their life and many people find that working as part of the NHS offers them personal as well as job satisfaction.
The range of careers on offer is another attraction with people being able to develop their knowledge and a host of transferrable skills. The NHS is not one big organisation but rather a range of organisations that try to work together in a way that supports the people in their local communities but also improves the health of the national as a whole. This means using data to understand where money can best be invested to have the greatest impact as well as ensuring that those who are providing front-line clinical care are paid on time and have access to the medicines and equipment they need to provide the best levels of care.
So whether you are thinking about working toward a professional accountancy qualification, thinking about an apprenticeship, or are considering a change of career take some time to consider a career in NHS finance.