Our new Finance and Accounting service will make work faster and easier for everyone, by enabling finance and non-finance users to get things right first time.

A single, national service for providers and commissioners, connecting teams, organisations and ICSs, it will drive standardisation, consolidation, collaboration and digitisation to deliver financial and resource efficiencies, increase productivity, and support agile working.

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FREE webinar, 20 June, 2 – 2.30pm

Finance first: How transforming finance can be a blueprint for NHS-wide efficiencies

It’s clear that transformative action is required to meet the financial challenges facing the NHS. The finance function plays a pivotal role in that transformation across the whole of the back office, and is uniquely placed to lead by example. Changing the finance team’s delivery model, finding cost reductions and efficiencies, dedicating more time to value-add activities, and providing insight and challenge will drive further efficiencies elsewhere and improve patient care.

Join this webinar to learn how our new F&A shared service can be a catalyst for NHS finance transformation; streamlining functional processes, driving efficiency and effectiveness, freeing up team capacity, improving recruitment and retention, and increasing productivity.

NHS SBS F&A Webinar: Driving NHS productivity up and deficits down

Watch the recent webinar focusing on how shared services, and specifically our new F&A service, can help the NHS drive productivity and reduce financial deficits. Led by Stephen Sutcliffe, our Director of Finance & Accounting

“A unified service is felt to still represent the best value and most desirable option, as opposed to a federated system with providers and commissioners all pursuing separate platforms”

Amanda Pritchard
Chief Executive Officer
NHS England

“There is a need, now more than ever, for providers to work in partnership with commissioners to identify recurrent savings at the system level.”

Sir Julian Hartley
Chief Executive
NHS Providers

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Connecting people, organisations and systems on a single platform, it will help buyers, suppliers, clinicians, administrators and finance teams get things right first time, 24 hours a day, from anywhere.

It will put data and insight into the hands of those who need them to identify opportunities and risks, make decisions, and report quickly and accurately at local, system and national levels. And it will free finance teams’ time to focus on strategic, cost-saving projects.

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“A unified service is felt to still represent the best value and most desirable option, as opposed to a federated system with providers and commissioners all pursuing separate platforms.”

Amanda Pritchard
Chief Executive Officer, NHS England

The solution

A user-centric, cloud-based, finance shared service, designed specifically to meet the needs of the NHS.

Combining our shared service delivery expertise and best-in-class service assurance and security standards with market-leading technologies, the service will meet the current and future needs of a 24/7 NHS and deliver an intuitive, consumer-style experience for every NHS employee. Available 24/7 (self-service) and 7am – 7pm (supported service) via the SBS One portal, which will give access to all NHS SBS services via a single sign on, the service will offer:

Fully integrated

A fully integrated suite of finance and accounting services.

Intuitive solution

An intuitive, consumer-style user experience.

Real-time data

To give visibility and inform decision making at local, regional and national levels.

World class business processes

Automations to make work faster and more accurate, freeing up time for more strategic activity and making it easier for organisations to provide joined-up care.

Multi-channel training

In-system, multi-channel training and support to help users get it right first time and support user self-sufficiency.

Access on the move

Via smartphones and tablets, allowing users to work whenever they need to, wherever they are.

Better Payment Practice

Same day supplier set up and payment, improving compliance with the Better Payment Practice code.

Best practice built in

An integrated suite of best-practice, increasingly automated finance and accounting processes to make work faster and more accurate, with the option to include additional modules to support strategic, future-looking work.

User friendly

A personalised, intuitive, consumer-style user experience to reduce risk, drive efficiencies, and make work easier – especially for non-finance users and suppliers.

Insights as standard

Data and insight delivered into the hands of those who need them to identify opportunities and risks, make decisions, and report quickly and accurately at local, system and national levels.

Secure and scalable

A multi-cloud, SaaS delivery model, hosted on the UK Government Cloud, powers scalability and security, and ensures the service will meet the current and future needs of a 24/7 NHS.

Evergreen

All service updates and integrations will be managed, tested, implemented and monitored by NHS SBS, ensuring the service is always up to date and continuously improved with minimal demand on NHS staff.

Service Assurance

ISAE 3402 Audited

Negating the need for clients to audit NHS SBS operations themselves, freeing up resource for use elsewhere.

NHS Data Security

As part of the NHS Information Governance Assurance Framework, NHS SBS has engaged in the NHS Data Security and Protection assessment (DSP Toolkit).

UK Government Cloud

The new service will be hosted on the UK Government Cloud for optimal security, resilience and reliability, and NHS SBS security management controls will reduce the risk of platform outages or security breaches.

Software as a Service

Delivery model will mean NHS SBS can scale capacity up or down to meet demand, ensuring availability at peak periods.

Business continuity

In-system business continuity and disaster recovery functionality will minimise risk and potential demands on local resources.

Integrated controls

Multiple, integrated controls will systematically monitor and mitigate risks across the service, reducing the likelihood of system failure and productivity impact, while the risk of data breaches is minimised by fast connect/ VPN data encryption during migration and interoperable activity.

Enhanced security

Location- and role-specific access and controls, coupled with single sign-on functionality will enhance security and control, by limiting users to necessary privileges and giving full traceability of service usage.

Reduced risk

Critical data is automatically validated, and POs 3-way matched, to reduce the risk of fraud.

Cyber Essentials Plus

We are ISO 9001:2008, ISO 27001:2013 and Cyber Essentials Plus certified.

Why partner with us?

With two decades of shared service experience, we invest once, on behalf of the whole NHS, in systems that touch every part of it, and are depended on by millions of NHS employees, their suppliers and their patients

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Finance & Accounting Case Studies

The success stories below show how our NHS partners can overcome the day-to-day challenges with our Finance and Accounting solutions.

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