• "ELFS continually deliver an efficient, high quality and innovative shared service solution. They have provided good, cost effective support to the Trust since 2002 and have remained flexible in their approach throughout."

    Jonathan Wood, Director of Finance, East Lancashire Hospitals Trust

  • "ELFS Shared Services delivered the project on plan an to budget. They handled with minimal disruption the complexitiesof migrating two Foundation Trusts simultaneously"

    Stuart Hunter, Director of Finance and IT, Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch NHS Foundation Trust

  • "This is the first shared service arrangement the Service has ever entered into so it has been a very important and considered decision. We will be working very closely with ELFS and Advanced to ensure a smooth transition and long-term success"

    Amanda Cant, Deputy Director of Finance, London Ambulance Services Trust

  • "The main benefits of automated expenses system is the speed of reimbursements to claimants, the lack of paperwork and the ability for staff to be able to access the system to update their claims from any location."

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  • "ELFS Shared Services have been both efficient and professional in creating a seamless migration of services; the workflow solution offered has negated any location issues. We have seen marked Improvements with Key Performance Indicators."

    Andrew Hopkins, Director of Finance and Deputy Chief Executive, Norfolk & Suffolk Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust

  • "Our transition to ELFS Shared Services was handled in a very efficient and professional manner. Support has been excellent and we look forward to a long and productive relationship with them."

    Annette Capper, Head of HR, Coventry & Warwickshire Partnership Trust

  • "Just a note of appreciation for a job very well done in the transition from in house to ELFS Shared Services, if I'd have known it could be done so smoothly I would have done it years ago."

    Tony Whitfield, Director of Finance, Salford Royal Foundation Trust

  • "ELFS Shared Services provides highly professional and innovative financial services that respond to the needs of the Trust."

    Peter Hoyle, Acting Director of Finance and Information, Calderstones Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

  • "The support provided by the whole ELFS team during the time of transition and PCT closedown is a testament to the professionalism, the can do attitude and the very high standards that they set themselves as a service. Thank you very much for your support."

    Kirsty Hollis, Deputy Chief Finance Officer, NHS East Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group

  • "ELFS Shared Services have provided an efficient shared service solution since April 2012; they remain responsive to all our needs and have ensured the transition of our services was professionally delivered."

    Andrew Goodwin, Deputy Director of Finance, Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

  • "ELFS highly professional support and expertise ensured that the transfer of our payroll and pensions service was not only effectively managed but also enabled us to improve and transform our internal processes and capacity. The first few months of working in partnership with ELFS has already brought benefits to the Trust in terms of payroll accuracy, reduced error rates and savings."

    Lisa Ward, Head of Human Resources, North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust

Services Available - Framework

ELFS combines best practice shared services solution design with its knowledge of the complexities in the NHS.

We always aim to deliver a suite of services tailored to the clients need. Client service requirements can be individually selected from the ELFS services menu. A summary of the key services included in the Service Level Agreements and how to access the Framework are listed below.

ELFS Shared Services were awarded the Transactional finance and Accountancy Services Framework in 2014.  The framework allows NHS organisations to procure services in a timely and legally compliant manner.
The framework can be accessed using the link below or alternatively futher details can be obtained from the Framework User Guide (PDF) 
ELFS Shared Services were awarded the Payroll and  Pensions Services Framework in 2015.  The framework is designed to offer a simplified approach to the provision of payroll and pension services and to deliver risk free pricing models for high quality services.
 The framework can be accessed using the link below or alternatively futher details can be obtained from the Framework User Guide (PDF) 
  • Accounting to Reporting
    Book-keeping for NHS organisations up to the stage of reconciled trial balance. Production of financial and management reports. Production of statutory accounts and supporting schedules.
  • Purchase to Pay
    Online integrated purchase ordering of goods and services through to receipting, authorisation, supplier invoice processing and payments.
  • Income to Cash
    Customer invoice generation through to cash collection and debtor management.
  • VAT Services
    Specialist VAT Advice and production of the VAT return.
  • Capital Assets and Reporting
    Maintenance of the Fixed Assets Register, Capital Expenditure reporting and monitoring of Capital Resource Limits.
  • Finance and Business Systems Development
    Finance and business systems support, development and advisory services. Helpdesk facilities for all client end users. Performance monitoring, reporting and continual improvement culture.
  • Charitable Funds
    Accounting, reporting and advisory services on charitable fund activities.