Health and Social Care Finance Advisory Network

Welcome to the Health and Social Care Finance Advisory Network – supporting health, public health and social care strategy, commissioning and finance practitioners.

HSCFAN  run by advisors Sandra Beard and Cliff Dalton  works directly with central government and other public sector bodies, to keep you at the forefront of the crucial issues affecting local government decisions on health and social care finance.

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You can also download the network's service plan.

Meet your advisors


Sandra Beard, FAN Advisor | LinkedIn Profile

Sandra Beard, FAN Advisor

Sandra is a qualified accountant, and has 15 years’ experience in local government working at Warwickshire County Council, initially as a Principal Accountant within Adult Social Care and then as the Capital Accountant within Corporate. She joined the CIPFA Fan Advisory Network as a FAN Advisor in 2017 providing advice and support to practitioners across the Public Sector. E: sandra.beard@cipfa.org, T: 02476 591922.


Cliff Dalton, Head of Networks, CIPFA | LinkedIn Profile

Cliff Dalton, Head of Networks, CIPFA

Cliff is a qualified CIPFA accountant and Shared Service Practitioner. He is CIPFA's Head of Networks, representing the Institute and shaping policy voice, position statements and speaking at events on local government and transformation issues. Cliff has also worked for 20 years in local government. E: cliff.dalton@cipfa.org, T: 01904 671938.

Network essentials

A comprehensive directory of Introduction to... workshops for local government practitioners, our essentials modules are offered through CIPFA's various advisory networks and are therefore available at many locations and dates throughout the year.

List of Introduction to... courses  

Event materials

Download materials from the Health and Social Care Finance Advisory Network's events.