Many thanks to all the participants who attended the Making the Business Case event in Cambourne today. It was a pleasure to have your company.
Comments from participants included (published with kind written permission of each):
“I feel my eyes have been opened to economics and I understand the difference between finance and economics.” – Harriet Ward, NHS Management Trainee, NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement
“Thank you, it was excellent.” – Sam Page, Learning and Development Manager, East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust
“A very enjoyable day. Back to work armed with better tools tomorrow…” – Anne Day, Consultant Gastroenterologist, Bedford Hospital NHS Trust
“Excellent day, clearly presented and engaging. Will use knowledge gained with immediate effect.” – Mr Paul Tisi, Consultant Surgeon / Associate Medical Director, Bedford Hospital NHS Trust
“Excellent presentation methods. Excellent content.” – Darren Maguire, Clinical General Manager, East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust
Here are the resources from the day – please use the Username and Password given to you to access them – thank you!
PDF File of the PowerPoint slides from the day.
Word documents created as pro-formas for your use:
KPMG Business Planning Sourcebook PDF
KPMG Business Planning Sourcebook PowerPoint
NHS Capital Investment Manual – Business Case Guide PDF
Cabinet Office – Strategy Survival Guide PDF
Cabinet Office – Strategy Survival Guide – Summary PDF
Making the Business Case – Chartered Society of Physiotherapy PDF
The Green Book is HM Treasury guidance for Central Government, setting out a framework for the appraisal and evaluation of all policies, programmes and projects. It sets out the key stages in the development of a proposal from the articulation of the rationale for intervention and the setting of objectives, through to options appraisal and, eventually, implementation and evaluation. It describes how the economic, financial, social and environmental assessments of a proposal should be combined and aims to ensure consistency and transparency in the appraisal process throughout government.
The Magenta Book is HM Treasury guidance on evaluation for Central Government, but will also be useful for all policy makers, including in local government, charities and the voluntary sectors. It sets out the key issues to consider when designing and managing evaluations, and the presentation and interpretation of evaluation results. It describes why thinking about evaluation before and during the policy design phase can help to improve the quality of evaluation results without needing to hinder the policy process.
Please get in touch if you would like any further resources or information.