“Enjoyed the content and presentation style. Feel more empowered to question the budget and utilise the skills of the finance department.”

The NHS Budget Holder's Survival Guide

Today’s workshop in Norwich was a lively one, with a passionate group dedicated to making a difference to people with mental ill health. The event The NHS Budget Holder’s Survival Guide is a proven way for managers and clinicians to get the skills they need to use budgets to improve services to patients, clients and service users.

Evaluation Comments

Comments from today’s event include (with written permission received from each participant):

“Given this was a “you must attend” and ‘budget’ (even my small-scale responsibilities) is a least favourite topic, found the day to be informative, helpful and enjoyable overall. Nice presentation style, great sense of humour and delivery.” – Ged Bailes, Lead Consultant Psychologist, Secure Services, Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust

“Very engaging, funny and enjoyable.” – Rob Atthey-Howard, Forensic Community Team Leader, Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust

“Thank you – a difficult subject made easier and enjoyable.” – Anna Rees, CTC Therapies, Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust

“I accessed this event at the last minute – I am glad I did as it has helped me understand budgets and language around it a bit better.” – Kim Boggen, Support Worker Training Co-ordinator, Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust

“Really helpful and informative session.” – Helen Lawrence, CTC, Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust

“Pay him! Should also include higher management.” – Gary Page, Charge Nurse, Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust

“Enjoyed the content and presentation style. Feel more empowered to question the budget and utilise the skills of the finance department.” – Craig Howell, CTL, Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust

“Recommend for all budget holders and accountants. Budget Holding for idiots – must be as I understood it!” – David Oakley, Clinical Team Leader, Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust

“Very enthusiastic presenter. Interested in people and showed much knowledge in his work. Excellent time with David to allay fears in basic budgeting issues.” – Godfried Asamoah, Charge Nurse, Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust

Many thanks to everyone involved.

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