Another great day at 5 Boroughs Partnership NHS Trust running The NHS Budget Holder’s Survival Guide. I was originally commissioned to run a handful of events but word of mouth spread and I’ve now trained almost every budget holder within the organisation.
Comments from today’s event include (with written permission gratefully received from each participant):
Clearly articulated with no jargon – delivered for all levels of understanding – easy to follow.” – Jacqui McMahon, Associate General Manager, Harrogate and District NHS Foundation trust
“A very good interesting course, especially for novices! Humorous injected course.” – Sharon Bandoo, Assistant Service Manager, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
“Very enjoyable and easy to understand.” – Karen Tindall, Assistant Service Manager, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
“Excellent delivery, entertaining but most importantly relevant.” – – Rebecca Wright, AGM, Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
“Enjoyed the day and learnt a lot. Particularly like the 7 Point Plan to interpret your budget report. Will aim for 15 minutes :).” – Siobhan Stubbs, Trauma and Spines Theatres Team Leader, Leeds Teaching Hospital NHS Trust
“I really enjoyed the course and was hugely impressed with the way it was structured – thank you.” – Emma Dickens, Membership Manager, Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust
“Very good day, a must for all budget holders.” – Joel Gordon, Health and Safety Risk Advisor, Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust
“Keep it up – Brilliant.” – Paul Carr, Maxillofacial Laboratory Manager, York Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
It’s always interesting to see how staff’s confidence in interpreting financial reports can be transformed in just a day. I’ve spent two decades doing finance training within the NHS and have developed a Seven Step Method for interpreting financial reports using seven questions, making three calculations and taking no more than 15 minutes. It works every time.
Many thanks to everyone involved.