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 several hundred budget holder within the organisation.
Comments from today’s event include (with written permission gratefully received from each participant):
“This was a very interesting and accessible introduction to understanding budget management. Very practical and useful. I particularly liked the way that the facilitator related it all back to patient experience and outcomes.” – Deborah Smith, HR Project Officer, Graduate Management Trainee
“Absolutely brilliant!” – Mike Roscoe, Deputy Business Manager, Adult Services
“Very enjoyable day and very informative and knowledgeable presenter.” – Brigette Hamlett, Clinical Team Manager, Wigan and Knowsley CAMHS
“Excellent day – humorous and entertaining and I never thought I would say that about budgets.” – Janette Aylward-Barton, Clinical Team Manager
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.