Many thanks to all the participants who attended the Composing a Credible Business Case event in Loughborough today. It was a pleasure to have your company.
Comments from participants (included with kind written permission from each) included:
“Brilliant! An excellent workshop and presenter. David you have great skill at communicating your subject. Really enjoyed the balance of humour.” – Ian Murray, Head of Service Improvement, Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Trust
“Excellent session making a complicated but vital skill understandable.” – Jon Scattergood, Service Line Manager, Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
“Great use of examples. Really valuable – valid, varied, relevant, topical. Excellent knowledge of presenter – very humorous, experienced, flexible, approachable.” – Rebecca Stone, Head of Community Services, County Health Partnership Mental Healthcare Trust
“Fascinating, thank you.” – Helen Dobbs, Head of Children’s Physio and OT
“Excellently presented. Vast amount of information presented in a way that can be understood and applied.” – Helen Nicholson, Head of Organisational Development, Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust
“The most sense an accountant has ever made. The sticky stuff made understandable.” – Mandy Irons, Deputy Head of Organisational Development, Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust
“Good day – delivery of material made interesting by the unique presentation style of David. Thank you.” – Amanda Edmonds, Head of Service for Children and Young People, County Health Partnerships
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.