Today was a really fulfilling day with an entertaining and challenging group attending The NHS Budget Holder’s Survival Guide in Wakefield.
Comments from today’s event include (with written permission gratefully received from each participant):
“A fantastic and interesting course.” – Simon Peers, Interventional Team Lead Radiographer, Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust
“Really enjoyed David’s style of presentation – challenged my view of accountants and nice to know the historical facts behind some of the phrases / language / processes.” – Rachel McCluskey, Contract and PbR Development Manager, Leeds North CCG
“I found the day very informative. An area I have found difficult to understand but today has been made much clearer.” – Mana Cooper, Lead Nurse, Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
“Informative day – a lot of questions re financial management answered.” – Debby Horbury, Matron, Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
“Presentation excellent. Made interesting. Very interactive.” – Ann O’Brien, Lead Nurse, Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
“Very good tutor and course was tailored to be very informative.” – Jamil Rehman, Patient Transport Manager, Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust
“Loved it! Lots of energy and translates something dull into something interesting and meaningful. Great introduction / overview and handbook!” – Suzanne Merritt, Informatics Assistant Programme Manager, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
“Thanks, brilliant course with a most entertaining and knowledgeable teacher. Will certainly remember No3.” – Linda Dunlop, Service Improvement Manager, York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
“Excellent course and content. The seven point plan for interpreting budget reports will be really useful.” – Angela Morley, PTS Locality Manager, Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust
“Excellent content and delivery. First class.” – Paul Stevens, Locality Manager, Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust
It’s always interesting to see how people’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 who made the day so successful.