“Lively and interactive session that was really enjoyable and thought-provoking.”

Making the Business Case

Many thanks to all the participants who attended the Making the Business Case event in Sheffield today. It was a pleasure to have your company.

Evaluation Comments

Comments received from participants included (all with written permission to be reproduced):

“Decision-making was really useful. I would recommend it to anyone.” – Richard Maddison, Medicines Development Manager, City Health Care Partnership CIC

“Really enjoyed the course, very interesting. Thank you.” – Angela Farrell, Operational Manager, Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust

“Good content and delivery.” – Sharon Ramskill, Senior Management Accountant, Barnsley NHS Foundation Trust

“Very informative. Good lecturer!” – Jenny Braithwaite, CT / MR Manager, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

“Very informative and engaging. Held my interest all through the day. Information delivered with humour – very enjoyable day.” – Catherine Jones, Breast Imaging Manager, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

“Excellent. Well delivered. Well structured – not a sit-back and nod-off study day. Very refreshing.” – Helen Hough, Occupational Health Nurse Manager, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

“Excellent, interesting and very relevant.” – Rachel Rae, Ops Manager, A&E, Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust

“Excellent thank you.” – Andy Brammer, General Radiology Manager, Radiology, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

“Very enjoyable course. The real life examples made it easier to understand.” – Michele Clarke, Manager Strategy and Delivery, Doncaster CCG

“Fantastic as always – well worth attending. Thanks.” – Alex Hendrie, Operational Manager, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Resources

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.

Writing a Business Case – Presentation PDF

Word documents created as pro-formas for your use:

Mission Statement Pro-Forma Word
STEEPLE Pro-Forma Word
SWOT – Pro-Forma Word

Other resources:

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 Green Book

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.

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