Today was a really fulfilling day with an entertaining and challenging group attending The NHS Budget Holder’s Survival Guide in Liverpool with staff from Diabetes, Sexual Health, Dental, Integrated Care, Podiatry and Cochlear Implant services.
Comments from today’s event include (with written permission gratefully received from each participant):
“I really enjoyed the course and learnt a lot.” – Carmel Farley, Service Manager
“Content and methods pitched perfectly. Thoroughly enjoyed the day.” – Pam Ingle, Service Development Manager
“Very useful, really enjoyed it and very informative.” – Sheena Round, Consultant Speech and Language Therapist
“A day out of the routine which has been an excellent use of the time.” – Neil Nevitt, Podiatry Clinical Lead
“Very informative day, right mix of info, workshops etc. Excellent course, thank you.” – Marie Evans, Diabetes Team Leader
“Enjoyed whole day – extremely engaging and interesting.” – Anne Lamkin, Integrated Care Services Manager
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.
It’s essential to have a Budgetary Control Policy within your organisation if you’re going to have clear standards of financial support and clear policies for financial practice. Examples of Budgetary Control Policies include:
Lincolnshire Partnership – Budgetary Control Manual
The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust – Budgetary Control Policy
Many thanks to everyone who made the day so successful.