Today was a really fulfilling day with an entertaining and challenging group attending The NHS Budget Holder’s Survival Guide in Liverpool..
Comments from today’s event include (with written permission gratefully received from each participant):
“Very good course. Well presented and engaging. Exceeded expectations and the bottom line is that it helps us to do our roles!” – >Dot Tinsley, Children’s Service Manager
“Very enjoyable, excellent presenter.” – Tina Davies-Taylor, Service Lead, Healthy Communities / Social Inclusion
“Very informative and enjoyable course.” – Lil Garland, CEDAS Cluster Manager
“Suited my needs as a clinician without a background in general management / accounts.” – Pauline Jelliman, Service Lead HIV Team
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.