Today was a really fulfilling day with an entertaining and challenging group attending The NHS Budget Holder’s Survival Guide in Branston near Lincoln.
Comments from today’s event include (with written permission gratefully received from each participant):
“Very passionate presentation! Really inspiring and galvanising day to leave with lots of motivation to ask questions and challenge. Thank you. A complicated topic made accessible in an engaging, practical way.” – Dr Felicity Nichols, Clinical Psychologist, Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
“Enjoyable, interesting, very informative.” – Beth Morton, Junior Sister, United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust
“Best workshop in the series.” – Janice Wiseman, Research Manager, Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust
“Very helpful and practical delivery of subject. Lots of hints and tips which really will help me.” – Kay Gilman, L&D Manager, Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
“Excellent day. I have learnt so much. Thank you for your patience and sharing your knowledge and skills with us today. Highly recommended.” – Kay Sumner, VTE Nurse Manager, United Lincolnshire Hospitals 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.
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.