“Funny, informative, clever, concise, knowledgeable – a gifted teacher and a thoroughly worthwhile day out!” – The NHS Budget Holder’s Survival Guide – Nottingham

Today was another great day running The Budget Holder’s Survival Guide – this time in Nottingham for a large mixed group of NHS staff. It’s such a pleasure to work with people so eager to learn new skills. Thanks to everyone who made it such a great day.

The NHS Budget Holder's Survival Guide - davidbaileyfcca

Today was another great day running The Budget Holder’s Survival Guide – this time in Nottingham for a large mixed group of NHS staff. It’s such a pleasure to work with people so eager to learn new skills. Thanks to everyone who made it such a great day.

Evaluation Comments

Comments from today’s event include (with permission gratefully received from each participant):

“Very useful course with plenty of good examples and clear improvements in knowledge. Thank you David.”

“Funny, informative, clever, concise, knowledgeable – a gifted teacher and a thoroughly worthwhile day out!”

“A great day course where complex and useful information was made accessible in an engaging way.”

“It has been a very informative day. I have learnt a lot in a friendly environment. Keep it up David.”

“Funny and engaging course on what I thought would be a boring topic! Thank you!”

“Really insightful – and enjoyable!”

“I feel like I’ve actually learned something unlike a lot of NHS training courses!”

“Great course and taken away easy to understand steps to implement to improve care.”

“Very informative, given me the tools to improve my knowledge and budget management.”

“Made a potentially dry subject interesting, personable and humorous!”

“Thank you for a very informative, enjoyable and fact filled day.”

“Engaging learning. Thank you.”

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.

Resources

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
Northern, Eastern and Western Devon CCG – Budget Holders Manual

I wish you luck in implementing your Action Plan. Do let me know how you get on. Many thanks to everyone who made the day so successful. Feel free to leave a review below in Leave A Reply. Thank you.



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