“Brilliantly engaging! Who knew NHS Finance could be fun? Really clever and straightforward explanations of previously elusive financial and economic jargon. Thanks!” – Clinical Directors’ Programme – The King’s Fund

I’ve worked with The King’s Fund for many years, delivering the finance elements of their board and senior leader programmes across the country, including for medical directors and GP commissioners. It was a pleasure to present the Senior Clinical Leaders Programme for The King’s Fund. It’s fascinating to look at how little we all know about the workings of the UK economy and to compare that to our knowledge of the economic workings of our own individual NHS organisations.

Evaluation Comments

Here are some of the evaluation comments from the day (with kind permission from the participants):

“Absolutely fantastic presentation from David. He made finance and economics more understandable and even fun!”

“Made a dry subject entertaining / interactive and informative.”

“Thank you for a really informative and entertaining session – I feel more able and willing to find out more and work better with finance.”

“Great explanation of finance and economics. Clearest explanation I’ve ever heard. Very entertaining.”

“Good insight into NHS finance and far more entertaining than I believed was possible.”

“Insightful. Enjoyed the session and would wholeheartedly recommend.”

“Brilliantly engaging! Who knew NHS Finance could be fun? Really clever and straightforward explanations of previously elusive financial and economic jargon. Thanks!”

“Informative. Interactive. Engaging. Really enjoyed the session. Changed my mindset with regards to finance in the NHS.”

“Informative and entertaining speaker, giving a good insight into the perspective of the NHS finance director.”

“Comprehensive, easy to understand and very interactive. Highly recommended.”

“Engaging, informative and accessible. Brilliant.”

“As a complete money, numbers and budget ‘phobic’, David has an amazing ability to not only make finance and accounting accessible but also remarkably funny! I think I actually understand something and can at least get a sense of the bigger picture. Thank you.”

The Treasury YouTube channel contains short but fascinating excerpts from speeches, notable figures and research into taxpayer knowledge.

Balance of Payments
The Balance of Payments problem the UK has suffered for many years in shown in the Office for National Statistics ONS figures:
ONS: Balance of Payments

The Autumn Budget 2018
Budget 2018 – a link to the Budget
Budget 2018: documents – the Budget in full

The King’s Fund
How the NHS is structured: https://www.kingsfund.org.uk/audio-video/how-new-nhs-structured

OECD Health Spending Report
OECD Health Statistics – OECD Focus on Health Spending

Office for National Statistics
How does UK healthcare spending compare internationally?

The NHS in Wales is funded differently than the NHS in England Here’s how: NHS Wales Budget

Presentation
2019-10-03 Clinical Directors’ Programme PPT Presentation

Many thanks to all who attended. Feel free to Leave a Reply with your review of the day.



1 Comment for ““Brilliantly engaging! Who knew NHS Finance could be fun? Really clever and straightforward explanations of previously elusive financial and economic jargon. Thanks!” – Clinical Directors’ Programme – The King’s Fund”

Phil Cunnington

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An exceptional presentation which made the rather complex and mysterious world of NHS finance clearer. Gave a view of finance and the need to engage with all parties that should be a prerequisite for any clinical and manager.

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