The NHS Budget Holder’s Survival Guide – Book

Every budget holder’s essential companion:

This book is invaluable in helping you to manage your budget more effectively. Find out step-by-step all the essential skills and knowledge you need in this practical, jargon-free and easy to understand guide.

You will cover:

  • How your budget was set
  • How to understand financial information
  • What your financial responsibilities are
  • What the financial rules are
  • Whether to accept your budget
  • How to get the best from your accountant
  • Practical ways of saving money from your budget
  • How to make a bid for more money

All the essential skills and knowledge are covered, illustrated throughout by practical examples of direct relevance to everyday management situations.

Recommended to:
Ward and department managers, locality and business managers,
heads of service, clinical directors, all other budget holders in hospital
and community services and finance departments.

Contents

Aim and introduction

Part one:

  • What are budgets?
  • Whose budget is it?
  • What is the purpose of budgets?
  • How was my budget set?
  • How is my pay budget calculated?
  • How is my non-pay budget calculated?
  • What do I do if my budget is out of date?
  • Should I agree to my budget?

Part Two:

  • What do accountants do?
  • What are my responsibilities?

Part Three:

  • What do my reports mean?
  • How can financial information be presented?

Part Four:

  • How do I manage my budget?
  • How do I monitor my budget?
  • How do I foresee future problems?
  • Why do budgets overspend and underspend?
  • What can I control in my budget?
  • How do I get more budget to fund my plans?
  • What are the financial rules: If I overspend? If I underspend? If I make a permanent saving? If I want to spend the money on something else?
  • How do I save money from my budget?
  • Case study in interpreting and controlling budgets

Index

ISBN: 0-582-24467-6

4 Comments for “The NHS Budget Holder’s Survival Guide – Book”

Lorna Laird

says:

How do I get a hard copy of this booklet please along with others in the series including Service Level agreements?
Thanks

davidbaileyfcca

says:

Hi Lorna – many thanks for getting in touch. You can order a copy of ‘The NHS Budget Holder’s Survival Guide’ from Amazon, the Book Depository or other online book retailers or order it through any bookshop. In addition you can order a copy from me at a discount – simply contact me through the ‘Contact Me’ page and you can pay by PayPal and I’ll post it to you first class. All best wishes, David

Modupeola Adewuyi

says:

I would also like to know how this Survival Guide booklet could be ordered.

davidbaileyfcca

says:

Hi Modupeola – many thanks for getting in touch. You can order a copy of ‘The NHS Budget Holder’s Survival Guide’ from Amazon, the Book Depository or other online book retailers or order it through any bookshop. In addition you can order a copy from me at a discount – simply contact me through the ‘Contact Me’ page and you can pay by PayPal and I’ll post it to you first class. All best wishes, David

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