Today’s The NHS Budget Holder’s Survival Guide in Buckinghamshire was a chance for managers and clinicians to share their experiences of budgeting and finance within the NHS and to action plan their future plans for improving their relationship with finance.
Comments from today’s event include (with written permission received from each participant):
“The demystifying of accountancy! Increased my confidence and understanding of budgets. More aware of consequences of poor budget management. Very enjoyable humorous presentation.” – Maggi Simpson, Senior Occupational Health Practitioner, Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust
“It was a very comprehensive presentation that covered a very large topic in a most efficient way. A scary subject made interesting and amusing by your presentation.” – Melanie Newton, Midwife, Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust
“Every manager should have this type of training who has a budget. Very inspiring and some plain truths on what one can do in the workplace. Take ownership.” – Mukund Katechai, HR Business Partner, Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust
“It was excellent and humour made day enjoyable for a topic that could be hard to digest. Feel more confident now to understand and read my budget statement.” – Laura Isard, Locality Manager, Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust
“Good mix of presentation and activities. Thought provoking discussions. Interesting humorous session given the topic of the training!” – Nicola Holbrook, Wheelchair Service Lead, Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust
“Thank you for an interesting day which will develop me and benefit the workplace.” – Jacqueline Smith, Patient Safety Manager, Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust
Many thanks to everyone who participated in such an enjoyable day.
Another great day in Buckinghamshire running The NHS Budget Holder’s Survival Guide for Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust. The dedication and hard work of NHS staff to making a difference to patients sometimes needs some direction – especially when it comes to money. This event does exactly that.
Comments from today’s event include (with written permission gratefully received from each participant):
“Clear, informative and fun.” – Melanie Kirk, Head of Cardiac Imaging, Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust
“Very entertaining and engaging.” – R Evenson, Senior Occupational Health Adviser, Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust
“Very good day, really enjoyed a subject I was dreading.” – Zoe Squires, Lead Nurse, Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust
“I really enjoyed today’s session, very informative and a lot to take on. Excellent delivery! Thank you.” – Chris Spittles, Change Lead, Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust
Many thanks to everyone involved. It was a pleasure to have your company
Buckinghamshire is an interesting and diverse county and so are its people. The same holds true of its health service workers who attended The NHS Budget Holder’s Survival Guide at The Clare Foundation in Saunderton today.
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Here are some of their comments on the day, reproduced with kind written permission:
“Today has been much more informative than I expected and enjoyed this session. The overall presentation was good structured and David made it very easy to understand. Very informative.” – Sheila O’Callaghan, Dispensary Manager
“Enjoyable session.” – Sarah Crag, Midwife
“I am not directly involved in budgeting but the information was really interesting. I could now think how to improve to use budget effectively.” – Asha Mathew, Chemo / Haem Team Leader
Thank you for an interesting day, excellent! – Ellen Hope, Team Lead SCPHN
Difficult subject made fun. – Lisa Knibbs, OPD Services Manager
“Could have done with having this day a couple of years ago.” – Chris Handy, Continence Team Lead
The NHS Budget Holder’s Survival Guide one-day workshop is the essential practical introduction to the skills and knowledge managers and clinicians need to benefit their patients by successful use of their budgets. It covers all aspects of budgets and budgetary control in the NHS. It is designed for budget holders at all levels and for those who deputise for, or are likely to become budget holders in the future. No prior knowledge is assumed. Engaging practical exercises are backed-up by simple theory to ensure comprehensive coverage of all the basics. No unnecessary jargon is used.
Please get in touch if you would like to host an event in your organisation. Please use the Contact Me page. Thank you.
I’ll be providing four more of The NHS Budget Holder’s Survival Guide events for Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust in September, October and November this year:
Wednesday 28 September – Amersham Hospital
Monday 26 September – Wycombe Hospital
Monday 3 October – Stoke Mandeville Hospital
The dates at High Wycombe and Stoke Mandeville are already fully booked, so due to demand we have added a further date:
Friday 4 November – Amersham Hospital