Training in budgeting and finance in the NHS is about so much more than understanding the rights and responsibilities of budget holders, or how to read and understand a budget statement. It’s about winning hearts and minds to the idea that finance is an essential partner in the delivery of safe care and that increasing financial awareness and financial skills amongst clinical, technical and managerial staff results in better outcomes for more patients.
Today was a wonderful day with staff in Buckinghamshire running The NHS Budget Holder’s Survival Guide.
Here are just some of the comments from delegates (reproduced with kind written permission from each delegate):
“I feel more empowered to be much more proactive at budget meetings.” – Christine, Speech and Language Therapy Team Lead
“A very good day that was presented in an interesting manner. I would recommend this to all managers as a refresher.” – Jael, Radiology Matron
“Excellent day.” – Jane, Operational Manager Radiology
“Very good session – offer again to more staff to try to change our culture.” – Michelle, Assistant Director of Pharmacy
“David – you have inspired me again – here’s to the Budget Holder’s revolution!” – Deborah, Endoscopy Sister