“A very engaging speaker who actually made me feel interested and excited about NHS finance.”

Finance and Health Economics

A pleasurable day working on the Children and Young People’s Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Service (CYP IAPT) Leads Programme being delivered at Salford Cognitive Therapy Training Centre. It is part of The Children and Young People’s IAPT Project. The Children and Young people’s IAPT Project asked universities and teaching providers (HEIs) to link up with local CAMHS partnerships to come together to transform their local CAMHS. I was involved in submitting a successful bid for one partnership to transform services. It’s therefore a pleasure to follow up this work with being engaged to train service leads in business skills to transform their services.

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

“Excellent. Well done.” – Helen Macmahon, Service Line Manager, Derbyshire Healthcare Foundation Trust
“Very informative, good presentation and much enjoyed. Thank you.” – Scott Lunn
“Made a very (potentially) complex area seem easy and learning was fun.” – Sandra Embling, Operational Manager, Central Manchester Hospitals Trust
“A very engaging speaker who actually made me feel interested and excited about NHS finance.” – Sara Barnes, Service Transformation Lead CYPIAPT, Pennine Care NHS Trust


Here are the resources from the day:

The Green Book is HM Treasury guidance for Central Government, setting out a framework for the appraisal and evaluation of all policies, programmes and projects. It sets out the key stages in the development of a proposal from the articulation of the rationale for intervention and the setting of objectives, through to options appraisal and, eventually, implementation and evaluation. It describes how the economic, financial, social and environmental assessments of a proposal should be combined and aims to ensure consistency and transparency in the appraisal process throughout government.

The Green Book

The Magenta Book is HM Treasury guidance on evaluation for Central Government, but will also be useful for all policy makers, including in local government, charities and the voluntary sectors. It sets out the key issues to consider when designing and managing evaluations, and the presentation and interpretation of evaluation results. It describes why thinking about evaluation before and during the policy design phase can help to improve the quality of evaluation results without needing to hinder the policy process.

Magenta Book

Many thanks to everyone involved.


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