It’s always a pleasure to run The NHS Budget Holder’s Survival Guide. It’s a privilege to hear managers and clinicians in the NHS talk about their relationship with NHS finance and think of ways to improve it. Today in Wakefield was a chance for managers and clinicians to create an action plan of their plans for improving their relationship with finance.
All comments are reproduced thanks to the full written permission of each delegate:
“Delivered in an interesting and interactive way. This allowed questioning to be easy. It made me realise budgets are not as hard to understand as I thought.” – Alison Guest, Deputy Theatre Manager, Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust
“David’s very funny, dry sense of humour made the day very enjoyable – set at a good, quick pace throughout the day. Lunch great – very relaxing. Easy to find venue.” – Tracey Casteldine, Clinical Team Leader, Sheffield Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
“Enjoyed the whole day. It would have been useful when I first became a manager. More publicity is required!” – Lisa Fletcher, Lead Nurse, Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
“I never knew budgets / finance could be so interesting and captivating – thank you!” – Tracey Monteith, Lead Nurse, Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
“I had no experience of budgeting, so the course has taught me the basics, so I can at least understand the reports. The content and the pace and method of teaching were perfect for an insight into the principles of budgeting. Great course and delivered in a way that kept my interest all the way through the day. Thank you!” – Harjit Sembhi, Head of Service Management, Yorkshire and the Humber Strategic Health Authority
“Enjoyable day full of valuable tools.” – Sonya Granby, Dental Manager, Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
“Wonderful course David, thank you. Would highly recommend to anyone who had to manage budgets. I feel I’ve learnt a lot :)” – Debbee Walker, Business Support Manager, Northern Lincolnshire and Goole Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
“No. It was all very good and interesting. David’s teaching ability is excellent.” – Lisa Fletcher, Lead Nurse, Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
“Brilliant day – learnt lots and it was a fun way for a frightening subject!” – Liz Parkin, CSM, Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Many thanks to everyone who participated in such an enjoyable day.