“Debunking accountancy in an afternoon – a model of economy and clarity – all achieved hugely enjoyably. Highly recommended.”

A very pleasurable day today at The King’s Fund in central London with participants in the Strategic Medical Director Programme. It’s always a challenge when NHS clinicians take on a Board position and the range of development and support events customised specifically to the needs of senior leaders is quite limited. It’s been a pleasure for me to design a customised programme to deal with the real need to get clinicians and finance staff to engage in constructive dialogue.


The programme contained:

    The three methods of accounting
    Annual accounts and management accounts
    10 questions to ask your FD

Comments from participants included (with kind written permission from each):

“Very informative and comprehensive overview of finance and accountancy methods. Very enjoyable.” – Cleave Gass, Associate Medical Director, St George’s NHS Trust

“I went from fear and anxiety around interpreting the annual accounts to a genuine belief I could understand them. I wish that we had more than 3 hours of this training. It has transformed my view of interpreting accounts.” – Dr Helene Brown, Deputy Medical Director, NHS North Central London

“Debunking accountancy in an afternoon – a model of economy and clarity – all achieved hugely enjoyably. Highly recommended.” – Matthew Ellis, Lead Paediatrician, North Bristol Trust

“Finance made easy! An amazing jargon-busting session and practical help in deciphering financial reports. Thank you. This will be invaluable.” – KL Luscombe, Clinical Lead Orthopaedics, Mid Cheshire Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

“An informative session giving me a greater understanding of finance than I have ever had before!” – Ann Dingle, Consultant ENT Surgeon, Divisional Clinical Director, Surgery and Cancer, Mid Cheshire Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

“I finally understand capital and revenue expenditure.” – Stephen Webb, Consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Lead Clinician for Clinical Governance, Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

“An afternoon of ‘lightbulb moments'” – Rosemary Fox, Director, Public Health Wales


Presentation: 2013-06-05 Finance Skills and Knowledge PDF

Question answer: 2013-06-05 Strategic Medical Director Final Accounts Suggested Answer PDF

It was a pleasure to meet you all. Please do keep in touch.


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