“Concepts were great and good exercises. Fantastic speaker. David understands our needs!”

Finance and Health Economics

Many thanks to all the participants who attended the Finance and Health Economics event in Manchester today. It was a pleasure to have your company.

Evaluation Comments

Comments received from participants included (all with written permission to be reproduced):

“It was really excellent and thoroughly enjoyed the day (which I was most definitely not expecting).” – Karen Phillips, Clinical Service Manager

“Engaging, funny, with a serious message thoughtfully put across with experience.” – Stuart Parsons, Chief Officer, Wigan Family Welfare

“It was excellent. A difficult subject to deliver which had the potential to be boring and dry – it was neither, extremely informative, well presented and entertaining.” – Michelle Thornhill, Operations Director, ADHD Foundation

“I thought the workshop was excellent. I wasn’t expecting to enjoy the subject but really did and feel I’ve learnt a lot. Thank you!” – Sam Dutton, Service Manager, Catch 22

“Was an excellent session, humour was great made day interesting. Made a very dry subject interesting.” – Valerie O’Donnell, Senior Operational Manager, Young Person’s Advisory Service

“Today’s workshop has been excellent – the content has been well thought through and is highly applicable / relevant and the facilitator pitched the day at the right level, getting the right balance between learning and fun. All objectives of the workshop were met!” – Lindsey Marlton, CAMHS Service Manager, Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust

“Concepts were great: and good exercises. Fantastic speaker. David understands our needs!” – Kishan Sharma, Consultant Psychiatrist, Trafford CAMHS

“Soooo good! Will definitely use these ideas and this knowledge.” – Claire Halsey, Consultant Clinical Psychologist / Service Line Manager, North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust

“It was brilliant! I expected it to go over my head and be dull – couldn’t have been more wrong. Thank you for your lively, engaging style in sharing knowledge.” – Sam Heywood, Team Leader / Counselling Psychologist, North Staffordshire Connect CAMHS and First Steps


Here are the resources from the day:
Presentation: 2013-10-10 Finance and Health Economics – CYP IAPT

Budget 2013 (external link)
OECD Health Data (external link)

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

Here’s a fabulous short video to explain the structural changes within the NHS:


Please get in touch if you would like any further resources or information.

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