Today was a really fulfilling day with an entertaining and challenging group attending The NHS Budget Holder’s Survival Guide in Loughborough.
Comments from today’s event include (with written permission gratefully received from each participant):
“Very useful and good context and overview of culture of NHS Management.” – Gillian Linford, PMO Lead, Derbyshire Community Health Services
“Absolutely excellent! Cannot imagine how it could possibly be better! Best session I have ever attended.” – Quality Manager, Northampton General Hospital
“Excellent workshop. Fantastic Tutor.” – Julie Dunkley, Ward Sister, Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust
“Very enjoyable. Lots of really useful tips.” – Craig Smith, Health Records Manager
It’s always interesting to see how people’s confidence in interpreting financial reports can be transformed in just a day. I’ve spent two decades doing finance training within the NHS and have developed a Seven Step Method for interpreting financial reports using seven questions, making three calculations and taking no more than 15 minutes. It works every time.
It’s essential to have a Budgetary Control Policy within your organisation if you’re going to have clear standards of financial support and clear policies for financial practice. Examples of Budgetary Control Policies include:
Lincolnshire Partnership – Budgetary Control Manual
The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust – Budgetary Control Policy
Many thanks to everyone who made the day so successful.