Today was a really fulfilling day with an entertaining and challenging group attending The NHS Budget Holder’s Survival Guide in Bingley.
Comments from today’s event include (with written permission gratefully received from each participant):
“Delivery very engaging. I feel I have better understanding of what I need to know.” – John Scott, Acting Service Manager, Leeds Partnerships NHS Foundation Trust
“Very interesting. Never a dull moment. And engaging” – Andrea Hemingway, Service Manager, Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
“Informative, relevant, easy to understand. Thank you!” – Kate Sanderson, Sister/ Ward Manager, Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust
“Great course – figures made to look interesting! Who’d have thought it. Looking forward to getting next report.” – Helen Avery, Office Manager and Project Support, NHS Leeds West CCG
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.