Today was a really fulfilling day with an entertaining and challenging group attending The NHS Budget Holder’s Survival Guide in the ever entertaining Cave Castle Hotel in South Cave near Hull.
Comments from today’s event include (with written permission gratefully received from each participant):
“Brilliantly presented. Easy to understand. Now feel empowered to challenge and question. A very enjoyable day.” – Anita Burnhill, Service Manager, City Healthcare Partnership CIC
“Excellent, David made this subject very interesting and good fun. Would advise anyone to attend, wish I’d been sent on the course 10 years ago!” – Alison Hornsby, Pharmacy Operations Manager, York Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
“This one day course was incredibly insightful and I can apply many things learnt to my day to day role.” – Chetan Mevada, Senior Biomedical Scientist, Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Trust
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.