“The spreadsheet model is stunning.”

Advanced Forecasting

Today’s event in Loughborough was a chance to investigate tools and techniques to improve Advanced Forecasting and Financial Modelling in the NHS. Many thanks to everyone who came and made the day so interesting and challenging.

Workshop Comments

Comments on the evaluation forms included (reproduced with kind written permission):

“It was really good information, presented well and certainly made us think!” – Lesley Kennedy, Management Accountant, NHS Corby CCG

“Keep up the good work and thanks!” – Steve de Nobrega, Head of Business Support, Milton Keynes Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Here are the resources from the day – please use the Username and Password given to you to access them – thank you!

The Linear Exponential Smoothing Forecasting Spreadsheet model – Advanced Forecasting Model – davidbaileyfcca – production v2 XLSX file
10 Step Method for Forecasting using Linear Exponential Smoothing PDF file

A copy of the authorised version of the Best Practice Spreadsheet Modelling Standards. The Spreadsheet Standards Review Board is the body that develops and maintains the Best Practice Spreadsheet Modelling Standards. The SSRB was established by BPM Analytical Empowerment Pty Ltd to bring together the best spreadsheet modelling skills from around the world in order to develop and gain general acceptance for comprehensive and universally applicable Best Practice Spreadsheet Modelling Standards:

BPSM Best Practice Spreadsheet Modelling Standards

Principles, Techniques and Practice of Spreadsheet Style by Philip L. Bewig — July 28, 2005:

How do you know your spreadsheet is right?

Spreadsheet Modelling Best Practice by Nick Read and Jonathan Batson – April 1999:

IBM Spreadsheet Modelling Best Practice

CIMA’s review of In-year Financial Forecasting in the NHS from 2007:

In-year Financial Forecasting in the NHS – CIMA

Presentation from the day

Advanced Forecasting and Financial Modelling Presentation Handout PDF


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

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