Today was a really fulfilling day with an entertaining and challenging group attending The NHS Budget Holder’s Survival Guide in Derby.
Comments from today’s event include (with written permission gratefully received from each participant):
“Really enjoyed course, very well delivered and kept it interesting all the way through.” – Jodie Bale, Service Manager
“The course was excellent and enjoyable!” – Ramila Patel, Research Manager
“Thoroughly enjoyed David’s style of presentation. Made the topic very interesting and engaging with good humour. Very good way of presenting the subject.” – Marc Sutton, Pharmacy QA Manager
“Loved the seven point plan for interpreting budget reports!” – Eve Baird, SLT and Patient’s Library Manager
“Absolutely brilliant!” – Marney Parkin, Deputy Department Leader
“Really enjoyed training and style. Made a very dull subject interesting and fun. I feel I have learnt a lot.” – Vikki Theakston, Locality Professional Lead
“The day passed quickly – enjoyed every minute and learned such a lot. Thank you. Would strongly recommend the course.” – Elaine Cathcart, Quality Manager
“Excellent day. Very entertaining and motivating speaker.” – Gill Fletcher, Advanced Clinical Practitioner
“This was an excellent course and highly informative.” – Hannah Edwards, Information Development and Governance 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.