Today was a really fulfilling day with an entertaining and challenging group attending The NHS Budget Holder’s Survival Guide in Nottingham.
Comments from today’s event include (with written permission gratefully received from each participant):
“Very interesting and entertaining. First study day I have attended and come away with actions I want to undertake.” – Kim Hope, Team Leader, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
“Excellent day. Much better understanding of my role in budget planning and awareness.” – Rebecca Selwyn, Matron, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
“Excellent course. Wish I had attended before I became a budget holder.” – Helen Atwell, Recruitment Services Manager, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
“Who would have thought learning about finance and budgets could be made an interesting day – many thanks for an enjoyable and informative day David.” – Mark Davies, Hotel Services Manager, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust
“David was excellent, engaging delegates at all times and keeping our attention throughout.” – Nwando Umeh, Business and Liaison Officer and Head of Finance, Derby and Derbyshire LMC
“A good informative day – well worth my time out of the office.” – Jackie Carlile, Commissioning Manager, Southern Derbyshire 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.