The King’s Fund – Senior Clinical Leaders Programme

Big Numbers - Senior Clinical Leaders

I’ve worked with The King’s Fund for many years, delivering the finance elements of their board and senior leader programmes across the country, including for medical directors and GP commissioners. It was a pleasure to present the Senior Clinical Leaders Programme for The King’s Fund. It’s fascinating to look at how little we all know about the workings of the UK economy and to compare that to our knowledge of the economic workings of our own individual NHS organisations.

The Treasury YouTube channel contains short but fascinating excerpts from speeches, notable figures and research into taxpayer knowledge.

Balance of Payments
The Balance of Payments problem the UK has suffered for many years in shown in the Office for National Statistics ONS figures:

ONS: Balance of Payments

The Budget
This short video explains why the Treasury holds a Budget each year. It includes archive footage of six former Chancellors on Budget day:

Budget 2016 – a link to the Budget
Budget 2016: documents – the Budget in full

OECD Health Report 2014
OECD Health Statistics- Health Statistics 2016

Office for National Statistics
Expenditure on Healthcare in the UK, 1997-2013

2016-06-29 Senior Clinical Leaders Programme – Big Numbers

Many thanks to all who attended. Feel free to Leave a Reply with your review of the day.


2 Comments for “The King’s Fund – Senior Clinical Leaders Programme”

David Sims


Thanks for the afternoon David. I really found the estimation exercise useful and a little reassuring around mental health numbers which I know well enough to estimate. There has been discussion about how useful the tariff exercise was. It helped drive home the point about behaviours.

James Shipman


The talk was stimulating and delivered the objectives with an engaging style. I’m sharing this of course!

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