“Great day, very informative. Excellent teacher.” Making the Business Case – Cambridge

Making the Business Case

Many thanks to all the participants who attended the Making the Business Case event in Camborne near Cambridge today run by HEE. It was a pleasure to have your company.

The Programme for Making the Business Case can be found here. Please always read who the day is designed for, what the objectives of the day are, what the detailed programme is, and the full timetable for the day before attending.

Evaluation Comments

Here are just some of the evaluation comments from today. All are reproduced with full written permission:

“Great day, very informative. Excellent teacher.” – Donna Booton, Matron, Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust

“Powerful and excellent at delivering a subject that confuses people and is challenging.” – Patricia Oparah, Head of Safeguarding Children and Designated Nurse, NHS Luton CCG

“Great session – learnt new ways of thinking! Made finance interesting and fun!” – Sarah Smith, Matron, The Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust

“Very well presented, good mix of humour and serious to get the message through. Thank you! – Heather Ankle, Operational Manager, The Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust

“Found the course interesting and useful for my role, especially as I am now being asked to undertake business planning and writing cases. – Rebecca Day, Lead for Clinical Education, Papworth 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!

PDF File of the PowerPoint slides from the day.

Making the Business Case – Presentation PDF

Word documents created as pro-formas for your use:

Mission Statement Pro-Forma Word
STEEPLE Pro-Forma Word
SWOT – Pro-Forma Word

Other resources:

KPMG Business Planning Sourcebook PDF
KPMG Business Planning Sourcebook PowerPoint
NHS Capital Investment Manual – Business Case Guide PDF
Cabinet Office – Strategy Survival Guide PDF
Cabinet Office – Strategy Survival Guide – Summary PDF
Making the Business Case – Chartered Society of Physiotherapy PDF

The Green Book is HM Treasury guidance for Central Government, setting out a framework for the appraisal and evaluation of all policies, programmes and projects. It sets out the key stages in the development of a proposal from the articulation of the rationale for intervention and the setting of objectives, through to options appraisal and, eventually, implementation and evaluation. It describes how the economic, financial, social and environmental assessments of a proposal should be combined and aims to ensure consistency and transparency in the appraisal process throughout government.

The Green Book


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

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