“David makes it exciting and engaging. Really inspired to go and make good cases for improving services in my area.” – Finance and Health Economics – Reading

Finance and Health Economics

Many thanks to all the Children and Young People’s Improving Access to Psychological Therapies participants who attended the Finance and Health Economics event in Reading today. It was a pleasure to have your company.

Evaluation Comments

Comments received from participants included (all with written permission to be reproduced):

“Excellent training. My heart sank when I saw the topic; expecting it to be a dry day, but David makes it exciting and engaging. Really inspired to go and make good cases for improving services in my area.” – Anwen Goodwin, Clinical Lead for Looked After Children, Northamptonshire NHS Trust

“Presenter very strong and engaging. Funny and memorable with really good examples.” – Gemma Amitabile, Clinical Team Leader, Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust

“Thought this would be dry and difficult – not going to lie. But I loved it. Learnt so much. I want to go away and read / learn as much as I can now. Very inspiring, thank you!” – Sophie Black, Acting Clinical Team Manager, Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust

“Really great presentation style. Enjoyable day. Will take back ideas to service. Thank you.” – Lisa Walton, Clinical Lead, Forward Thinking Birmingham

“A humorous approach which truly illuminated a complex and important topic.” – Nick White, Clinical Psychologist, Sussex Partnership Foundation NHS Trust

“Presenter made a tricky concept very digestible.” – Terrie Callis, Specialist Therapy Practitioner and Team Lead

“Keep providing good quality information with your unique use of humour.” – Richard Lindsley, Named Nurse for Looked After Children


Here are the resources from the day:
Presentation: 2016-11-15 Finance and Health Economics CYP IAPT PDF

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 2016
OECD Health Statistics – Health Statistics 2016

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

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

Here’s a fabulous short video to explain the structural changes within the NHS:


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

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