“One of the best training events I’ve ever attended in terms of both content and delivery. Managed to make a dry subject extremely entertaining!” – An Appreciation of NHS Finance – Pontefract

An Appreciation of NHS Finance

Many thanks to everyone who attended An Appreciation of NHS Finance in Pontefract today. An Appreciation of NHS Finance is a one day conference I have been running for several years every few months with the aim of bringing together finance staff, managers and clinicians to share some of the important areas of NHS Finance. With the recent large changes in the NHS it was a pleasure to welcome 40 staff to Pontefract Racecourse for a challenging day.


“What a brilliant guy!”Yusuf Saleem, Assistant Finance Manager, Mid Yorkshire NHS Hospitals Trust

“Very engaging presentation and useful slides and handouts.”Jake Horowitz, Finance Assistant, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

“One of the best training events I’ve ever attended in terms of both content and delivery. Managed to make a dry subject extremely entertaining!”Caroline Brash, Customer Relationship Manager, North of England CPC

“Fabulous presenter – made a dull subject very interesting. Time flew by!”Andrea Smith, Director of Procurement, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

“Excellent presenter. Perfectly paced and really brought a very dry topic to life. Most engaging and impressive, thank you.”
Michelle Walker, Procurement Specialist, North of England CPC

“David was a breath of fresh air. Continued to check understanding. Excellent presentation style. Best FSD course to date, David largely responsible for this.”
Julie Bennett, Head of Contracting, Yorkshire Ambulance Service

“Excellent presentation and well presented that explained complex topics in an understandable manner.”
Simon Farr, Senior Procurement Manager, Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

“It’s quite difficult to speak about finance and have fun but this was the case today! I enjoyed the presentation!”
Eleni Dimou, Finance Officer, Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust

“Presenter engaging and made the whole session entertaining and interesting. Thank you.”
Liam Sockett, Information Officer, Rotherham, Doncaster and South Humber NHS Trust

“David was a great presenter – very humorous on what can be a dry topic!”
Rhianedd Hurley, Radiology Business Manager, Mid Yorkshire NHS Trust

“Excellent speaker, well delivered.” Katie Whiteley, Group Accountant

“The speaker, David, is excellent. Very interesting and compelling personality. Well delivered and excellent content.”
Wendy Wilkinson, Business Advisor – Health and Wellbeing

“Fabulous delivery by David, very enjoyable. Easy to follow slides, well explained.”
Willy Metcalfe, Specialist Procurement Officer, York Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Resources from the Day

Here are the resources from the day:

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 Spring Budget 2017

Budget 2017 – a link to the Budget
Budget 2017: documents – the Budget in full

Office for National Statistics
How does UK healthcare spending compare internationally?

OECD Health Spending Report
OECD Health Statistics – OECD Focus on Health Spending

2017-06-16 An Appreciation of NHS Finance – Presentation

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