“Really informative day with a brilliant presentation given by David.” – An Appreciation of NHS Finance – Sheffield

An Appreciation of NHS Finance

Many thanks to everyone who attended An Appreciation of NHS Finance in Sheffield 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 Sheffield The Source for a challenging day.


“The course provided today by David, ‘An Appreciation of NHS Finance’ has been very valuable to me and will give me the additional understanding to use and input in my role in procurement. A day well spent. Thanks David.”Josh Parker, The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust

“A day full of interesting facts about the NHS and I feel this will benefit me massively with my year’s placement. Thanks.”Dan Toulson

“Very interesting especially the Government spending areas, David is a nice guy too.” Michael J

“A brilliant insight into the Government and NHS Finance! Thanks!”Tom Mitchell, Mid Yorks Hospitals

“Very interesting and knowledgeable course. David is a very good speaker and keeps you engaged throughout the course. Would highly recommend to attend.” Joanne Hail, Mid Yorkshire NHS Trust

“Really interesting and informative. Would recommend to other non-finance colleagues.”Anne Hazelhurst

“Gives a good understanding of NHS Finance from funding to budget holders.” Mandy

“Fantastic conference, well programmed and delivered.”Felix Banda

“Really informative day with a brilliant presentation given by David.” Sarah Wadsworth

“The course was the right content and exceptionally presented.”Hamid Khan

“Very insightful, interesting workshop delivered in a positive and energetic manner.”C Waddle

“An excellently structured, engaging tour around NHS Finance. David’s energy and charisma kept me engaged throughout. Many thanks.”Dr Neil Lawrence, NHS Digital

“Very interesting course which was facilitated very well by David. Would highly recommend.”
Zoe Popplestone

“Really fantastic day, such a helpful and clear overview of NHS Finance and accessible even to those not in finance.”Joanna S

Very informative. Must-do for all NHS staff involved with finance.”
Katrina Platts, The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust

“Great session. Very informative and helped me gain a greater understanding of NHS Finance. David is enthusiastic and made the course enjoyable – cannot recommend it more.”Liam Patterson, Finance Assistant

“I thought it was going to be boring as finance is a dry subject in my opinion. David made it interesting and fun with his sense of humour and jovial presentation style.” Jo Driscoll, STU Procurement

“Really interesting content well delivered. Broadened my understanding of NHS Finance.”Karen Nuttall

“The trainer was extremely knowledgeable and ensured the content was both informative and entertaining.”Helen Stanley

“Very informative day. Put forward in an interesting and easy to understand manner. Thank you.”Ruth Morgan

“Interesting and informative day providing info about a range of topics within NHS finance!”Martha Fitzpatrick-Greening

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

2017-10-26 An Appreciation of NHS Finance PDF

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

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