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.
Here are some of the evaluation comments from the day (with kind permission from the participants):
“An inspiring and educational journey through NHS funding / economy dynamics!” – Dr Carlos Maltez, Associate Medical Director for Clinical Effectiveness, North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust
“Insightful and knowledgeable – I left thinking differently.” – Dr Simon Dowson, Director of Medical Education, Consultant Paediatrician, RCPCH Tutor, Mid-Cheshire Hospitals Foundation Trust
“Surprisingly entertaining, and very thought provoking.” – Gordon Varley, Consultant, Ramsay Healthcare UK
“Entertaining and insightful presentation into NHS finances.” – Dr Nikki Stevenson, Consultant Respiratory Physician & Clinical Service Lead for Respiratory Medicine, Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
“An excellent exploration of the economics underpinning healthcare.” – Séamus Ó Ceallaigh, Consultant Psychiatrist Director of Psychiatric Intensive Care, Deputy Medical Director, Saint Patrick’s Mental Health Services
“Entertaining, engaging, informative, thought-provoking, educational, responsive and very funny.” – Dr Ed Pickles, Medical Director, Queen Victoria Hospital NHS FT
“Gave us a great insight into the complicated world of NHS finance, delivered with great humour and empathy.” – Dr Michael Gillies, Associate Medical Director – Diagnostics, Theatres, Anaesthesia and Critical Care / Consultant and Honorary Clinical Reader in Critical Care, NHS Lothian
“Very entertaining, engaging and informative afternoon session. Many thanks.” – Kevin Harris, Consultant Surgeon and Clinical Director, Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
“This should be compulsory for every senior NHS employee!” – Andrea Sott, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Clinical Director – Department of Trauma & Orthopaedics, Epsom & St Helier University Hospital NHS Trust
“I never thought an accountant could be such a laugh and so informative.” – Dr Beverly Oates, Consultant Physician & Gastroenterologist / National Clinical Lead for Gastroenterology on GIRFT programme / Clinical Service Lead for Gastroenterology & Endoscopy, Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
“Very enjoyable and made complex matters comprehensible.” – Dr Sarah Oke, Medical Director Mental Health, Somerset Partnership NHS Trust
“The most entertaining understandable finance presentation I have been privileged to hear. All clinical leaders should have the opportunity.” – Dr Elizabeth Aitken, Medical Director / Consultant Physician General and Elderly Medicine, Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust
“Financial enlightenment – a must have for the new or aspiring medical leader.” – Dr Sheena Khanduri, Medical Director, Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Foundation Trust
“Thank you – the 1st time finance has been entertaining.” – Saran Evans, Associate Director of Nursing, Barts Health NHS Trust
The Treasury YouTube channel contains short but fascinating excerpts from speeches, notable figures and research into taxpayer knowledge.
The King’s Fund
How the NHS is structured: https://www.kingsfund.org.uk/audio-video/how-new-nhs-structured
OECD Health Spending Report
OECD Health Statistics – OECD Focus on Health Spending
Office for National Statistics
How does UK healthcare spending compare internationally?
The NHS in Wales is funded differently than the NHS in England Here’s how: NHS Wales Budget
Many thanks to all who attended. Feel free to Leave a Reply with your review of the day.