“I came away with a whole new understanding of the world of health economics (and had a great laugh too!)” – Finance and Health Economics – Prestwich

Finance and Health Economics

I’ve worked with Children and Young People’s Improving Access to Psychological Therapies for many years, delivering the business elements of leadership programmes across the country. It was a pleasure to present Finance and Health Economics for CYP IAPT in Prestwich today. 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.

Evaluation Comments

Here are some of the evaluation comments from the day (with kind permission from the participants):

“Today’s session has been lively, engaging and invaluable to my future as a service lead intent on effecting change. Thank you!”

“I came away with a whole new understanding of the world of health economics (and had a great laugh too!)”

“David has made NHS finance interesting and relatable.”

“I was worried I would be confused or overwhelmed but I found the session engaging and easy to understand which made learning much easier.”

“Today’s session was very informative and interactive. I learnt so much on structures within organisations and how they impact finances and economics, as well as the differences between the two. Lively session.”


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 Autumn Budget 2018
Budget 2018: documents – the Budget in full

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

2018-12-13 Finance and Health Economics PDF

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

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