“I found this an excellent day – it was interesting, relevant and interactive. David is an engaging and passionate advocate for his profession and for the NHS and the patients that we serve.” – NHS Finance in a Nutshell
It was a pleasure to present NHS Finance in a Nutshell for a large group of motivated and engaged psychiatrists 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.
Here are some of the evaluation comments from the day (with kind permission from the participants):
“I found this an excellent day – it was interesting, relevant and interactive. David is an engaging and passionate advocate for his profession and for the NHS and the patients that we serve.” – Debbie Stephenson
“David was an excellent speaker. I enjoyed his training a lot more than I expected as he made the topic of NHS finance and health economics easily digestible. Explained complex ideas in an easy, humorous manner.” – Dr Akram
“An informative, entertaining and provocative training course to better engage with managers to protect, expand and deliver vital services in the NHS in the years ahead.” – Dr Anthony Ang
“Very interesting instructive and enjoyable way to learn about health economics and NHS finances. We were all kept engaged and entertained by David Bailey (no relation to photographer).”
Links and Materials
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 – a link to the Budget
Budget 2018: documents – the Budget in full
Spring Statement 2019 – the Chancellor’s Spring Statement
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
2019-07-17 NHS Finance in a Nutshell PPT Presentation
Many thanks to all who attended. Feel free to Leave a Reply with your review of the day.
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