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):
“Absolutely fantastic presentation from David. He made finance and economics more understandable and even fun!”
“Made a dry subject entertaining / interactive and informative.”
“Thank you for a really informative and entertaining session – I feel more able and willing to find out more and work better with finance.”
“Great explanation of finance and economics. Clearest explanation I’ve ever heard. Very entertaining.”
“Good insight into NHS finance and far more entertaining than I believed was possible.”
“Insightful. Enjoyed the session and would wholeheartedly recommend.”
“Brilliantly engaging! Who knew NHS Finance could be fun? Really clever and straightforward explanations of previously elusive financial and economic jargon. Thanks!”
“Informative. Interactive. Engaging. Really enjoyed the session. Changed my mindset with regards to finance in the NHS.”
“Informative and entertaining speaker, giving a good insight into the perspective of the NHS finance director.”
“Comprehensive, easy to understand and very interactive. Highly recommended.”
“Engaging, informative and accessible. Brilliant.”
“As a complete money, numbers and budget ‘phobic’, David has an amazing ability to not only make finance and accounting accessible but also remarkably funny! I think I actually understand something and can at least get a sense of the bigger picture. Thank you.”
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
2019-10-03 Clinical Directors’ Programme PPT Presentation
Many thanks to all who attended. Feel free to Leave a Reply with your review of the day.