“Who knew health economics and finance could be fun? :)” – Health Economics and Finance – 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 Health Economics and Finance 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):

“Made a difficult subject easier to understand.”

“Who knew health economics and finance could be fun? :)”

“Informative. Economics and finance made easy. Entertaining.”

“Very helpful. David gave good examples that made it simple to understand finance and economics. :) 10/10”

“Really useful – maths meets stand-up comedy. Nowhere near as dry as anticipated!! Thank you :)”

“Very informative and useful.”

“The practical exercises looking at budget lists was really helpful and will definitely come into use at budget clinics.”

“Stimulating. Fun.”


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 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

2020-03-04 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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