Today was another great day running The Budget Holder’s Survival Guide – this time in Northampton – for a mixed group of NHS staff. It’s such a pleasure to work with people so eager to learn new skills. Thanks to everyone who made it such a great day.
Comments on the day
Comments from today’s event include (with permission gratefully received from each participant):
“David has made a very dry subject interesting and taken the mystery out of budgets. Thanks very much.”
“Made a mundane subject fun. Thoroughly enjoyed the whole day. Thank you. Would definitely recommend.”
“This session has changed my conversations with finance colleagues for the better!”
It’s always interesting to see how people’s confidence in interpreting financial reports can be transformed in just a day. I’ve spent two decades doing finance training within the NHS and have developed a Seven Step Method for interpreting financial reports using seven questions, making three calculations and taking no more than 15 minutes. It works every time.
It’s essential to have a Budgetary Control Policy within your organisation if you’re going to have clear standards of financial support and clear policies for financial practice. Examples of Budgetary Control Policies include:
I wish you luck in implementing your Action Plan. Do let me know how you get on. Many thanks to everyone who made the day so successful. Feel free to leave a review below in Leave A Reply. Thank you.