Board development programme: NHS finance for senior leaders, Bristol

Date: 23 June 2020

Time: 09:15

Venue: Bristol

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Course overview

All board members have responsibility for ensuring that safe, effective and sustainable services are delivered. This responsibility includes organisations being financially, as well as clinically, sustainable.

As a board member with joint and several liability, there is an expectation on directors to have an appropriate level of financial knowledge and understanding to be able to provide suitable oversight and challenge when necessary. However, a number of governance failures have occurred because the financial challenge at board and committee level has been insufficient to manage the risk.

Along with having a fit for purpose financial report, sufficient knowledge and understanding to review and challenge the financial report is a fundamental requirement of any board member. Delegation of responsibility to a finance committee is not an option as boards must retain overall responsibility for such matters, therefore all board members should be able to contribute to the debate in a knowledgeable and constructive manner.

This full day workshop provides an introduction to NHS finances to enable directors and senior managers to understand financial reporting and identify potential problem areas that will require further investigation. This will include what to look for and how to ‘join up the dots’ between monthly financial reports, the integrated performance report, and the annual accounts.

Who should attend?

Why attend?

Recent delegate comments: 

"Very enlightening – helpful pointers on where to look and how to spot potential issues"

"I really found this helpful as a non-financial NED – I will definitely be recommending this to my NED colleagues"

How to book

Programme costs per delegate (ex VAT) - Member: £245, Non Member: £295

You will need to provide a purchase order number at booking to confirm your place on this course. Card payments are also accepted.

Follow the booking link at the top of this page and create an account if you have not already done so.

In-house training

This course can also be delivered exclusively for your board with in-house training. This can be tailored to your needs ensuring consistency throughout your organisation.


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