More fantastic reviews of our Financial Mangement coure
Huge thanks to the public health trainees who made it so rewarding and satisfying in delivering another one day (split over 2 days) financial management course to a group of enthusiastic and passionate public health trainees from the London, Kent, Surrey and Sussex faculty as part of their formal training in my associate consultant role with PHAST (Public Health Action Support Team) CIC. The group were engaging and enquiring with a real appetite to make a difference in their work and some great discussions. These individuals will hopefully become senior public health consultants and even Directors of Public Health of the future potentially managing budgets of tens of millions of pounds to drive improvements in population health and health outcomes and reducing the unacceptable health and social inequalities in our communities and across our towns and conurbations. The course provides an overview of public finances and transformation agendas, covers all key aspects of effective financial management with a number of breakout sessions and exercises and an overview of corporate governance, risk management and assurance mechanisms.
I draw on my personal insights from a career working in and across local government, health, civil service, social care, housing, education, charities, social enterprises and spin-outs.
I also share my thoughts to the real opportunities for collaborative and innovative working across sectors to drive better outcomes and reduce unnecessary and expensive flows into our services. We must make this a reality as we move to Integrated Care Systems. This will demand new ways of working and new models of system leadership and behaviours and move away from sector and organisational silos of the past.
And to top off my enjoyment of delivering the course the feedback was fantastic.
If any other public health faculties are interested please contact PHAST in the first instance. Delivering same course for the East England in early February.