At a time of increasing government austerity, it is vital that managers and leaders within health and social care organisations have a critical understanding of good planning and budgeting skills. This handbook will guide managers through the complex area of the planning process and includes sections on organisational aspects of planning, completing evaluation forms and analysis and strategic goal-setting. The Author then looks at effective budgeting skills including year-end forecasting, profiling and efficiency.
Richard Field is a qualified accountant, executive coach and a visiting fellow at Bournemouth University. Richard has worked for the Office for Public Management on a number of highly successful leadership programmes and for Bournemouth University he teaches strategic management and commissioning. Currently Richard is a freelance development specialist working with individual leaders, leadership teams, Clinical Commissioning Groups and Health and Wellbeing Boards.
Planning: An Introduction The Planning Process Using Planning Techniques Budgeting and Financial Management The Budget Manager Role Budget Management: Preparation Budgetary Control Managing Budgets in a Recession