Bitesize course / Board-level decision-making

Examine the role of a board of directors in an NHS organisation and understand its accountability

10 hours Advanced
10 CPD hours Free to NHS

This course is FREE to NHS staff. In partnership with NHS England, the HFMA are providing this course free of charge to all NHS staff. To see the options to access this course for free, please click here. If you are not a member of NHS staff and wish to purchase this course, please click the 'purchase' button in this banner.

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This course examines the role of a board of directors in an NHS organisation and its accountability for using scarce resources to deliver best value. On completion, you will be able to critically analyse the key decision-making process in relation to the allocation of scarce resources for competing demands and the ways that NHS boards balance competing priorities. You will also be able to demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the ways that NHS boards are held publicly accountable for the holistic performance of their organisation.

This course is suited to those who are managing a budget, clinical staff, operational staff, finance staff and primary care staff.


  • How can boards improve value
  • Making decisions about value
  • Board effectiveness
  • Summing up
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