Bitesize course / Health economics (UK)

Gain an introduction to health economics and its uses within the NHS

3 hours Foundation
3 CPD hours

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This course introduces health economics and its uses within the NHS. Although you may not be directly involved in health economics-based decision-making, it is helpful to understand how the discipline relates to the planning of health services.

This course is suitable for staff who are budget holders, operational staff, clinical staff, governors/ board members and finance staff.


  • The health economy
  • Health equalities and resource allocation
  • Measuring healthcare and the quality of life
  • Economic decision-making
  • Evidence based medicine

What's included?

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Access to your course online for 12 months

3 hours of accredited CPD

Certificate of completion

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How do I achieve a Foundation award in healthcare finance?

This course can count towards the Foundation award in healthcare finance. To achieve the award you will need to complete five bitesize short courses, including the compulsory short course ‘NHS finance’. The Foundation award can be purchased for just £165+VAT.

On completion of the Foundation award in healthcare finance you will gain:

- The Foundation award in healthcare finance certificate
- 15 hours accredited CPD

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