Tools for transforming services in the NHS
Intermediate award - optional module
10 credits, total study time: 100 hours (12 weeks)
The NHS is faced with increasing demand and greater patient expectations, but this usually comes at a higher financial cost. However, the public sector cannot continue to spend more money than it has available without significant system-wide consequences. When having to ‘do more’ with no additional resources, managing the money that is available efficiently and effectively is vital.
This module focuses on understanding how planning helps NHS organisations to: establish an agreed way forward; set aims and objectives, develop a framework for day-to-day decisions; and be accountable for their performance. It also looks at ways to approach transformative change and how the case is made for change.
- Business planning and financial challenges
- Approaches to transformation – lean; NHS RightCare etc.
- Making the case for change - business cases and options appraisal
- Investment/ disinvestment decisions