Making an Economic Case to the NHS Training Day, University of York

The Five Year Forward View in 2014 set out the challenges facing the NHS in England in the coming years, namely ensuring the ongoing delivery of high quality care for patients in the face of constrained funding and ever increasing demand. The same challenges exist in the rest of the UK and health care commissioners and providers are working out how to address these issues at national and local levels.

The NHS needs to redesign the way in which services are provided and initiatives such as the New Models of Care Vanguard programme and Sustainability and Transformation Plans are in place to help with this. Many new service redesign initiatives are being piloted and rolled out across the UK. In making a case for service redesign, it is crucial that NHS providers and commissioners understand the economic impact of the changes that are proposed.

This one-day course is aimed at NHS commissioners and providers and private sector organisations who need to understand how to make an economic case for change to the NHS. The training day aims to provide an understanding of the NHS economic context along with an introduction to health economics. The course will explore the use and development of economic models, including return on investment and how the results can be used in business cases. It will also provide practical experience in developing and critiquing business cases.

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Course Details

Date: 14 May 2019.
Courses also run on-demand for large groups

Early bird price: £200+(£40 VAT).
Registration fee includes tea and coffee, lunch and course documentation.
The training day presenter will be Nick Hex, Associate Director at York Health Economics Consortium. He leads YHEC’s programme of work in the NHS and the public sector, providing economic evaluation and quantitative and qualitative analysis for local and national organisations. Nick’s reviews examine efficiency and productivity and use techniques such as return on investment and cost benefit analysis to provide decision-making information. He has also worked at Audit Scotland and the Audit Commission.
This course will be held at the University of York, Heslington, York YO10 5DD or Heslington East Campus, YO19 5LA.

To book a place on this course, please use the course booking form. For more details on this course please email or telephone +44 (0)1904 323204.

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Making an Economic case to the NHS topics discussed:

      • NHS context and environment;
      • Introduction to health economics;
      • Understanding return on investment;
      • Practicalities of business cases and sourcing evidence;
      • Healthcare data resources;
      • Practical session: business case preparation.
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By the end of the training day, participants will have:

          • An understanding of the NHS context;
          • A basic knowledge of health economics;
          • An understanding of how return on investment can be forecast and the results built into business cases;
          • An understanding of how to build and communicate a good business case;
          • Practiced making an economic case to the NHS.

Who should attend?

          • NHS commissioners and providers;
          • Private and third sector organisations;
          • Others who need to understand how to make an economic case for change.

YHEC Training Expertise

YHEC offers a range of training courses in health economics topics including economic modelling, evidence retrieval and information skills

Our regular training programme offers courses in York in well-equipped rooms and computer classrooms.  All of our courses have limited delegate places available to ensure that sessions permit discussion and interaction within the group. We can also offer these courses and bespoke courses at your own site.


Other Health Economics Training at York

YHEC courses are generally introductory. Five-day expert workshops, distance learning and MSc courses in health economics are offered by health economists at the Centre for Health Economics and the Department of Economics and Related Studies at the University of York.

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