Planning and Budgeting Skills for Health and Social Work Managers
Planning and Budgeting Skills for Health and Social Work Managers

Planning and Budgeting Skills for Health and Social Work Managers

by Richard Field

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781446256725
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 07/06/2012
Series: Post-Qualifying Social Work Leadership and Management Handbooks
Pages: 104
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

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.

Table of Contents

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

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