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Wessex LMCs Practice Manager Programme for Hampshire & IOW – “Finance”

5 July 2018 @ 9:15 am - 4:00 pm


Mr Kevin Chard

Mr Matt Perkins

Wessex LMCs Practice Manager Programme for Hampshire & IOW

(extra training day added due to demand)

An interactive, practical programme for Practice Managers. Learn & apply theory and knowledge to your own practice in a dynamic and supportive environment

This unique programme has been developed following the results of 136 Practice Manager Appraisals that were carried out all around the country in Spring 2017.

Using funds from the GPFV that have been assigned for practice managers, Wessex LMCs have worked with NHSE & HEE Wessex CEPN to produce this programme which has been designed by the people who it is aimed at – practice managers.

This programme is for all managers who want to know there is evidence and background for the learning they are receiving – and that will be for half the session. The rest of the session is all about practical application and looking at case studies where some simple changes have had great effect in practices all over the country. These are to take back to your practice and try.

It is anticipated that the delegates will already be experienced in their practice and have worked as a practice/business manager there for at least 12 months. Some pre-learning is assumed, and if the delegate does not already have the background knowledge, podcasts/websites and papers will be recommended to be viewed before the event.

This programme is to suit the delegate and to provide them with as much resource as possible to use back in the practice. Wessex LMCs has recruited 10 Practice Manager Supporters who will have spent time looking for useful case studies and examples for each of the training days to enable the application of the knowledge learned at the event to be easy to apply. As all PMs know, there is so much out there to look at – but no time to do this!

Following the training day, all delegates will have access to the PM Supporters who can mentor and support them through any challenges that they might face in applying their new knowledge to their practice.

We want this course to give you confidence, education and resources to make a positive change in your practice and we want to support you in all that you do.

Each training day will run twice – once in Hampshire and once in Dorset.

Each day costs £85 per delegate (and NHSE are adding £126 to this to meet the total cost)

Please choose to attend as many or as few as you like, and you are welcome to mix up attending in Dorset and Hampshire if you want to – it is a ‘pick and mix’ approach!

We want these courses to give you confidence, education and resources to make a positive change in your practice and we want to support you in all that you do.

Supporting the Practice


This programme is designed for Practice Managers who need extra help and ideas on how to improve financial management within their practice.  The structure of the NHS increases in complexity, and that means it is more important to manage both income streams and costs effectively – including budget setting, managing finances through the year andanalysing variance.  This course will look at all these issues and provide practical tools to assist Practice Managers.

The outline programme is as follows:

Content Outcome
Budget Setting Understanding what is involved and how best to achieve this.

Example budget spreadsheet.

Monitoring budgets Practical guidance on phasing and monitoring the budget.

Example budgeting spreadsheets.

Variance Understand variance and how it is used in budget monitoring.
Influencing Income Appreciating sources of income and practical tips on how to manage these.

Example sources of income spreadsheet.

Cost benefit analysis Understanding this tool and how it can be used to evaluate new projects, both financially and non-financially.
Controlling costs Practical guidance and discussion on both managing costs and delivering cost savings.



Location details

Wessex LMCs
Churchill House, 122-124 Hursley Road, Chandlers Ford, Eastleigh, SO53 1JG

Is the training accessible to wheelchairs?Yes


Main contact

Name: Louise Greenwood

Email: louise.greenwood@wessexlmcs.org.uk

Phone: 023 8025 3874

If you have any communication or mobility needs that the event organisers need to be aware of please contact them  in advance of the course to let them know.


5 July 2018
9:15 am - 4:00 pm
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