This module will be delivered in the classroom but will utilise case study and practical application, ensuring that the learning is highly contextualised and real for participants.

Module 5 aims:

This module will introduce participants to the complexity of the NHS and its associated organisations (including social care, local authorities, voluntary and private sectors). It will cover key issues such as: how the NHS is structured, what needs to be understood by the commissioning/providing relationship and what the effect of the Five-Year Forward View on the new Government’s approach to health policy will be. It will provide a ‘technical’ foundation for module 6 (but is stand-alone), where leadership skills will be explored in the context of structural management factors.

Learning outcomes:

At the end of the module the learner will be expected to be able to:

  • Understand the complex structure of the NHS in the context of other public sector organisations.

  • Recognise and describe funding flows, and how these are limited within parliamentary spending reviews.

  • Review the complexity of service improvement and cost containment in the context of the annual budget-setting round.