Producing the business case is a vital part of the governance behind spending taxpayers’ money, but it doesn’t come naturally if it isn’t a regular part of the day job. Top of the list of nuggets taken away by public sector attendees was getting the Executive Summary right: make it punchy, concise, factual, and prioritise the key benefits. As panellist Emma James (Assistant Director of Finance for Supply Chain at Nottingham University Hospitals Trust) said, ‘It’s human nature to make your mind up after reading the Executive Summary, without necessarily reading the full business case’.
Joining Emma on the panel were Hayley Grafton (Chief Nursing Information Officer at the Royal Marsden NHS Trust) and Suraya Quadir (Lead Pharmacist for Governance, and Medicines Safety Officer at the Royal Marsden). They provided their valuable insights to Chair of the discussion, Jonathan Hazan, Chair of the charity Patient Safety Learning, and answered attendees’ questions throughout the session.
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