John is a Certified Practising Accountant with over 20 years experience in the hospital and health service environment. Whilst in senior and executive finance roles he worked with clinicians who were passionate and exceptionally skilled practitioners but floundered when trying to understand the intricacies of budgets and management. There was definitely an untapped niche for a course solely for health sector cost centre managers. Unable to source a training program he developed a tailor-made program in partnership with Elizabeth Wilmot after extensive consultation with clinicians about what they need to know to perform their jobs.
Finding he was experiencing similar frustrations as clinicians watched their budgets being cut and external consultants recommending reducing staff and removing benefits staff valued, just lead to a reduction in morale. “Essential Business skills for Health Professionals” was developed to rethink how financial improvement can be delivered.
John’s motto is a training course has to be “entertaining AND informative” and this program shows clinicians where financial improvements (not cuts) can be made that improve both the health care experience for patients and staff morale and motivation.