Financial Management is an area that many nurses now need to know about. However, it can be difficult to explore. The first edition aimed to introduce nurses to techniques, which they would come across in their training and in their careers, in a clear, concise and logical way. This second edition has been updated to include the latest health care reforms, and offers the most relevant content in the context of the new Primary Care Trusts, and Foundation Hospitals. It includes exercises and activities, and an enhanced glossary with new topical words and phrases.
Geoffrey Woodhall is a chartered accountant, a member of CIPFA (The Chartered Institute of Public finance and Accountancy), and taught in the University of Central Lancashire for 22 years, mainly to professional managers and degree students. Matthew Cripps is Deputy Director of Finance at Central Manchester Primary Care Trust, and previous to this he was the director of Finance at Chingford, Wanstead and Woodford NHS Primary Care Trust in Essex. He is also a member of CIPFA. Alan Stuttard is Finance Director at the Lancashire Teaching Hospital NHS Trust, and is a member of CIPFA.