Doctors asked to brush up on NHS finances to help drive efficiency

BMJ 2009; 339 doi: (Published 14 July 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b2842
  1. Oona Mashta
  1. 1London

    Hospital doctors must learn the basics of NHS finance to help increase efficiency and improve outcomes for patients, according to the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges and the Audit Commission.

    The organisations have published a joint practical manual that aims to help hospital doctors get to grips with the way finances work in the health service.

    The Guide to Finance for Hospital Doctors is mainly aimed at medical students and doctors in the early stages of their careers.

    Authors of the guide say that through greater involvement of clinicians in financial matters the NHS …

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