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The aim of the unit is to enable the health and social care manager to develop understanding of how to control their expenditure against fixed budgets.
This unit will equip the health and social care manager with the knowledge and understanding needed to monitor costs, make predictions, evaluate the process of effective control of resource allocation, including shortfalls, and make recommendations for expenditure. Most importantly, it will emphasise the key factors of both efficiency and effectiveness. Health and social care managers need to understand the role of planning in the management of financial budgets and the importance of monitoring and managing expenditure. This unit is most appropriate for those who hold responsibilities for managing budgets in a health or social care workplace or who have access to financial information and processes within an organisation. The unit is designed to develop knowledge, skills and understanding in the key areas and covers how systems and processes for managing financial resources influence a specific service for individuals.