1-Day Course

Linked to KSF competencies: C1-L2, C2-L1, C4-L1, C5-L2, G2-L2, G3-L1, G4-L1, G5-L2, G6-L2

Most poor business cases fail to show the benefit or the cost or even to discuss the issues at a level the senior manager expects. This course enables you to identify and justify the right decisions using business cases. You will understand how to create business cases to explain why new developments are necessary and useful to the organisation and service users.

You should attend this course if you have to justify your business decisions with sound logic. It will also benefit anyone who helps prepare business cases.


Learning Outcomes

By the end of the event, the delegates will have explored:

  • a tried and tested methodology for writing business cases for the NHS
  • techniques and processes needed to build a solid, justifiable business case
  • the skills to interpret the data you collect
  • practice in putting everything together in a compelling and convincing manner


What the course will cover:


What makes a good business case?

  • What is a Business Case?
  • The importance of the business case and its key components
  • Developing a bank of business cases
  • Understanding options, benefits and risks in healthcare



  • Risks analysis
  • Options appraisals
  • Quality expectations
  • Making options, benefits and risks relevant to the healthcare environment


Aligning your ideas with local, strategic and national objectives

  • Review current NHS and local projects
  • Discuss aligning delegates project ideas to a national initiative (QIPP)


Evaluating business cases from within an NHS setting

  • Group discussion and evaluation of healthcare based business cases


Data analysis - practice at using various techniques to analyse your data to produce:

  • Return on investment reports
  • Cost benefit analyses
  • Management summary


Practice writing a business case


Learn how to sell your ideas

  • Key influencing techniques
  • How to use language and numbers effectively


All courses are delivered onsite by a training team with experience of working in over 50 NHS Trusts, and provide key professional development skills contextualised to fit an NHS environment.

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