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Make the Cut- Business Challenge

On Wednesday a team of Year 12s were put in charge of the fictional Saltwell and West Rummidge NHS Trust at the annual CIPFA Business Management Games, held at the University of Lincoln. 

On Wednesday a team of Year 12s were put in charge of the fictional Saltwell and West Rummidge NHS Trust at the annual CIPFA Business Management Games, held at the University of Lincoln.  The day was split into two tasks, each with a reporting stage upon which the team would be judged against the other competing teams, two each from othe Lincolnshire schools.

 

In the morning the team had to make £19m worth of cuts across a range of departments, making difficult decisions and working as a team along the way. Ably led by their CEO, Rhiannon Griffiths, the team of Edward Newnham, Emily Hole, Leanne Yau, Connor Facey, Gemma Anthony and Ellie Chatterton discussed, argued and debated their way through two hours of tough negotiations to meet the  criteria.  They had interruptions from the local MP and the Quality Care Commission who put various restrictions on the cuts to be made.  The deadline of 12.00pm was met for their initial report to be submitted.

 

After lunch and a tour of the University campus, it was back to the millstone in the afternoon to make another £5m worth of tough decisions. Eventually, with the help of Public Finance expert Sue Tongue, who was the team’s mentor for the day, the team were ready for the final presentation – which ended in victory. Another great accomplishment by our students and the team deserve congratulating for the achievement.