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‘PLANNING & MANAGING RESOURCES’ REPORT ASSIGNMENT GUIDELINE FOR STUDENTS(Nov-Dec 2020 Block)11. TITLE PAGE: In the Arden Assessment cover page, under the Assessment Title, studentsshould indicate that this is a ReportNOTE: This assignment must be written in the third person and should display good-to-excellentability to write academically. In completing the assignment, students are advised to avoid usingthe first-person expression such as; ‘I’. This is because pronouns should be generally avoided inacademic writing i.e., avoid the use of “I, Me, We, Us”. Also pay attention to requirement to discusscertain terminologies related to PMR as well as general keywords useful in demonstrating at thislevel of study – e.g.; analysis, discussion, synthesis and application.2. TABLE OF CONTENTSStudents are expected to add a table of content showing what is covered and page numbers3. INTRODUCTION:This should explain what the assignment is about and mention the main concepts discussedwithin the body of the assignment. This part should use up not more than 5% of the totalword count. The introduction could include definitions of keywords/concepts relevant to theassignment as well as citations/references.4.BODY OF THE REPORT: Use the case study provided to attempt questions 1 & 2Question 1a: Discuss how you may utilise the concepts of resource planning to address thefunding crisis in PHE, for the best service users’ outcome.Note: To discuss question 1a effectively, students are advised to consider the following:• A continuous reference to the case-study and the environment in which health and socialcare settings operate in the UK. For instance, the demand for certain services, healthand/or social care policies, current climate, BREXIT, Covid-19, etc.a. First, Discuss the funding crisis in PHEb. Discuss the concepts of resource planning (a minimum of 3 concepts) which may include:(PESTEL & SWOT analysis, Budgeting, Costing) etc., and explain how these concepts couldbe used to address the funding crisis in PHE, in order to achieve the best service useroutcomes.c. Explore the importance of effective planning that takes into consideration: what you aretrying to do? how you are going to do it? and, what you will need in order to achieve it?And always relate to Public Health England (PHE) in your discussiond. Students could also discuss how the funding crisis in PHE could be avoided in the future,and funding systems made more efficient and effective. (Higher Mark)‘PLANNING & MANAGING RESOURCES’ REPORT ASSIGNMENT GUIDELINE FOR STUDENTS(Nov-Dec 2020 Block)2e. Student may clearly show planning skills while critically discussing at least 3 concepts ofresource management that will help to address the funding crisis in PHE. They should alsodemonstrate good budgeting skills by describing the budget process which include: reviewof previous performance, setting the goal, identify income, identify expenditure andapproval, for the best service users’ outcome-(Higher mark).Question 1b: Analyse at least three different sources of funding you may explore in other toeffectively deal with the funding crisis the PHE faces.Note: To discuss question 1b effectively, students are advised to consider the following:a. Resources are central to the management process: they are in limited supply but, are themeans to attain goals and meet demands of service users and other importantstakeholders.b. Examine various sources of funding (at least 3) for (PHE) e.g., Taxation, (Public), Private,the ‘Third Sector’ (Voluntary)- Charitable donations can come from members of thepublic, from national lotteries and from business sponsors, sales of assets and lease-back,the use of derivatives, and discuss how these sources may help to deal with the fundingcrisis in PHE and why?c. Identify the factors that may affect an organisation’s ability to raise or free-up funds andresources to effectively deal with the funding crisis in PHE e.g., current political climate,policies, etc.- give reasons for the choices identified.• This list above is not exhaustive, and students may wish to explore other ideas notmentioned above.d. Students may also critically analyse 3 sources of income, explaining what role they willplay to help to deal with the funding crisis in PHE, for the best service users’ outcome-(Higher mark)Question 2: Discuss the role of project management and how it could contribute to theeffective resource management process in relation to short-, medium- and long-term fundingrequirements in PHE.Note: To discuss question 2 effectively, students are advised to consider the following:e. Introduction to Project Management and discussion of the role of Project Managementin effective resources management in the short-, medium- or long-term funding‘PLANNING & MANAGING RESOURCES’ REPORT ASSIGNMENT GUIDELINE FOR STUDENTS(Nov-Dec 2020 Block)3requirements, including its impacts. Give example of a project you can undertake forPHE with ‘table’ of plan for budgeting/costingf. Discuss accountability and responsibility in relation to the appropriate use of resourcesduring the project. Students should show understanding of the relationship between themanagement of resources and the performance of PHE. They should also discussfinancial control and risk and factors that influence decision making in managingavailable resources.g. Explore broad performance measures/tools used by organisations; e.g appraisals, KeyPerformance Indicators (KPI’s), benchmarking to monitor performance.h. Discuss the impact effective resource management has in supporting performance inPHE e.g.; you could explore the relationship between effective resources managementand the performance of staff, the team and PHE in general.i. The impact of demand and supply, funding challenges, budgetary restrictions in thecurrent fiscal & political climate on the organisation’s expansion strategy.j. Explore potential risks & risk management strategies that will be useful in the processto effectively deal with the funding crisis in PHE e.g., financial risk etc.• This list above is not exhaustive, and students may wish to explore other ideas notmentioned above.k. In order to gain a higher mark, students should critically discuss the role of projectmanagement, and how it could be effective in the management of available resources inPHE in the short-, medium- and long-term funding requirements, including its impacts,considering the concepts of financial risk, accountability, financial control and risk andalso, factors that influence decision making in managing the available resourceseffectively- (Higher mark)Thank you and Good luck.James Atikporu Oghenovo (Lecturer/Assessor) 16/11/2020

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