15. Developing a Business Case, Negotiating, Securing Funding

  1. Hugo de Waal MD, FRCPsych, FHEA6,
  2. Constantine Lyketsos MD, MHS7,
  3. David Ames BA, MD, FRCPsych, FRANZCP8 and
  4. John O'Brien BA, BM BCh, MA, FRCPsych, MD9
  1. Hugo de Waal1,
  2. John Beaumont2 and
  3. Claire Mitchell3

Published Online: 7 JUL 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118378663.ch15

Designing and Delivering Dementia Services

Designing and Delivering Dementia Services

How to Cite

de Waal, H., Beaumont, J. and Mitchell, C. (2013) Developing a Business Case, Negotiating, Securing Funding, in Designing and Delivering Dementia Services (eds H. de Waal, C. Lyketsos, D. Ames and J. O'Brien), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118378663.ch15

Editor Information

  1. 6

    Lead Consultant, Norfolk Dementia Care Academy, Norwich, UK

  2. 7

    Associate Postgraduate Dean, East of England Deanery, Cambridge, UK

  3. 8

    Elizabeth Plank Althouse Professor, Director of the Johns Hopkins Memory and Alzheimer's Treatment Center, Johns Hopkins Medicine, Maryland, USA

  4. 9

    Director, National Ageing Research Institute, University of Melbourne Professor of Ageing and Health, Victoria, Australia

Author Information

  1. 1

    Norfolk Dementia Care Academy, The Julian Hospital, UK

  2. 2

    Postgraduate School of Psychiatry, East of England Deanery, UK

  3. 3

    School of Management, University of Bath, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 7 JUL 2013

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781119953494

Online ISBN: 9781118378663



  • business case development;
  • business case management;
  • business case document;
  • project management


In this chapter the complexities of developing a credible business case are outlined, including the technical aspects of how to build a business case, how various stakeholders ought to be involved, the question of how to align scope, time and cost and titrate the business case to any restraints that may be present, how to manage the process and how to anticipate critique. It presents two case studies to illustrate the various points in a more practical fashion and highlights the importance of ensuring passion is merged productively with thoroughness and attention to detail.