Trusts working hard to deliver savings but support will be needed to realise greater efficiency

22 October 2018

 

The head of policy at NHS Providers, Amber Jabbal, said:

"This data demonstrates how hard trusts are working to deliver savings wherever possible and the impressive progress already made. The money saved on everyday items used by the NHS represents real savings which can be reinvested back into patient care.

"Trusts know that there are more savings which can be made through contracts and everyday products, but these one-off savings are likely to make up a small proportion of the £3.6bn expected of the sector this year.

"Trusts believe better system working, integrating services and addressing workforce challenges offer the greatest long-term opportunities to deliver greater efficiency."

Amber Jabbal    Head of Policy

"Our recent report – Making the most of the money: Efficiency and the long-term plan found that trusts believe better system working, integrating services and addressing workforce challenges offer the greatest long-term opportunities to deliver greater efficiency - and we must be realistic about the time, investment and support the system needs to realise these savings."

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