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Delivering sustainable cost improvement programmes

The Audit Commission and Monitor have jointly published a guide called Delivering Sustainable Cost Improvement Programmes aimed at acute, ambulance, mental health and specialist NHS trusts and foundation trusts. It summarises how successful organisations approach the delivery of cost improvement programmes.

NHS organisations have successfully delivered cost improvement programmes for a number of years, but the challenge is getting tougher. The NHS needs to save up to £20 billion by 2015 – which is an average of 5 per cent per year – the biggest efficiency challenge the NHS has ever faced. To succeed NHS organisations will need to radically transform services. More ….