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Improving NHS efficiency – a different approach is needed

 

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Improving NHS efficiency – a different approach is needed

A report by NHS Providers says trusts recognise their responsibility to maximise efficiency but a different approach will now be needed.

The report says the current method of driving efficiency in the health service – setting an over-ambitious target and reducing the real terms prices trusts are paid for the care they provide in the hope they will find further savings – is no longer sustainable.