Every Penny Counts - Our Sustainability Plan


shutterstock_527936113.jpgYou will all be aware of the pressures that the NHS is under with an aging population, increased demand for services and an increasing cost for providing those services. NHS trusts have to produce plans to not only control the money we spend but also think of new ways we can deliver safe and quality services at a lower cost. Our plan is called our Sustainability Programme.

What did we achieve last year?

In 2017/18 (the second year of our three year programme), thanks to the hard work of our staff across the Trust, we saved an impressive £17.44m against a plan of £17.4m.

What's the plan for 2018/19?

HSJ award winners.JPGAs we did last year, we are calling this year’s campaign ‘Every penny counts’. The clue is in the title – every penny we save makes a huge difference. The essence of the campaign is an unwavering focus on reducing waste and variation with schemes that not only reduce cost but that more importantly, improve the quality of care for our patients.

This year, we are aiming to deliver £14m of savings. Projects to deliver the majority of this have already been identified and are underway.

Trying to do something better for less or the same is always going to be a challenge, however, we have already shown that by working together, we can be smarter about how we allocate and manage our resources – whether it be people or money.

Keep up to date with our progress

We will be sharing monthly updates on how we are getting on with our programme and highlighting some of the schemes our teams are working on in more detail. These updates can be found below:


October 2018 update
September 2018 update
August 2018 update


March 2018 update
February 2018 update
January 2018 update
December 2017 update
November 2017 update
October 2017 update
September 2017 update
August 2017 update

Updated October 2018



What's happening at the Trust

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