Efficiency and Sustainability

Whilst the NHS has agreed a long-term financial settlement, the focus during the next 10 years on delivering sustainability and transformation plans means that making efficiency savings will continue to be a key priority for health and care organisations.

Some organisations have taken drastic measures to balance in-year savings. This can have an adverse impact on quality and consequently costs creep back. As with weight control, this sort of crash diet may shed the pounds quickly, but the results are usually short-lived.

Other organisations have successfully delivered efficiencies thus far but are now struggling to know where and how they will find further savings in the coming years.

To address these challenges, organisations are increasingly seeking longer-term transformational approaches, endorsed in the NHS Long Term Plan by forging partnerships to look at the whole system optimisation as Integrated Care Services for the local population.

This new perspective (akin to a lifestyle change) can deliver efficiency savings, which address how the whole system functions more effectively rather than how money is spent, ultimately enabling more sustainable transformation.

Our solution

Our experienced professionals can offer support across a range of areas, bringing new ideas and evidence-based opportunities; identifying opportunities to instil a culture of improving efficiency and most importantly, providing practical ‘hands on’ support to ensure efficiencies are effectively delivered.

Situation Assessment

Understanding the current position within the organisation/system, reviewing all existing material and work as well as assessing internal capabilities to deliver change.

Opportunity Generation

Gathering a range of new ideas (tactical and strategic) from internal and external sources, quantified and populated in an opportunity database.


Assessing and agreeing ideas to take forward with rationale, detailing underlying assumptions made and supported by mini PIDs (Project Initiation Documentation).

Planning and Delivery

Working with and/or providing additional PMO capacity and supporting tools to embed and accelerate pace of delivery.

Systems and Processes

Reviewing, and if necessary, enhancing existing arrangements around the planning, delivery and tracking of efficiencies within the organisation/system.


Quality efficiencies

Delivery of changes that improve patient experience and outcomes as well as realising financial savings.

Win-win for the system

Working transparently across all partner organisations (commissioner and provider) to develop a shared system financial sustainability plan.

Delivery assurance

Critical appraisal of the robustness of existing plans and processes, assessing and addressing any gaps.

New opportunities

Bringing fresh ideas from other health and care systems as well as other industries.

Engaged workforce

Adopting a quality improvement approach, recognising that purely focusing on finances not only drives the wrong behaviours but also disengages the workforce.

Internal capability

Providing a knowledge transfer of skills to your staff, boosting internal capability to continually deliver sustained improvements.

Why Partner with us?

We add value through the development and implementation of high-quality, cost effective corporate services, providing a level of innovation and efficiency which would be impossible for an organisation to deliver in isolation.

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