NOA cost improvement programmes workshop highlights member experiences of delivering CIPs during a pandemic

The NOA hosted its third cost improvement programmes (CIPs) workshop this week. Chaired by Amanda Gaston, Deputy Finance Director at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (ROH), the engaging virtual session gave colleagues across the country a chance to reflect on delivering CIPs during a pandemic and discuss how to move forward with planning for next year.

The day kicked off with an introduction from NOA Deputy Director, Ann Hoey. Amanda Gaston then provided the opening NOA member presentation, ‘Delivering CIPs during a pandemic’  

This was followed by presentations from colleagues at NOA members including the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS foundation Trust, The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and North Bristol NHS Trust which all looked at what their trust achieved, what challenges it faced and what lessons were learned from CIPs during the COVID-19 pandemic. Each presenter was then assigned a breakout room where attendees joined them to ask further questions before regrouping for discussion.

Amanda Gaston said, “It was a privilege to be chairing NOA’s latest CIPs workshop. Fantastic presentations from NOA members showed how much work has still been delivered despite this year’s difficulties. There was lots of great discussion and I look forward to the next CIPs workshop.”

This is the NOA’s third CIPs workshop with two held in 2019. You can  see a snapshot of our CIPs work to date here. If you are a NOA member, you can view presentations and actions from the session in the members’ area of the website here