NOA member organisations came together this week to prepare for business planning 20/21 by sharing their experiences of cost improvement programmes (CIP). The day included presentations from attendees highlighting CIP achievements, challenges and lessons learned as well as themed breakout focus groups. The workshop which was chaired by Hannah Witty, Director of Finance at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (RNOH) saw representation from seven NOA member Trusts.
Hannah Witty, Director of Finance at RNOH said, “This was NOA’s second CIP workshop to date, and it was definitely a worthwhile exercise which generated lots of meaningful discussion. RNOH came away from the day with some new ideas and it is great to see progress being made with NOA’s procurement data.”
Amanda Gaston, Assistant Director of Finance, Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (ROH) who attended and presented at the workshop said, “It’s great to have forums such as NOA’s CIP workshop to share experiences of cost improvement programmes with colleagues across different Trusts. From tracking CIP schemes to SLA review processes and procurement, we were all able to share and discuss the many aspects of CIP that affect our business planning and delivery of care.”
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