Heatherwood and Wexham Park NHS Foundation Trust is rewriting its cost improvement plan after reforecasting its finances for 2011-12.
The trust’s December board papers say an “updated savings schedule” has been drawn up, although details are not given.
However, it says: “In summary, some projects are continuing to deliver against plan in terms of both milestones and savings achieved. As part of the reforecasting exercise other project savings have been put back to 2012/13.
“The medicines project has been highlighted as potentially being able to realise more savings based on the large drug expenditure and detailed plans are being put in place to achieve this.”
The papers also reveal that the trust intends to make changes to “the structure of the programme and the deployment of our project management resources”.
A project manager will be made available to the chief information officer and the chief executive, “reflecting the anticipated sources of transformational opportunities in 2012/13”. However, “this will involve a rationalisation elsewhere to avoid an overall increase in resources and therefore cost”.