A business critical briefing from HSJ’s Achieving Savings and Efficiencies in the NHS conference

Key themes

  • Working in partnership to maximise resources
  • Improving productivity
  • Contract management and procurement
  • Benchmarking performance
  • Engaging clinicians and finance teams

Action points

  • Define the strategy of partnerships and be clear on the outcomes expected.
  • Learn from the social movement literature to help drive change.
  • Identify KPIs that are essential to delivering value and are few and simple to manage.
  • Identify the few risks that matter and effectively manage them.
  • Understand and take out variations in performance.
  • Engage clinicians and understand their values.

Derek Miller is associate director of commissioning, Southwest London Acute Commissioning Unit.


Achieving Savings and Efficiencies in the NHS