The Carter review suggested the NHS could save £5bn through smarter procurement practices, management of workforce, medicines and estates.

Through its engagement process, Nottingham University Hospital made £800,000 nurse led procurement savings within a year by engaging staff nurses to standardise the everyday consumables they used.

Leeds Teaching Hospital has also been investing in global location identification as part of its efficiency plans for better supply management. The trust aims to achieve full tracking of inventory and patient interventions throughout its hospital wards.

Case studies looking at these service transformations are available to download free using the text links above.

HSJ will be publishing a series of downloadable case studies as part of its Value in Healthcare Congress and Awards taking place on 24 May.