Improving quality & cost effectiveness - buy one, get one free for QIPP?
Improving quality and cost effectiveness is something we all know a good deal about. Whether you’re a commissioner or a provider, making substantial gains in either the quality of your service or reducing costs and providing better value for money can only be achieved via a never-ending attention to detail. Looking at every aspect of the service in conjunction with staff is crucial. Engaging your board is crucial. Engaging your local community is also crucial. Whether you’re a Foundation Trust engaging your members or part of a Clinical Commissioning Group, your locality is a critical stakeholder in everything you do.
How do you manage this and ensure your key deliverables are achieved?
Strong project management and effective financial modelling will underpin your efforts. Making this happen through a greater focus on quality, innovation, productivity and prevention (the QIPP agenda), presents a challenge in itself. Every health community faces the same challenges – emphasis on clinical commissioning, ambitions (targets), vital signs, achieving financial balance at a time of falling income levels, challenging recruitment and retention, providing and commissioning safe and effective services, joined up working within communities, and improving public engagement and choice. Innovation will be essential at this time. Creating the environment to enable ideas to flourish and the change management support to embed new innovations will be key. So, is ‘Buy One, Get One Free’ achievable in QIPP?
Why choose Agencia to support you?
Now more than ever, following years of increased growth, the NHS faces years of reduced funding, and there’s a need to focus on getting it right in every health and social care intervention. This means reducing waste and inefficiency, prioritising effective care and treatments, improving use of technology, encouraging opportunities such as e-consultations. Providing the right tools to clinical staff to do the job certainly, but also looking for ways in which services can be transformed; Agencia can help you do this through:
- Financial modelling services
- Improving efficiency via simplification, standardisation and the potential to share services
- Reviewing services including back office functions (HR, Finance, Payroll, Estates)
- Identifying cost reductions
- Reviewing possibilities for local ‘call centre’ services (for example, clinic/GP appointment bookings)
- Re-engineering functions
- Reviewing savings’ plans to ensure savings are being realised and services can continue to deliver in the future including peer reviewing of savings’ plans with other similar Trusts/CCG Clusters
- Reviewing KPIs
By doing this, you will open up new opportunities to re-invest in frontline services.
Let Agencia help you to be the best that you can be
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