STPs chosen to lead major £350m back office savings drive

The Greater Manchester, Kent and Medway, mid and south Essex, and north west London STPs have been selected to be “pathfinders” for the programme, HSJ has learned.

NHS Improvement has said the savings drive could cut the NHS’s corporate services bill by £350m over the next four years.

HSJ has been told the pathfinders were chosen because they covered each of the four NHS regions, and were viewed as areas that could make fast progress. The areas will explore different approaches to develop models that can become blueprints for the other 40 STPs during a national implementation phase next year.

NHS Improvement is collecting benchmarking data so every STPs’ corporate costs can be ranked as part of the programme, led by NHS Improvement operational productivity executive director Jeremy Marlow.

Full story in HSJ 2 December 2016