Small change matters

As we work together to deliver the best care possible within the budget available to us, it’s vital that we use these resources effectively to secure maximum benefit for patients.

We have a good track record of identifying better ways of working, and of eliminating duplication and waste; however, there are still many opportunities to alter the way we do things that will help us to further develop high-quality, sustainable services, while reducing variation and improving efficiency.

The senior team is working on strategic transformation and integration which will ensure a focused approach and clarity in the medium to long term, but we are very keen to listen to, and work with, our staff on any areas where you believe changes could be made to achieve further efficiencies and value for our patients and to address the resource challenges we face.

Chief executive Jane Grant said: “Since we launched the campaign in September, I have been encouraged to see so many ideas pouring in from every part of the organisation – ideas ranging from procurement to suggestions on how to deliver more efficient patient care in the community and others on protocols such as how we use thermometers in hospitals… and everything in between!

“Each idea is being considered by my senior team and those taken forward will help contribute to the ongoing work to make NHSGGC more efficient and more effective in using our resources to deliver patient care.

“I want to say a big thank you to those of you who have already submitted ideas and encourage others to send in their suggestions to me and my senior team at: [email protected]