05 / 2 / 2016 12.30am
In response to the final Lord Carter review, Danny Mortimer, Chief Executive, NHS Employers said:
“Lord Carter’s review rightly recognises that engaging all NHS staff around the efficiency challenge has a powerful effect in driving productivity and efficiency ,and can significantly improve standards of care. Excellent initiatives such as the streamlining programme around recruitment which began in London and has been extended to other areas of the country have already shown good results that bring benefit to patients and reduce costs.
“The report outlines efficiencies that can be made in hospitals but efficiency savings also need to be identified across all areas of the NHS. Care must be taken to recognise local innovation, but we also need to learn from each other to minimise variation in the services we provide to local people"
“The NHS accepts the challenge set by Lord Carter to make the best use of the insights, talents and expertise of our people to improve patient care."