Streamlining Programme saves £750k for London trust


17 / 1 / 2014 12.45pm

Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals NHS Trust (BCF) has been named as the best overall performer in the Streamlining Staff Movements Programme StatMan Awards, which were created to recognise outstanding achievements in StatMan compliance. 

The Streamlining Programme is a collaboration between London's worforce directors and HR directors, through HR for London, NHS Employers and Skills for Health. Its aim is to reduce the time and expenditure involved in recruiting and training staff, as well as in the changeover of junior doctors. 

Data provided by learning and development leads from the 30 London NHS trusts involved in the Streamlining Programme was analysed to benchmark progress in a number of key statutory and mandatory training areas including compliance, use of staff time and e-learning.

Statistics from BCF were deemed to be outstanding, with a 22 per cent improvement in compliance and an overall figure of 83 per cent compliance with statutory and mandatory training. The trust also ranked in first place for time taken to train staff, with a reduction from 25 hours to only eight hours to train each member of staff. As a result of these advances, the trust made a significant saving of £750,000 of staff time.

About the Streamlining Staff Movements Programme

The Streamlining Staff Movements Programme was launched in 2009 and focuses on streamlining the processes involved in training and recruiting of staff, as well as the changeover of junior doctors. The 30 trusts involved in the programme have so far saved a total of £8 million, with an estimated potential saving of £100 million to come.

Although currently only implemented in London, NHS Employers is working to create tools and resources to help other regions implement similar programmes.  The tools and resources will be available on the NHS Employers website at the end of March 2014.

To find out more about the Streamlining Programme, please email

Read a media release on the Skills for Health website.

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