Our Strategy Refresh FINAL - Flipbook - Page 16
We need to get the very best out of the resources we have
available to us. We know that striving for efficiency at the
expense of quality is unthinkable whilst quality without
efficiency is unsustainable. We therefore have to find ways
to free up capacity and release resources to invest in those
ideas and models of care that will help deliver sustainable
improvements in quality. Improvements that are not about
the short term immediate impact but improvements that
future generations can benefit from.
Remove unwarranted variation and improve efficiencies
through standardising practice across clinical and nonclinical services and making full use of national tools
showing how we benchmark, including Model Hospital &
Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT). By improving efficiencies
and benchmarking we will, in turn, drive improvements to
Implement IT and information systems that help timely
decision making and ensure decisions are ‘intelligence led’.
Fully understand our costs and associated income for every
service through an annual process of service reviews. This
will bring greater transparency and allow us to see more
clearly where we can drive improvements in patient care,
benchmarking against other Trusts to inform this.
Increase our Elective as a percentage. Our geographical
position, located next to the M4 and the A419 means that
we have a significant reach, particularly for admissions into
our Emergency Department. Elective services have not
evolved in the same way. Rebalancing will bring important
income with it.
Realise the benefits of AI Technology to remove repetitive
tasks from staff, releasing time to allow the ability to focus
on patient care.
Develop commercial opportunities to bring new funding to
invest in staff and services, including section 106, Research
and Innovation and external partnerships. With large scale
housing development set to continue for Swindon and the
surrounding area, we will make sure that the appropriate
contributions are made to support the longer term
expansion of healthcare. We will also ensure that we
explore research opportunities and look to other partners
where we can not only learn new and smarter ways of
working but also benefit from additional funding routes.
Continue our successful work of charitable fundraising.
Following the completion of the Radiotherapy appeal, we
can now focus raising funds for areas of need right across
Services should be operating within the
top quartile of Model Hospital, offering
best value for money.
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