Spending review saves NHS trust £1m


A research project reviewing NHS Bradford and Airedale's transport services has found ways to save the trust in excess of £1 million.
Manchester Business School and the NHS carried out the award-winning research project, which analysed the trust's patient services, deliveries and taxi contracts. The health trust and its partners, including Bradford Council, could make savings of more than £1,072,000 through reducing transport costs by 25%.
NHS Bradford and Airedale service improvement manager Jim Bamford said: "We are delighted to have won the award. The project was not just about reviewing the transport needs of the local population; it was also about getting better health outcomes for patients.
"In addition, by reducing the amount of vehicles on the road, we will in turn have a positive impact on reducing our carbon footprint."
The money-saving project has won the 2010 Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) prize for the best application of social or management science, as well as the 'best partnership North East England'.
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