Yes there are savings targets, yes that will be hard, but the inflation deflator is actually an inflator, and tariffs might actually work for the acute sector this time, but the big thing is the new Transformation and Sustainability Funding.
Trust have to perform to their plans to get the funding but thats good, right? Trusts have performed in the past and theres been no incentive, now there is and I'm hoping this will help Trusts see their way through what could have been a very difficult planning round.
The first draft operational plan is due ion the first week of February with the final draft due first week of April, the challenge will be the Sustainability and Transformational Plan, the so called place based plans, easy in big cities, not so easy in the rural health economies, but at least its a start.
As always if there is anything I can help with, get in touch.