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Congratulations to our HSJ Value in Healthcare Award shortlistees

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It's great news that we have two shortlistees announced today (Monday) in this year's HSJ Value in Healthcare Awards.

The awards recognise and reward outstanding efficiency and improvement by the NHS. Being a finalist means that we have demonstrated we are striving to improve value and efficiency in healthcare and have been judged to be leading the way in this increasingly important area.

The Elective Pathway Improvements project has been shortlisted for the 'Improving the value of surgical services' category while the 'Love waste, hate waste: Fostering a culture of waste prevention and reuse' project has been shortlisted in the facilities and estates management category.

The Elective Pathway Improvements project was carried out across 50 theatres and cath labs to use data and clinical engagement to improve how we manage flow through these areas. As a result of more effective theatre and cath labs sessions, there has been a reduction in cancelled operations of 20% which has led in part to a 5% improvement in the Friends and Family inpatient recommendations. It has also delivered significant savings of more than £3.8m so far and is on track to achieve savings by the end of the financial year of £8.2m.

The 'Love waste, hate waste' submission was based upon the introduction of the Warp It platform to redistribute unwanted items of furniture, equipment and staff uniform that could potentially be re-homed within the Trust rather than being disposed of.

Since the roll out in early 2016, Warp It has saved the Trust over £67,000 in waste and procurement costs and reduced bulky waste volumes by 21%. We now have over 700 members and have recently created a joint account with UHSM in return for a free transport service between sites.

The winners will be announced at a ceremony in London in May 2017.