Simple Steps 'could Save NHS £5bn'

The NHS in England could save £5bn a year with improved staff organisation and a better approach to purchasing everyday items, a review will say.
Lord Carter came to the conclusion after spending a year working with 22 hospitals on behalf of the government.
He found a wide variation in spending on items, from aprons to latex gloves.
He also identified huge inefficiencies in the way staff were managed, with one hospital losing £10,000 a month through workers claiming too much leave.



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