Devon has historically overspent its budget and it will spend £1 million each day over its budget by 2021, if nothing changes.
The challenge for planned care
In order for the NHS to move towards living within its budget the health community in Devon needs to reduce what it spends on planned care by £18 million this year (2017/18).
There are 3 key work-stream areas to deliver this:
- Elective care ~ for the population of Devon there will be equitable access to cost effective elective services
- High cost drugs ~ maximising the benefits of high cost drugs and minimising waste
- Cancer Services ~ achieving and maintaining the 62 day standard
More information about each work-stream area, and its mandate, is available by clicking on the links above.