Capita has agreed a ‘strategic relationship’ with Sussex Community NHS Trust to drive change and improve the quality and sustainability of its patient care services.
Under the five-year deal, Capita will identify efficiencies and better ways of working, initially focussing on:
- strengthening the skills and resources of key trust clinical care and support service leaders to enable them to better identify and drive change in their areas of responsibility;
- transforming the trust’s property and facilities management infrastructure and services, so that patients and staff benefit from an improved estate; and
- helping the trust’s procurement team to identify opportunities for delivering better value for money from non-salary expenditure so that savings can be reinvested into patient care.
To achieve these goals, Capita will provide clinical expertise, service design skills, health intelligence and reporting, and innovative technologies to help support and develop the organisation, services and processes.
Emma Pearson, chief executive at Capita Health and Wellbeing, said:
“The political and economic environment is challenging the NHS to deliver services more effectively and more efficiently, while still improving patient care. Against this backdrop this innovative partnership is designed to overcome these challenges by blending the Trust’s considerable clinical skills and knowledge of the local community with Capita’s broad experience of providing, supporting and helping to transform healthcare services across the NHS and the private healthcare sector. We believe that we can help to genuinely improve outcomes for patients at the same time as helping Sussex Community NHS Trust achieve foundation trust status.”
Sussex Community NHS Trust’s director of finance, facilities and estates, Jonathan Reid, said:
“We will work together as partners to build upon on our respective strengths and expertise and achieve tangible improvements for the health and care system in Sussex. Ultimately, it’s about delivering improved services and better care to some of the most vulnerable patients in the communities we serve.”