What’s the payoff for clicking boxes and typing and never ending documentation requirements. The time you spend dealing with cost-savings initiatives. Does it benefit patients? Society is asking you to see the bigger picture. But NHS must honor its part of the deal. We need your help controlling costs, but must be able to show you the result of that effort in kind. Give you the resources to care for patients in the way you would want to be cared for. Balance between your time with patients and your responsibility to use resources efficiently and adopt proven methods of doing so. You work in a hospital where you treat patients at the most vulnerable point in their lives. Less about having to justify the resources you use and more about learning if there are better ways that use less resources and actually get better results. Instead of putting you on the defensive, give you access to best practices of your peers. What we’re offering is a voice in this effort. We want to sustain that culture to shield you from (stem the flow) of endless initiatives and bureaucracy in the practice of medicine. You want to help people improve, prolong or even save their lives. We don’t want more bureaucracy in your lives, we want a supply chain that is clinically aligned with physicians. Goal of this is to prove the more efficient care does not equal compromising care. The pressure to be more cost-effective care will never stop. But, together, we can create a culture
As clinician and caregiver you followed a calling to healthcare for a specific reason. Your peers may have had different reason, but your desire to help others binds you in common cause. Yet, you chose this path without fully realizing that getting the resources you need to do your job would be an everyday distraction from your life’s work. Bed shortages, supply and equipment shortages, and understaffing often seem as pernicious as a pathogen.
Directors of Finance add to this aggravation with endless cost-saving initiatives in response to shrinking national funds. Though well-intentioned, these programs often make healthcare professionals feel they’re being asked to put cost over care.
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