Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CUH) is one of the UK’s foremost teaching trusts. Accenture’s procurement best practices and clinical insight have, in combination with the Trust’s own clinical and procurement expertise, helped Cambridge University Hospitals achieve significant incremental procurement savings and move closer to meeting CIP targets.
Costs are climbing steeply, the UK’s population is getting older and more prone to chronic diseases. In the midst of this, extensive structural reform brings with it targeted savings of £20 billion over four years. CUH is a foundation trust, and is therefore given a certain degree of management and budgetary autonomy, which could be at risk if it fails to meet its cost savings targets.