Our Savings Plan
In 2016 we published Our Savings Plan to highlight the financial challenges facing the local NHS and the savings plan to help bridge the gap.
With demand for local health and care services rising faster than our budget, this was just the start of an ongoing conversation with the people of West Cheshire about how best to ensure a sustainable, high-quality local health and care system – both now and in the future.
Twelve months on we updated people on the progress of the initiatives identified in 2016/17, set out our plans for 2017/18 and continued to discuss the priorities and direction of the local NHS with local people.
Delivery against Our Savings Plan in 2016/17 and 2017/18 enabled the clinical commissioning group to return to a financial surplus at the start of 2018/19.
Despite this improving financial position, the combination of rising demand and a cumulative deficit led us to develop a third Our Savings Plan in 2018/19.