Waste Reduction Conference

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, North East and Yorkshire, Acute



The problem

Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust needs to accelerate and strengthen the degree of clinical engagement because otherwise it will be unable to continually deliver its ambitious Waste Reduction programme.

The challenge

How might we best support and nurture engagement with clinicians to effectively support the Trusts waste reduction programme?

The outputs

The ‘tangible’ products that came from our innovation were:

  • Delivery of a financial surplus
  • On-going successful delivery of the Trusts annual waste reduction programme targets
  • Greater engagement and collaborative working between finance and clinicians
  • List of ideas from group discussions
  • Identification of any collective barriers

The outcomes

The benefits to conference delegates and the Trust as a whole experienced as a result of the innovation were:

  • Renewed enthusiasm amongst clinical leaders for the waste reduction challenge
  • Belief that the challenge can be achieved
  • Attendees now having a better understanding of our waste reduction programme, our financial position and capital spend
  • An understanding in delegates of how to develop waste reduction ideas for their own clinical areas
  • The identification of continuing inhibitors to the success delivery of clinical waste reduction ideas
  • Ideas to better ways for information sharing to ensure clinical and front-line teams are engaged in waste reduction

The Innovation

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Innovation Showcase Session: Waste Reduction

Workshop exploring innovative strategies to spotlight waste removal as a top priority, educate teams in waste management activities, and empower teams to eliminate root causes of waste rather than resorting to temporary solutions.

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What the peer-reviewers said

“This is really useful and can really see the benefits to this innovation, as it’s driven improved data consistency in the trust.”

“Great implementation of use of the MH data into business as usual processes from CIP targets aligned to opportunities and business cases”

“I think it’s important that finance team do also use clinical data sets to help increase engagement and support cases for change using non-finance and financial bench-marking information.”

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