Norfolk

NHS Norfolk unveils plans to save £234m by 2015

NHS Norfolk plans to save £234m over the next four years by increasing community care and reducing hospital admissions.

The bulk of the savings will come from acute, community and mental health hospital providers in the county, a report states.

The trust must save £184m by 2015 as part of national NHS cost-cutting measures.

It hopes to make total savings of £234m to provide a £50m "safety net".

Under the NHS Quality Innovation Productivity and Prevention (QIPP) project, each primary care trust (PCT) in the country must outline a cost-cutting plan.

Health bosses plan to save money by reducing admissions of frail and older people to acute hospitals by providing more support in the community, a report to Norfolk County Councillors says.

Health bosses at NHS Norfolk will update members of the county council's Norfolk Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee on their progress at a meeting on Thursday.

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