Managing resources and reducing waste in healthcare settings
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Managing resources and reducing waste in healthcare settings

Virginia Minogue Research lead of the Commissioning Strategy Directorate, and research, evidence and knowledge lead of Future Focused Finance, NHS England, Leeds, England
Bill Wells Head of research and development finance, Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust, Oxford, England

The NHS is under pressure to increase its effectiveness and productivity. Nurses are tasked with delivering effective and efficient care, as well as improving patient safety, experiences and results. The reduction of waste in service delivery, care and treatment can release time and resources for nurses to engage in direct patient care. Nurses have an important role in reducing waste and influencing other professionals in the healthcare environment to increase their efficiency and productivity.

Nursing Standard. 30, 38,52-60. doi: 10.7748/ns.30.38.52.s45

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Received: 02 October 2015

Accepted: 23 December 2015