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27.06.16

Carter Review responsibility transfers to new NHS Improvement directorate

Jeremy Marlow, who currently has responsibility for the Carter Review at the Department of Health, will be joining NHS Improvement on secondment to lead a new directorate.

Marlow will become executive director of operational productivity, heading a team made up of both government and NHS Improvement staff, as responsibility for implementing the review transfers to NHS Improvement.

The Carter review, published earlier this year, suggests the NHS could save up to £5bn a year by 2019-20 through efficiency measures.

Following the publication of Lord Carter’s report, national healthcare bodies underlined the scale of NHS challenges ahead as many claimed his recommendations are just the tip of the iceberg of overall necessary savings.

“I’m very pleased and excited to be given this opportunity at NHS Improvement to lead the implementation of Lord Carter’s review in to NHS operational productivity and performance,” said Marlow.

“Despite the fact the efficiencies and productivity improvements required are some of the biggest the NHS has ever delivered, I’m determined that they will also lead to better clinical outcomes and patient experience. From what I have seen working with healthcare professionals over the past year I am also confident that the dedication and commitment exists within the service to achieve it.”

Marlow has previously worked in HM Treasury, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, the Ministry of Justice, Cabinet Office and the Prime Minister’s Delivery Unit.   

Jim Mackey, chief executive of NHS Improvement, said: “I welcome Jeremy to NHS Improvement. He has extensive experience at the heart of government and working with frontline public services and will be continuing the work he has been doing at the Department of Health on the Carter Review.

“The Carter Review offers the NHS a real opportunity to deliver the care patients want in the most efficient way possible. His team will become a real resource for the whole NHS to use.”

In a recent interview with NHE, Adam Sewell-Jones, executive director for improvement at NHS Improvement, said that NHS trusts would need to tackle their deficits through innovating and collaborating with each other on affairs such as procurement, as recommended in the Carter Review.

In the May/June issue of NHE, we spoke Andrew Davies, director of pharmacy at North Bristol NHS Trust, who helped shape the Carter report as part of the pharmacy team, who discussed the future of pharmacy after the review.

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P Buss   27/06/2016 at 14:00

This is both welcome and necessary. There is a huge opportunity to be grasped from engaging clinicians not just in innovation but in the value based procurement agenda.

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