Here are some of the ideas that the Board of Norfolk & Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT) has told the Cabinet Office and the Department of Health it has planned to improve staff morale and engagement in its mutualisation proposals:
“[NSFT] is now developing radical new plans to again reduce costs. These include a root-and-branch review of activities which are unfunded or loss-making and exploring system-wide savings.”
“cost savings (e.g. from higher staff productivity, higher retention and less job demarcation)”
“remote staff from lower wage countries (e.g. via Skype)”
“Our poor levels of staff engagement and productivity, combined with the importance of these factors in mental health services, give us strong motivation to pursue mutualisation.”
In summary, leave the NHS and embark on another radical redesign.