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The Pacific programme

Between August 2013 and March 2019, we led a national savings programme known as Pacific. This was in collaboration with the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), NHS England and other organisations.

The Pacific programme used insight from our data and specialist expertise to identify and help to deliver a range of initiatives. This released more than £1 billion for reinvestment into NHS services.

All programme activity was aligned to the NHSBSA’s business strategy. The key areas of focus were:

  • getting the most from our data, for example, by supporting the optimisation of medicines use
  • improving care pathways, for example, by supporting the spread of innovation and best practice
  • minimising opportunities for fraud or error, for example, by managing payments to and from patients and service providers
  • making processes more efficient, for example, by improving how the NHS buys and distributes goods and services

With more than £1 billion of value delivered, the Pacific programme achieved its objective and has closed. The collaborative approach to innovation and improvement that led to its success is now embedded in the routine business processes across our organisation. 

The dedicated team that co-ordinated Pacific’s activity has transitioned into our directorate of Strategy, Business Development and Growth.