Home About Us Ask an Expert Contact / Find Us Client Testimonials Our Partners

© 2017 EFM Consulting Ltd.  

EFM Consulting Ltd.

The Rivergreen Centre

Aykley Heads



Telephone:  (0191) 383 7444

Click the “Ask an Expert” logo above and complete the form to ask us any Micad related question.  As Micad experts, we will come back to you with a meaningful answer within 24 business hours.


EFM Consulting is a trading name of EFM Consulting Ltd.  |  Company Number:  08238939  |  VAT Registration Number:  144 7847 83

Subscribe to our Newsletter Micad IPR Training Brochure Request a Call Back
contact us

Email Address:*

Contact Number:*



When is the best time to call you?

How can we help you?:

As we are all acutely aware, the NHS is facing its largest ever efficiency challenge.  As a publicly funded body, it is under huge pressure to identify , implement and deliver sustainable cost improvements.   

EFM Consulting can support and guide you through the following process in relation to Cost Improvement Planning:

It is very clear that CIPs are fundamental to a Trusts’ financial plans; however, whilst they are primarily designed to save costs within an organisation, it is of great importance to recognise that they can also transform service delivery and improve the patient or service user experience.

In order to achieve the objectives, the CIP requires robust programme management and a clear communication strategy in which engagement, governance and accountability are key.


CIP is a continual process to ensure sustainability with five key stages which should be followed in order to manage successful programmes:

Benefits of engaging EFM Consulting to support you:

Until recently, Paula Stone was employed within the NHS as Assistant Director of Estates. This role followed her joining the NHS in 2008 as Head of Estates after eight years in a Commercial position with Lloyds Bank plc.

With a proven track record and extensive experience in strategy development and implementation, Paula works in a number of disciplines within estates, including rationalisation programming and cost improvement planning. She is highly competent in improvement planning and budget management and brings with her excellent financial analytical skills and a demonstrable history in the implementation of efficiencies from baseline budgets. She is also competent in the writing of business cases from Strategic development to income generation, estates rationalisation and capital investment.

Paula is a PRINCE2 practitioner and is experienced in programme management.

EFM can support you through the above stages

What do we offer?

Email Paula directly

Email Paula