Project Aims

To identify opportunities where collaboration between Trusts in corporate services areas could bring benefits.


  • Economies of scale leading to reduced costs
  • Maximised utilisation of equipment
  • Creating a pool of expertise
  • Improving service resilience
  • Standardising and simplifying processes

Key achievements

  • HR: formal streamlining/standardisation priorities for 2017/18 confirmed
  • HR/ Legal Services: Efficiencies realised through standardised approach to legal services and e-rostering has won national recognition as a finalist in the HSJ Awards
  • Finance: Two financial hubs around the financial systems Integra and Agresso are in place

Progress on current projects – March 2017

  • Finance: A longer term financial strategy is under development, which will be confirmed in a workshop for the Directors Of Finance and Deputies
  • Finance: A review is taking place on system functionality on the back of the establishment of the two hubs around the financial systems Integra and Agresso
  • Payroll: An implementation plan has been established that will see Rotherham and RDASH join the shared service provided by STH

Project Team

  • John Somers – Chief Executive Sponsor (Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust)
  • Richard Parker – Chief Executive Sponsor (HR) (Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust)
  • Janette Watkins – Programme Manager
  • Ben Chico – Project Manager

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