NHS Fife is aiming to save more than £100,000 a year after teaming up with rental firm Enterprise Car Club to launch a car club.
The organisation has taken on an initial 30 vehicles for clinicians and support staff to use on business instead of driving their own vehicles.
The use of the 'grey fleet' increases wear and tear on employees' own vehicles and means they have to spend considerable time reclaiming any expenses they incur.
However, the car club scheme means staff will instead be able to access brand new, eco-friendly vehicles from nine healthcare sites. It is planned to incease the number of vehicles to 82 over the next 12 months.
Andrew Fairgrieve, director of estates, facilities and capital services at NHS Fife, said: “NHS Fife’s partnership with Enterprise Car Club offers numerous advantages for both staff and the organisation as a whole.
“Staff participating in the initiative will no longer have to rack up mileage on their personal vehicles, and as each Enterprise Car Club car comes with its own fuel card they do not have to wait weeks to be reimbursed.
“All Enterprise Car Club vehicles are brand new and receive regular cleaning and mechanical check-ups, so NHS Fife staff can be assured that the vehicles will be in tip-top condition whenever they need to use them.”
As all cars available through the programme have small engines and offer low emissions, it is expected that NHS Fife’s new car club will reduce the board’s CO2 emissions by around 82 tonnes each year.
The attached photo shows (from left): Andrew Fairgrieve, NHS Fife director of estates, facilities and capital services, and Lindsey Macdonald, business rental strategic account manager at Enterprise