NHS Fife has teamed up with Enterprise Car Club to launch a new programme that allows staff to access brand new eco-friendly vehicles for their business travel.

From 17 October 2017, NHS Fife staff can access brand new vehicles from nine healthcare sites across Fife using Enterprise Car Club. The initial rollout will see some 30 vehicles made available, with plans to increase the number to 82 over the coming 12 months.

NHS Fife’s director of estates, facilities and capital services, Andrew Fairgrieve, has led the rollout of the initiative and explains: “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.”

It is projected that the Board’s partnership with Enterprise will deliver savings of more than £100,000 a year, which can be reinvested in frontline patient care. It is also expected that NHS Fife’s new car club will reduce the Board’s CO2 emissions by around 82 tons each year.

Chair of the NHS Fife Board, Tricia Marwick, added: “NHS Fife’s number one priority is to provide the very best care we can for our patients; however, we also recognise our wider responsibilities to staff and the population we serve.

“Our involvement in this initiative will enable us to reduce our carbon footprint whilst providing our services more efficiently and investing greater time and resources in patient care.”