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NHS Fife replaces grey fleet with car club

NHS Fife is to cut CO2 and costs by providing grey fleet drivers with access to vehicles from Enterprise Car Club.

(L to R): Andrew Fairgrieve, NHS Fife Director of Estates, Facilities and Capital Services, and Lindsey Macdonald, Business Rental Strategic Account Manager at Enterprise

(L to R): Andrew Fairgrieve, NHS Fife Director of Estates, Facilities and Capital Services, and Lindsey Macdonald, Business Rental Strategic Account Manager at Enterprise

In operation for nine healthcare sites across Fife, the car club initially covers around 30 vehicles, with plans to increase this to 82 over the coming 12 months.

The vehicles will be used by staff travelling between patients and will mean that they no longer have to use their own vehicles or claim for fuel – each Enterprise Car Club car comes with its own fuel card.

The car club will also bring risk management benefits as all vehicles are brand new and receive regular cleaning and mechanical check-ups – a recent survey by Enterprise Rent-A-Car found that one in 14 grey fleet drivers (7%) are in a vehicle more than 15 years old and more than two in five grey fleet drivers (43%) do not undertake any regular maintenance checks themselves on their cars.

The scheme will also cut time and money involved in running grey fleet vehicles – it’s projected that the car club will deliver savings of more than £100,000 per year, which can be reinvested in frontline patient care – and will reduce the Board’s CO2 by around 82 tonnes each year.

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.