Blog tagged as: Measurement and performance

25 April 2016 | Comments: 1

Sarah Gregory discusses how the health care systems in the United Kingdom compare with those in other countries and asks how we can share ideas and learning.

Richard Murray
1 April 2016 | Comments: 1

NHS Improvement aims to deliver better healthcare, transformed care delivery and sustainable finances. With the official launch on 1 April 2016, Richard Murray considers the challenges it faces.

23 March 2016 | Comments: 16

Four months since the first caps on NHS agency staff spend were introduced by Monitor and the NHS Trust Development Authority, Phoebe Dunn looks at the impact so far.

14 March 2016

With the publication of the first set of NHS equity indicators in January, David Buck considers what the NHS still needs to do to tackle inequalities in health.

4 March 2016 | Comments: 3

A shift in emphasis, away from rules and regulation and towards developing positive organisational cultures that encourage risk taking and avoid blame, will be key as the NHS strives to improve quality

25 February 2016 | Comments: 5

With little political consensus around the way forward for funding our growing social care needs, Richard Humphries looks at how the British public views the options.

23 February 2016 | Comments: 8

With the publication today of our new report calling for a quality improvement strategy in the English NHS, Chris Ham discusses the key recommendations and why the current approach is not working.

18 February 2016 | Comments: 3

With the financial outlook for the NHS looking bleak, Joni Jabbal explores what finance directors are telling us about the real-life detail behind the figures.

17 February 2016 | Comments: 4

David Buck looks at what data from the British Social Attitudes survey tells us about the diversity and scale of volunteering in health and care services.

Richard Murray
16 February 2016

Richard Murray looks at some of the most revealing statistics from the NHS England Combined performance summary published last week.

9 February 2016 | Comments: 2

John Appleby looks at new data from the British Social Attitudes survey to understand why people are satisfied or dissatisfied with the NHS.

10 December 2015 | Comments: 5

Joni Jabbal looks at what enables NHS acute trusts to take data from inpatient surveys, understand it, work with it, and use it to improve patient experience overall.

9 November 2015 | Comments: 4

Delayed transfers of care, where patients are ready to return home or transfer to another form of care but still occupy a hospital bed, are a hot topic of discussion right now. So what does the latest data tell us?

6 November 2015

Last week, Jeremy Hunt announced the government’s plans to introduce Ofsted-style ratings for CCGs, to help fill what he called the ‘transparency gap’ in the NHS. But are more ratings really what the NHS needs?

5 November 2015 | Comments: 3

None of the choices that George Osborne faces are easy, but there should be no doubt about the implications for the public and politicians of an NHS unable to balance its budget in the face of rising demands. 

12 October 2015 | Comments: 1

Chris Ham reflects on the findings of our review for the Department of Health, which recommends radical simplification and better alignment of existing frameworks for assessing performance in the NHS.

4 August 2015 | Comments: 3
The rising trend in cheaper generic medicines rather than proprietary or ‘branded’ drugs being prescribed and dispensed has saved the NHS billions of pounds and enabled millions more prescriptions to be dispensed.
30 July 2015 | Comments: 4
The rising proportion of operations carried out as day cases over the past few decades has been good for patients and a much more efficient use of NHS resources, says John Appleby.
28 July 2015 | Comments: 4
Lord Carter’s interim report on the productivity of NHS providers includes a new method of comparing operating costs: the Adjusted Treatment Index (ATI). But how will it work, and what does it add?
16 July 2015 | Comments: 1
With health policy announcements coming out almost daily both before and after the election, it’s time to take stock of where we are with NHS waiting times.

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