Blog tagged as: Productivity and finance

5 February 2016

With the publication today of our briefing on the impact of the NHS planning guidance, Phoebe Dunn discusses the key findings and what this could mean for the future of the NHS.

25 January 2016 | Comments: 9

Chris Ham reflects on the recent announcement that three former senior health ministers have proposed a cross-party commission to tackle the substantial pressures now facing health and social care.

22 January 2016 | Comments: 3

Media reports suggest that the Chancellor is actively considering a radical reform of pension tax relief. Nicholas Timmins considers the potential outcomes.

20 January 2016 | Comments: 8

John Appleby looks at how much we would need to spend on health to close the spending gap between the United Kingdom and other EU and OECD countries.

18 January 2016 | Comments: 6

Will NHS leaders embrace the opportunities offered by the new NHS planning guidance to plan and deliver care based on places rather than organisations? Hugh Alderwick considers the challenges and timescales involved.

14 January 2016 | Comments: 2

Richard Murray reflects on the implications of the new NHS planning guidance and how funding from the newly created Sustainability and Transformation Fund will be allocated.

4 January 2016 | Comments: 12

Chris Ham considers how the NHS can tackle the biggest challenge it faces in 2016 - meeting the £22 billion productivity challenge.

20 November 2015 | Comments: 3

With the NHS overspend running at £1.62 billion for the first half of the year, what are the options available to trusts struggling to stay in budget?

8 November 2015 | Comments: 5

Ahead of the Spending Review, Richard Humphries and John Appleby look at the data to examine the likely fall in social care spending.

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. 

26 October 2015 | Comments: 7

When the Care Quality Commission suggested in its recent State of Care report that ‘safer, better care does not necessarily cost more’, the inclusion of the word ‘necessarily’ was  important, says Helen McKenna.

20 October 2015 | Comments: 8

In his data blog, John Appleby looks at the scale of the NHS funding squeeze.

14 October 2015 | Comments: 2

In his keynote address at our annual integrated care summit, Simon Stevens gave what was arguably his most important speech since he took up post. His speech contained three big messages.

24 September 2015 | Comments: 1

What can be done to improve the quality of decision-making on NHS mergers, and can the tide of unsuccessful mergers be stemmed?

14 September 2015 | Comments: 5
On the back of The King's Fund's submission to the 2015 Spending Review, Chris Ham reflects on the Department of Health budget and NHS funding.
9 September 2015 | Comments: 1
Misuse occurs in the NHS when health services are poorly delivered. So how big is the problem of preventable harm in health care?
19 August 2015 | Comments: 3
Underuse happens when effective care isn’t delivered when it’s needed and it can lead to people needing more complex care as their conditions get worse. So, where might the NHS not be delivering enough of the right things?
12 August 2015 | Comments: 20
More health care is not always better health care. Sometimes the NHS delivers services that people don’t want or need: the problem of overuse.
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?

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