Improving NHS productivity: making it happen

Date: 
Venue: 
The King's Fund

Event highlights

The NHS White Paper, Equity and Excellence: Liberating the NHS, recognises the financial challenges the NHS faces and the role QIPP will play in supporting the NHS in identifying efficiencies whilst driving up quality.

The King's Fund recent report, Improving NHS productivity: More with the same not more of the same, set out the scale of the productivity challenge facing the NHS and analysed strategies for improving productivity.

Actually improving health care productivity is not straightforward and the biggest challenge facing the NHS is to act on the knowledge of what needs to be done and to make it happen.

Presentations and talks from the conference

John Appleby, Chief Economist at The King's Fund, looks at why we need to improve NHS productivity and by how much.

Lord Howe, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Quality, Department of Health, gives an overview of the proposed health reforms and outlines the productivity challenges facing the NHS.

Jim Easton, Director for Improvement and Efficiency, Department of Health, discusses how the QIPP health agenda has been working so far and how quality of care can be improved whilst implementing substantial efficiency savings.

Programme

Programme

Opening session

Chair: Professor Chris Ham, Chief Executive, The King's Fund

  • The QIPP Challenge
    Lord Howe, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Quality, Department of Health
  • Why improve productivity and by how much?
    Professor John Appleby, Chief Economist, The King's Fund
  • Strategies for improving productivity
    Mark Jennings, Director of Oxyjenn Consulting

Session two

  • Making it Happen keynote address
    Jim Easton, Director for Improvement and Efficiency, Department of Health
  • Questions and Discussion 

Session three

A: Making it happen: a regional perspective, Steve Fairman, Director of Improvement and Efficiency, NHS South Central

B: Making it happen: a GP perspective, Dr Donal Hynes GP, PEC Chair, Somerset Primary Care Trust

C: Making it happen: improving quality to improve productivity, Dr Peter Lachman, Consultant Paediatrician, Great Ormond Street Hospital and The Royal Free Hospital

D: Making it happen: the Foundation Trust perspective, Donna Green, Chief Operating Officer, Basingstoke and North Hampshire NHS Foundation Trust