Carter review on productivity in NHS hospitals

Lord Carter's review of efficiency in hospitals suggests how large savings can be made by the NHS. The final report, Productivity in NHS hospitals, sets out how non-specialist acute trusts can reduce unwarranted variation in productivity and efficiency to save the NHS £5 billion each year by 2020/21.

The King's Fund has been studying productivity and efficiency in the NHS for many years. Below is a selection of our work on topics related to the Carter review: value, productivity and variations in health care.

Reports and publications