Quality in a Cold Climate

This project has been completed

The NHS is facing the biggest financial challenge in its history. Our Quality in a Cold Climate project aimed to support the NHS in delivering productivity improvements required to meet this challenge.

Audio and video related to this project

Mental health and the productivity challenge

We hear from Chris Naylor, project lead, and a number of the case studies featured in the final report from our publication on mental health and the productivity challenge.

Improving NHS productivity

Lord Howe, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Quality, 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.

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

Unwarranted variations

We get an American perspective on unwarranted variations in care from Jack Wennberg and Al Mulley. How can we compare this to variations in NHS care in England?