About the QiCC programme

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The NHS is facing the biggest financial challenge in its history. Following real-terms increases averaging 7 per cent since the turn of the century, the NHS budget will grow by just 0.1 per cent a year until 2014/15.

The Spending Review also committed the NHS to delivering up to £20 billion a year in efficiency savings by the end of this period. It must achieve this while grappling with rising demand for services from an ageing population and cost pressures that are squeezing local budgets.

What are the aims of this programme?

Although some hard decisions will need to be taken, evidence shows that there are opportunities to improve productivity at every level of the health system without making major cuts in services.

Getting the best value from every pound the NHS spends must be a single-minded focus for everyone working in the NHS. The aim of our Quality in a Cold Climate programme is to support the NHS in delivering productivity improvements and continuing to enhance the quality of services for patients.

The scale of the productivity challenge

The Quality in a Cold Climate programme began with a series of research and policy outputs that analysed the scale of the productivity challenge facing the NHS and the opportunities to address it:

Opportunities to improve productivity

Our report NHS productivity: More with the same not more of the same highlighted opportunities to improve productivity at every level of the health system. The next phase of the Quality in a Cold Climate programme will focus on evaluating the evidence about specific interventions in three areas:

We will focus on evaluating the evidence about specific interventions in these areas. Our aim will be to provide clear assessments of the options available to improve productivity and practical support for clinical leaders, commissioners and managers to help them do this. We will also examine how best to measure productivity at the local level.

Comments

#868 helena grace
commissioner
Brighton and Hove City Council

Whilst you have mentioned Telecare/Telehealth it would be very helpful to have a well researched evaluation of the cost benefits of daily living equipment and adaptations in terms of improving health outcomes, value for money and personalisation (most people would rather have a one off intervention). Research has already been undertaken by occupational therapists -most notabley Better Outcomes :Lower Costs (Bristol University) also the NICE report which stated that if equipment were a drug it would be 'hailed as the wonder drug of the 21st century. I often think services are missing a trick here- the main prescribers of equipment and adaptations are OTs and as a minority profession they face a particular challenge in bringing the value of their intervention up the agenda.

#511994 longchamps bag
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