How is the NHS performing? July 2011

Quarterly monitoring report
John Appleby, Emmi Poteliakhoff
In the second of our quarterly monitoring reports, John Appleby and Emmi Poteliakhoff examine the current state of the NHS.

Many NHS hospitals will struggle to deliver productivity improvements essential to maintaining quality and avoiding significant cuts to services, according to our latest quarterly monitoring report.

This is the second quarterly monitoring report produced by the Fund as we aim to provide a regular update on how the NHS is coping as it grapples with the evolving reform agenda as well as the more significant challenge of making radical improvements in productivity. It complements our monthly waiting times tracker and is a continuation of work that we have done historically to assess, analyse and report on the performance of the NHS.

What measurements did we use?

We interviewed a panel of NHS finance directors to gauge their opinions on the current state of the NHS and the key issues that their organisations are facing.

The report also includes analysis of the latest NHS key performance data, including:

  • delayed transfers of care
  • hospital-acquired infections
  • workforce and redundancy figures
  • hospital and diagnostic test waiting times.

Our NHS health check

This quarter's report is accompanied by a 'prezi' – an innovative online presentation that allows you to click through the graphs and quickly see the key points of the report. Watch the NHS health check prezi for July 2011

See more of our work on this with our other quarterly monitoring reports

How is the NHS performing? Quarterly monitoring report July 2011 cover

No. of pages: 18

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