Breadcrumb Home Multimedia John Appleby: why improve productivity and by how much? This content relates to the following topics: Productivity NHS finances Share this content Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on LinkedIn Share on Email Print this page John Appleby, Chief Economist at The King's Fund, looks at why we need to improve NHS productivity and by how much at our 2011 Improving NHS productivity conference.Related contentAudioLord Howe on improving NHS productivityLord Howe, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Quality, Department of Health, outlines the productivity challenges facing the NHS.AudioJim Easton on improving NHS productivityJim Easton, Director for Improvement and Efficiency, Department of Health, outlines the QIPP 'gameplan' and how the health agenda has been working so far.ReportImproving NHS productivity: More with the same not more of the sameBuilding on a previous analysis produced in association with the Institute for Fiscal Studies, this paper examines the gap between the likely available funding and the level of funding required to achieve the progress projected by Sir Derek Wanless in his 2002 report for the Treasury. Comments Add your comment Your name Email (your email will not be made public) Your job/role Organisation Comment Post comment You may also be interested in Paid event Maximising the value of the NHS estate and back-office systems:making the best use of available resources Blog Political consensus needed to ensure the future of health and social care In July, Chris Ham joined Sarah Wollaston MP to give the Speaker’s lecture on the future of the NHS in the House of Commons. Here, he summarises his contribution, detailing what needs to be done to secure a sustainable health and social care system. Long read What are the priorities for health and social care? Ahead of the party conference season, we assess the state of health and social care and set out the big issues facing the government. Blog Productivity in acute hospitals – are the recommendations of the Carter Review realistic? With the recent publication of the Carter Review's final report on operational productivity in acute hospitals, Richard Murray reflects on whether it proposes a realistic approach to implementation.