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 Article information Posted:Monday 17 January 2011 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 productivity Lord Howe, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Quality, Department of Health, outlines the productivity challenges facing the NHS.AudioJim Easton on improving NHS productivity Jim 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 Report How is the NHS performing? July 2019 quarterly monitoring report This is the 28th QMR, which takes stock of what has happened over the past few months with NHS financial and operational performance in England. Blog The NHS needs to be more productive – or is it more efficient? Stop reading this and get back to work – you need to be more productive. Or is it more efficient? David Maguire explores the difference between productivity and efficiency in the NHS long-term plan. Long read The NHS long-term plan explained On 7 January, the NHS long-term plan was published setting out key ambitions for the service over the next 10 years. In this explainer, we set out the main commitments in the plan and provide our view of what they might mean, highlighting the opportunities and challenges for the health and care system as it moves to put the plan into practice. Press release Mental health funding squeeze has lengthened waiting times, say NHS finance leads Our latest quarterly monitoring report also finds that despite NHS England meeting its commitment to increase its investment in mental health, nearly a quarter of mental health trusts recorded a reduction in income between 2016/17 and 2017/18.