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? March 2018 quarterly monitoring report We find that more patients are facing long waits for hospital treatment, with many of those experiencing the longest waits often most in need. And with demand for services continuing to rise it's very unlikely that meeting waiting time targets will become more achievable. Blog Priorities for the NHS in 2018/19 and beyond Does the new NHS planning guidance contain good news or bad? Richard Murray takes stock of the changes. Blog Focusing on better-value care As the NHS faces financial and service pressures, Matthew Lewis asks if now is the time to focus on better-value care. Blog A&E performance reaches a new low The media and groups of NHS staff are describing an A&E service in crisis, while the government says the NHS is more prepared for winter than ever before. What does the latest national data say about how A&E departments are coping compared with previous winters?