Breadcrumb Home Multimedia Lord Howe on improving NHS productivity 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 Lord Howe, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Quality, Department of Health, outlines the productivity challenges facing the NHS.This was part of our Improving NHS productivity: making it happen conference held in 2012.Related contentSlideshowJohn Appleby: why improve productivity and by how much? John Appleby, Chief Economist at The King's Fund, looks at why we need to improve NHS productivity and by how much at our Improving NHS productivity conference.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? June 2018 quarterly monitoring report Although we have technically moved out of winter, the latest performance data paints a picture of continuing pressure on NHS staff and services. While A&E departments understandably received much of the focus over the winter months, a quieter decline continues in waiting times for planned (elective) care. Press release New NHS funding must focus on services outside hospitals New funding must focus on services outside hospital including social care and community health services, according to NHS finance directors surveyed for the latest quarterly monitoring report from The King’s Fund. Blog NHS medicines provision: a tricky balancing act With medicines spending growing at a time of NHS funding restraint, difficult choices lie ahead for policy-makers. Leo Ewbank assesses the current situation and looks at what the future may hold. Report The rising cost of medicines to the NHS: what’s the story? In the face of rising costs, the NHS is grappling with how to provide access to medicines in an affordable way. Our new briefing explores the NHS’s approach to managing its spending on medicines and choices that policy-makers are likely to face in future.