Breadcrumb Home Multimedia Mike Farrar: meeting the Nicholson Challenge 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 Mike Farrar considers how the NHS can meet the Nicholson Challenge to deliver £20 billion in productivity improvements.This was recorded at our 2011 event The NHS in an age of austerity.Related contentSlideshowJohn Appleby: health spending in the EU - how does the UK compare? John Appleby looks at how health spending in the UK compares with other countries and what the prospects are for spending on health care beyond 2015.SlideshowPaul Johnson: health spending in context Paul Johnson gives an overview of how public spending is distributed and where health fits within the total spending picture. 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 Article State of health and care in England Services are at full stretch and struggling to maintain standards, says Chris Ham. Paid event Maximising the value of the NHS estate and back-office systems: making the best use of available resources Slideshow Robert Naylor: Why the NHS estate matters for patients Sir Robert Naylor discusses the challenges, opportunities and recommendations put forward by the Naylor Review on NHS property and estates. 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.