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 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? NHS winter pressures We bring together a range of our commentary and analysis to explore the reasons for the extreme pressure on health services this winter. Article NHS England throws down challenge to government The NHS may have to restrict what it provides with its budget, says Chris Ham. Long read NHS myth-busters The debate about how to fund the NHS is never far from the headlines. Here we examine some of the claims made.