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 contextPaul 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 Paid event Maximising the value of the NHS estate and back-office systems:making the best use of available resources 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. Long read What are the priorities for health and social care? Ahead of the party conference season, we assess the state of health and social care and set out the big issues facing the government. Blog Productivity in acute hospitals – are the recommendations of the Carter Review realistic? With the recent publication of the Carter Review's final report on operational productivity in acute hospitals, Richard Murray reflects on whether it proposes a realistic approach to implementation.