I am very interested in knowing the "NHS trends in performance" figures. What are we looking at, and what are we measuring:
1. Are we interested in true financial figures? Loss & Profit/ Balance sheet/ etc
2. Are we looking at numbers of patients treated Vs not treated?
3. Are we looking at Clinical Outcomes of patients that improved, lives saved against the costs of treatment?
4. Are we looking at financial turnover or profit made. But what is profit in the health care economy?
5. Are we looking at the comparative balance sheet, but each hospital / Trust/ Teaching Hospital has a different balance sheet and different set of patients and different services etc.
We have all been asked to standardise our medical care and operations in our day to day work, in the NHS. Therefore, may we please request for standardised patients, standardised staff, standardised junior doctors and standardised findings in each patient of the same physical, and the same standardised operation and treatment plan to deliver our standardised care.
In NHS healthcare -are we measuring the right key criteria at the right time in order to get the right critical information that will determine the right action plan so that appropriate justified results can be achieved?