How is the NHS performing? September 2012: Quarterly monitoring report

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Part of Quarterly monitoring report (QMR)

This quarter's report aims to take stock of how the NHS is performing, 18 months into the Nicholson Challenge.

The report finds that NHS performance is continuing to hold up well, but there is concern that quality of care may suffer as financial pressures bite from next year.

This is the sixth quarterly monitoring report produced by the Fund as we aim to provide a regular update on how the NHS is coping as it continues to grapple with the £20billion productivity challenge while implementing the government’s NHS reforms. It is a continuation of our work to assess, analyse and report on the performance of the NHS.

Find out more about our quarterly monitoring report project


Pearl Baker

Community Advocate/Carer
Comment date
13 January 2013
I have been involved on numerous progects over the years, and was the DOH Carer on the Mental Health National Service Framework years ago. Having attended a CCG neeting on the setting up of their website which is supposed to be implemented by April 2013, and only 20 people attending who had absolutely no idea of who is responsible for what 'health and wellbeing' to clinical commissiong group responsibilities. I fail to see who is monitoring this particular CCG or the local authority. I have failed to see any website from the local authority on their responsibilities under the health and wellbeing strategy. I have worked in Consultations for over twenty years, this has to be the worse exercise in monitoring a very new concept by the public. They have no idea what is happening, and what this means to them. At the very beginning of this new concept of health and care the powers that be should have made a genuine interest to inform and engage the public.

Stephen Ridley

Health Advisor for NHS Direct,
Comment date
05 January 2013
I am looking at this report as part of my Continuous Professional Development to keep up to date with the latest findings on the quality of care within the NHS

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