Tag Archives: Performance Targets

Rising Deficits and the Search for Better Value in the NHS: New Approaches to Financial Sustainability? (King’s Fund / BBC News / Health Foundation / BMJ)

Summary Regulators have demanded that hospitals and NHS trusts in England review their financial plans, because rising deficits indicate that existing plans are increasingly unaffordable. Full Text Link Reference Health regulator tells NHS trusts to ‘look again’ at finances. London: … Continue reading

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NHS World Class Cancer Care Aim: Four Week Cancer Waiting Time for Testing and Treatment (BBC News / NHS England / Department of Health)

Summary NHS England’s Cancer Taskforce has ambitious plans to improve performance and quality in cancer care. The new 2020 target involves patients receiving results from cancer tests within four weeks of referral by a GP. Older radiotherapy machines are to … Continue reading

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A New Quality Improvement Manual (HQIP) Plus an Investigation Into Online Repositories of Quality Improvement (BMJ Quality and Safety / BMJ / King’s Fund)

Summary Health Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) has produced a guide to the main twelve quality improvement (QI) methods. Section headings comprise: Introduction: Purpose. Definition of ‘quality’. Good governance. Regulation, accreditation and inspection. Patient involvement in quality improvement. Collaboration for quality … Continue reading

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Review of NHS Performance Under the Coalition Government (King’s Fund / BBC News / Macmillan Cancer Support)

Summary The following review of NHS performance by the King’s Fund finds that waiting times for A&E, cancer care and routine operations have been deteriorating recently, and that Trust deficits are increasing in scale and extent. The report analyses NHS … Continue reading

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Pressures Upon the NHS: Ongoing Questions About the Relationship(s) Between Proxy Targets and Underlying Standards (BBC News / Nuffield Trust)

Summary Patients increasingly wait longer for key services in many hospitals in England. A Nuffield Trust report investigates whether this is a significant problem. Full Text Link Reference Triggle, N. (2015). Best hospitals ‘now struggling to see patients’. London: BBC … Continue reading

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NHS Winter Health Check: Performance Statistics (BBC News / NHS England / King’s Fund)

Summary The NHS England “Winter Health Check” provides the latest statistics on A&E / emergency admissions, winter pressures, influenza vaccinations and NHS 111 performance for week ending January 2015. Full Text Link Reference NHS England’s winter health check. London: NHS … Continue reading

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Allocations of Extra Funding to Ease “Winter Pressures” on NHS Services (BBC News / NHS England)

Summary The ongoing “crisis” in A&E admissions / winter pressures has caused a number of hospitals across the country to declare “major incidents” (although some of these incidents were short-lived and have since been lifted). The list of the hospitals … Continue reading

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Extra NHS Funding Provision For Winter Pressures (BBC News / Department of Health / NHS England)

Summary Further emergency funding has been made available for the NHS in England to help prepare for the recurrent winter crisis in rising demands for health care. This special funding is reported to have been increased by 75% compared to … Continue reading

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House of Commons Committee of Public Accounts Report: Emergency Admissions to Hospital (BBC News / Public Accounts Committee / Healthwatch England / NHS Confederation’s Urgent and Emergency Care Forum)

Summary A recent House of Commons Committee of Public Accounts report examines the increasing demand for A&E services, in the context of budgets under pressure and a shortage of specialist A&E consultants. It also investigates slow progress on introducing out … Continue reading

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