Category list : Productivity
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Carter savings ‘won’t be enough’, experts warnSubscription
The Carter report has illustrated how difficult it will be to extract further savings from the hospital sector, think tanks have warned.
Government to act on every Carter recommendationSubscription
Health secretary Jeremy Hunt has backed Lord Carter’s review into NHS efficiency, and said the government “will act upon all his recommendations”.
Hospitals must rapidly find ways to reduce delayed transfers of care by taking more responsibility for post-discharge services, Lord Carter has told HSJ.
Lord Carter’s review of hospital efficiency is set to highlight the benefits of consolidated, or outsourced, pharmacy and medicines management services.
Carter to back new measure of nurse productivitySubscription
Lord Carter’s review of NHS productivity is to recommend that a new metric – “care hours per patient day” – should become the principal measure of hospitals’ use of nurses and healthcare assistants from April, HSJ has learned.
Lord Carter is set to recommend that all hospital trusts’ management and administrative costs be limited to 7 per cent of income by April 2018, HSJ has learned.
Hospital trusts have accepted they can make £3bn of the £5bn efficiency savings the Carter review says are possible by 2020, Lord Carter’s review of NHS productivity is expected to say.
The 21 questions the NHS must answer this yearSubscription
2016 is one of the NHS’s rare ‘years of opportunity’. The questions below will determine whether it is a success or failure
Revealed: Trusts' estimated savings potentialSubscription
By using publicly available data, HSJ has been able to closely match the methodology used by Lord Carter to produce trusts’ headline “savings opportunity” figures. Here we list the least and most efficient trusts according to the headline measure, as well as data for all trusts.
Sharing examples of success is helpful and is also where we have seen trusts reduce costs and improve value, writes Ben James