Published: 06/10/2005 Volume 115 No. 5976 Page 21
Confidence has risen in all but one of the key indicators, according to the latest HSJ Barometer of acute trusts.
Confidence in hitting the December 2005 inpatient wait target has reached an all-time high while confidence in accident and emergency waits has leapt nearly a point since the last Barometer.
But confidence in the quality of primary care trust commissioning continues to fall. A new indicator on confidence in signing off the healthcare commission's 24 core standards next month is positive at 7.93.
The barometer survey is based on a panel of 70 acute chief executives and is carried out every two months. The confidential panel is asked to give a score of 1-10 against key indicators (1 = no confidence, 10 = total confidence).
The Barometer of PCT chief executives will be published on 3 November.
SEP 05 ELECTIVE ACTIVITY
Compared to planned
EMERGENCY BED DAYS
Confidence in signing off Healthcare Commission's 24 core standards
NEXT MONTH 7.93
BY NEXT APRIL 8.42
CONFIDENCE IN STAFFING NUMBERS
Medical staff 7.48 (June: 7.13)
Nursing staff 7.73 (6.84)
Therapy staff 7.0 (6.45)
Healthcare scientists 7.13 (6.73)
CONFIDENCE SCORES OUT OF 10
Inpatient access target 05: all-time high 8.69
Outpatient access target 05: recovery to April figure 8.51
A&E waits 98 per cent target: continues to rise 8.82
Financial balance: slight recovery on June 5.71
IT programme: confidence still low 5.31
Clinical improvement: all-time high 7.78
PCT commissioning quality: confidence slumps 3.29
Medical staff numbers: confidence recovers slightly 7.58